About Fluid Motion Agility

The fluid motion people

Amanda Nelson's Bio 

Amanda Nelson is well known for her distance handling skills, and she has been traveling the country and teaching seminars for 20+ years. She has traveled around the world to Australia, Japan, Netherlands, England, Switzerland and the Philippines teaching all levels of agility, with nearly all dog breeds.  Amanda focuses on teaching teamwork as well as how to create a strong connection between dog and handler. She works with all styles of handling, from running with your dog to distance handling. Amanda tailors each training session, large or small, to the dog and handler to help bring out the best in the team. Her training techniques consist of a large amounts of targeting, food rewards, and toy rewards. Creating a fun learning environment for the dog encourages a fast, fun, and motivated dog in the agility ring. Amanda uses a combination of Upper Body Cues, Lower Body Cues, and Verbal Cues. This system was derived from the natural cues that most dogs read and pick up quickly. Handlers are taught how to use all of these cues, together, to create a customized handling system that can be tailored to their unique dog. All of these techniques have resulted in Amanda earning numerous titles with her dogs including the MOD SQUAD award, Purple Achievement Cup, and over 40 NADAC Championship titles. She has won the NADAC Championships multiple times, including winning the Super Stakes and Starter Stakes division. She has also been Top Bonus Dog, Top Purple Dog, and Top Dog of the Year several times in NADAC.

Amanda was the first Junior Handler to earn a NATCH, V-NATCH and JH-NATCH as well as the first Junior to earn Top Dog of the year and 1000, 2000,3000 and 4000 points. She was the first (and only) handler to earn three NATCHes in all three Divisions. (Standard, Veterans and Junior Handlers)

She is also the first handler to earn the 1000, 2000,3000,4000,5000,6000, 7000, 8000 & 9000 point award.

Amanda has filmed two training videos for Dog Sports Video, that were released in the spring of 2006, and she also filmed a Superstakes Training video (the first of its kind) in 2011.


Amanda has also written many training articles for Clean Run magazine, and Dog Sport Magazine, as well as teaching numerous online classes for Clean Run, Agility University, and Fenzi Dog Sports. 

 

Amanda also has a passion for canine fitness, massage, acupressure and nutrition. She is a FitPaws Master Trainer, as well as a TotoFit Fitness trainer. She has also completed her training for Canine Massage from Northwest School of Animal Massage, and Acupressure training from Tallgrass Acupressure for Small Animals. Amanda has also completed her studies of Advanced Herbology from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, and studied Reiki, Reflexology, and Bach Flower.  

Amanda is currently finishing her canine nutrition studies and plans to be finished in 2020. 

 

Jimmy Steele's Bio 

 

Jimmy and Amanda met in 2014, while Jimmy had grown up with dogs and working on a ranch, he knew nothing of dog training. In September of 2014 Jimmy rescued Trip at the NADAC Championships and trained him using the Fluid Motion Training system. Jimmy has had amazing success with his first dog and is consistently earning NATCHes, Speed Stars, Bonuses. 

The fluid Motion Dogs

Outrun's Endless Possibilities

Wall-E

Wall-E is Amanda's first Border-Whippet and definitely not her last! Wall-E has just started limited trialing during 2020 and is already exceeding expectations! 

J-Bar's Trip

Trip

Trip is Jimmy's first agility dog and has already earned multiple NATCH's, Versatility NATCH's, and Speed Star. As well as earning Bonuses and winning the Bonus cup at the 2019 NADAC Championships Stakes class. 

Bullis Creek's Lets Go!

Allons-y (Ally)

Ally competed in the NADAC Starter Stakes class for the first time in 2018 and placed 4th overall and earned a total of 4 sashes. 

Ally earned her NADAC Agility Trial Championship (NATCH) in 2020 

Real Cowboy's See Nargles

Nargles

Nargles and Amanda have earned multiple NATCH's as well as a Speed Star, Bonuses, and have won the NADAC Starter Stakes Division and the Veterans division at NADAC Championships. 

Bullis Creek's Triumph

Try

Amanda and Try have earned more NADAC Bonus awards than any dog in NADAC, winning Superstakes, earning a Purple Distance cup, Silver, Gold, and Purple MODSQUAD. Try was also the Top Bonus Dog and Top Purple Bonus dog for multiple years. 

