Connection – Through foundation, and game exercises we create a strong connection between you and your dog.
Teamwork – With connection comes teamwork, you reading what your dog needs, and your dog knowing what you need.
Confidence – Confidence is the heart and soul of all my training with my dogs and my students. If you have Connection, Teamwork, and Confidence. Anything is possible.
I’ve taken two seminars and a couple of one-off classes from Amanda, and would sign up for another in a second! I really appreciate that she takes the time to explain the “why” of things, not just “do this”. When your dog does something wrong, she doesn’t just tell you why. Instead, she frames it as a question to make you think critically to understand your role as the handler and what you did to cause the mistake. I’ve learned a ton from her, and look forward to future seminars.
I love working with Amanda. She is thoughtful, shapes her work to the individual dog, understands building the dog’s confidence as the foundation for anything and everything we do with our dogs, and is clear in her communications to the human on how to help the dog. I have only one complaint… that she is too far away. I’d love to work with her in person a whole lot more!
I am a member of Amanda’s Patreon group. I love the video reviews, it’s much different than the common typed responses that I’ve gotten from other training groups. In addition, she let me bug her for a whole weekend at a trial. . It’s been a personalized experience that I haven’t gotten in the many online courses I have taken!
Dog Lines and Course Analysis Webinar
During this webinar Amanda and Jimmy will discuss how the handle with dog lines as opposed to handling obstacles. They will also go over multiple NADAC style courses to analyze and discuss various handling options. This webinar will be streamed through Youtube. All participants may ask questions during the webinar via the chat function. **Patreon Members** If you are a current Patreon Member at the Working Tier (the $20 tier) or higher, this webinar is included in your membership.
Fluid Motion Patreon Monthly Training Group
What is the Fluid Motion Patreon Group?
Get exclusive access to training videos, lectures, live events, and more! When you join you don’t just get access to the current months videos, articles, and live events, you can also view ALL past months training information and discussions!
You can join this group anytime and cancel anytime as well!
Each month members of all tiers will have access to exclusive videos and lectures from both Amanda and Jimmy, from training to course reviews and analysis. Those in the Working and Private Coaching tiers also have access to unedited training videos from Amanda and Jimmy as they work their own dogs.
Here is what Lori B. has to say about the Patreon group:
I signed up for Amanda’s Patreon group during the pandemic. There is so much information available! We definitely had plenty of awesome exercises to do while staying home. I really really enjoyed it. She is so helpful on an individual level. And most of all she cares about your dog! If she thinks something is too much or just not working she’ll tell you! She doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear. She’s honest and I think that is very important! If your looking for a lot of great information, some great fun, and a good time give Patreon a try!!!
Members of this group also have access to multiple downloads including past webinars with topics like Contact Training Foundations, Cues and Connection, Course Analysis, Teaching Back and more! As well as articles covering distance foundations, commitment, and discriminations.
Members also have access to full 6 week classes from Amanda! (These classes are self paced!)
Current Classes available:
Intro to Directionals
Intro to Distance
Skills and Drills
The Auditing tier lets you view all of the materials and discussions, but you cannot participate, the Working Spot Tier lets you view everything, post a limited amount of videos for feedback, and view unedited training videos, And the Private Coaching Tier gives you unlimited posting abilities, exclusive access to Amanda for training plans and help, and access to Amanda’s private training journal.
In-Person Training with Amanda
Fluid Motion Training Field
Amanda offers private lessons at her training field in Ontario, OR (about an hour west of Boise, ID) Semi-Privates or small workshops can also be arranged.
1 Hour Lessons – $60
1/2 Hour Lessons – $30
Amanda will only be offering foundation lessons and workshops for 2021, small sequences may be set, but the focus of all her lessons will be on helping you and your dog build a strong foundation.
There are currently no workshops planned for 2021
Amanda’s Seminar Calendar
Here is what Donna W. says about working with Amanda:
Amanda’s seminars are fun, interesting, motivational, and I always left feeling so much better about myself and my dogs relationships (I have attended several through the years with different dogs). She makes sure she provides individual specialized attention to each participant but everyone can glean helpful ideas from watching others. If you have the opportunity to attend an Amanda Nelson seminar do it! Memories are waiting to be made!”
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Contact Fluid Motion Agility
Clean Run Learning Center
Amanda also teaches exclusive classes and webinars through Clean Run’s Online Learning Center.
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