Join us next June for our annual agility camp! Camp will be held June 18-21, 2018.
INSTRUCTORS: Daisy Peel (USA), Anna Hinze (Germany), & Vanessa Mortarino (UK) (click each instructor’s name for a bio!)
Anna has been instructing dog owners for many years. Before teaching agility, she taught trick and obedience classes at her local dog club. Today, her focus is on teaching agility. Anna has taught seminars in Europe, Great Britain and the US. By frequently taking seminars with various successful trainers, Anna continuously expands her knowledge. Furthermore, Anna is certified as a dog trainer by the German Department of Veterinary Matters.
Annas instruction is highly individual to each team’s needs. She realizes that no dog and handler are the same and utilizes different solutions for different teams. Her approach is not “one size fits all”! Consequently, her workshops are suitable for all levels of performance. From absolute beginners to experienced handlers, from youngsters to seasoned dogs, everyone who strives to improve is welcome.
In her lessons, Anna analyzes each team’s strengths and weaknesses, using the skills she gained as part of her Psychology degree. At this time, Anna pursues her studies to become a Master of Educational Science and Technology. Her knowledge from this subject is integrated in her instruction. The combination of knowledge of psychological and educational processes allows for a unique perspective on learning in humans and dogs.
A save and stress-free climate is essential for effective learning. So when teaching new behaviors, Annas likes to use clicker training, exploiting the principles of operant conditioning. However, if your dog is not clicker-savvy, alternative methods are always presented. All training is force-free!
Anna teaches private lessons, group lessons, workshops and seminars. Each teaching session is tailored to your training needs and wishes. Seminars and workshops are customizable to meet students’ requests. The content of the sessions can be discussed beforehand. All levels are welcome!
Daisy Peel is known worldwide as a leading instructor and competitor in the sport of dog agility. She has represented the USA internationally over a dozen times, across three continents, with three different dogs; four times at the FCI World Championships, three times at the European Open Championships, twice at Crufts, twice at the World Agility Open, and twice at the Americas and Caribbean. She has placed individually at the European Open and at the FCI World Championships, is a WAO World Champion, as well as an Americas and Caribbean Gold Medallist. Daisy has won three AKC National Championships, and three USDAA World Cynosport Grand Prix Championships, with two different dogs. She has been a Finalist at the AKC Nationals and USDAA Cynosport games numerous times, and has won numerous USDAA Regional Championships.
Daisy is also recognized worldwide for her abilities as an instructor. Her students have excelled at the top levels in AKC, USDAA, and AAC (Canada), and have themselves been selected to represent their countries at international events. Daisy’s thinking that “advanced handling is merely more precise application of the fundamentals” means that she is dedicated to the improvement of handlers at all levels, regardless of their current level or goals and aspirations. Daisy teaches students of all ages and stages around the globe, in person and through her Online Classes, and is dedicated to helping people further their self-improvement through better training, better handling, and better mastery of their mental game.
Vanessa Mortarino Lloyd
Agility was love at first sight for Vanessa. After working through her Vizsla’s (Keyser) fear aggression issues, she began competing in 2002. She started teaching and assisting beginner agility classes in 2004. Her desire to compete at higher levels led her to Vice, a big , fast border collie. Vice had a different jumping style that she had never seen before in agility dogs. After some research, she discovered Linda Mecklenburg and her ETS studies, and then Linda’s incredible training methods. Vanessa’s handling style and jumping education grew as well as her passion for jump training. Her second Border Collie – Habit ‘s very biddable nature allowed them both to become national finalists and be part of USA teams. Her third border collie – Fix – challenged her further with his different approach to learning, which further improved Vanessa’s skills as a trainer and instructor. Her handling and traiining continued to evolve through instructors such as Silas Boogk, Daisy Peel and Silvia Trkman.
Taboo arrived from Germany with a bang! A confident, agile and quick on her feet border collie. Marriage led them all to start a new and exciting life in the UK. In only two years, Taboo and Vanessa have excelled to join the IFCS GB team. In 2016, Taboo’s sister gave her her fifth border collie – Wicca. Wicca’s future looks very bright! Vanessa’s teaching is based on the team in front of her. She uses her experiences from her own dogs, from various top world competitors and from her experiences on many courses from North America, the UK and mainland Europe to help each handler and dog teams individually to find the best in each other and succeed in their endeavours.
2018 GB squad member (Taboo)
2017 Dania Cup: bronze medal A3 jumping.(Taboo)
2017 IFCS 600 GB team 1st Biathlon agility, 2nd team jumping, silver medallist individual jumping, 4th overall Biathlon (Taboo)
2017 Olympia quarter final qualifier (Taboo)
2016 Border Collie Classic: 3rd place Jumping, Individual Finalist, Team Finalist: Bronze Team medallist (Taboo)
2016 International KC Festival: 2nd place British Open Agility, 2nd place Champ Agility, Champ Finalist (Taboo)
2016 IFCS 650 GB team (Taboo)
2016 WAO 650 Wildcard: 2nd place Pentathlon Jumping, Biathlon finalist (Taboo)
2015 Kennel Club: Champ/grade7 UK, A3 mainland Europe and Masters USA (Taboo)
2014 International KC Festival: International Finalist: 3rd place (Fix)
2014 WAO 650 USA team: Pentathlon and Biathlon Finalist (Fix)
2013 EO Large USA team: 1st reserve team member (Habit)
2013 and 2012 USDAA Nationals Grand Prix Large Finalist: 6th and 8th place (Fix)
2012 EO Large USA team: (Habit)
2012 WAO 525 USA team: reserve team member (Habit)
2012 USDAA Nationals Team Relay Finalist: 1st place (Habit)
USDAA and AKC National Qualifiers: Keyser 2005, Vice 2005–09, Habit 2008–14, Fix 2012–14, Taboo 2014
2009 First Triple Crown Agility Vizsla (USA) 3 Agility Champ titles from 3 different organizations (Keyser)
9 Championship titles: ADCH MACH NATCH Keyser, ADCH Vice, ADCH MACH2 Habit, ADCH MACH Fix
Vice and Habit are also titled in open obedience and tracking.
DEPOSIT is due upon registration and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Instructions for how to pay the remainder will be emailed after the deposit is paid with initial registration. You’ll be able to make small payments throughout the year leading up to camp, to spread out the cost and limit impact on your checkbook!