Past Dogs

Amanda's previous dogs Mardi, Chance, and Sunny 

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  • Michelle Butler
    Michelle Butler Walnut Creek, Calif.
    Looking forward to attending your upcoming seminar in Elk Grove, Calif in Jan 2015!

    Looking forward to attending your upcoming seminar in Elk Grove, Calif in Jan 2015!

  • Sandy Langan
    Sandy Langan Georgia
    Amanda, Taking your seminar in Alabma next week,and would like to be added to the seminar group. Looking forward to it.Sincerely Sandy Langan

    Amanda, Taking your seminar in Alabma next week,and would like to be added to the seminar group. Looking forward to it.Sincerely Sandy Langan

  • Rob Brawner
    Rob Brawner Wood Lake, NE
    Hey Amanda! Just got the pictures of Try. Thanks for sending them. Congrats on all your accomplishments and for keeping in touch with us.Best of luck to you and Try. Stop in if your ever in our neck of the woods. We have a great guest cabin that you are welcome to spend a day or 3 in. See ya, Rob.

    Hey Amanda! Just got the pictures of Try. Thanks for sending them. Congrats on all your accomplishments and for keeping in touch with us.Best of luck to you and Try. Stop in if your ever in our neck of the woods. We have a great guest cabin that you are welcome to spend a day or 3 in. See ya, Rob.

  • Kathy Gasser
    Kathy Gasser Decatur, IL
    Hi Amanda, I was at the Antioch Seminar with the Welsh terrier, "Isha". I was very impressed with the skills learned by the people there, all of which were things you teach. If I join the forum, for a 1 yr subscription, would I be able to get all previous on-line seminar material? Since I have so little instruction available to me locally, I would like to try your on-line instructions. If you think the forum would benefit me in my situation, I will join it. Please let me know. Thanks again for a wonderful seminar and all the examples of your training put to work with the seminar participants. Thank you. Kathy Gasser and Isha.

    Hi Amanda, I was at the Antioch Seminar with the Welsh terrier, "Isha". I was very impressed with the skills learned by the people there, all of which were things you teach. If I join the forum, for a 1 yr subscription, would I be able to get all previous on-line seminar material? Since I have so little instruction available to me locally, I would like to try your on-line instructions. If you think the forum would benefit me in my situation, I will join it. Please let me know. Thanks again for a wonderful seminar and all the examples of your training put to work with the seminar participants. Thank you. Kathy Gasser and Isha.

  • Jodi Dillard
    Jodi Dillard Casper,Wy
    Amanda, Thank you so much for all the great advice and training tips. It was a great weekend of learning and a lot of laughs!:)

    Amanda,
    Thank you so much for all the great advice and training tips. It was a great weekend of learning and a lot of laughs!smile

  • Karen Pedersen
    Karen Pedersen Zion, Illinois
    Amanda would like to thank you for helping to re-build our relationship when you were at Candy's Canines in Antioch, ILlinois. We are working hard on our teamwork...thanks to you we are becoming a better team.:)

    Amanda would like to thank you for helping to re-build our relationship when you were at Candy's Canines in Antioch, ILlinois. We are working hard on our teamwork...thanks to you we are becoming a better team.smile

  • Jeannie Biggers
    Jeannie Biggers Bozeman, MT
    I loved the tale of Chance that Becky wrote. What a great story of a child and her best friend!

    I loved the tale of Chance that Becky wrote. What a great story of a child and her best friend!

  • Allyssa
    Allyssa Missouri
    WOW!!!!!!!!I learned SOOOOOOOOOOO much by visiting your site! GREAT job!

    WOW!!!!!!!!I learned SOOOOOOOOOOO much by visiting your site! GREAT job!

  • Pam
    Pam Butte, MT
    Amanda, your accomplishments are impressive and you're the best! I want all of my dogs to be like yours.

    Amanda, your accomplishments are impressive and you're the best! I want all of my dogs to be like yours.

  • Shirlene Clark
    Shirlene Clark Melbourne Australia
    Amanda you are indeed a very accomplished young woman. Having had the pleasure of working with you and attending your seminar in Melbourne, Australia i have nothing but praise for you knowledge and ability to teach and pass on that knowledge. Ever want to come back to Australia to give another seminar just let me know !!

    Amanda you are indeed a very accomplished young woman. Having had the pleasure of working with you and attending your seminar in Melbourne, Australia i have nothing but praise for you knowledge and ability to teach and pass on that knowledge. Ever want to come back to Australia to give another seminar just let me know !!