About

This blog covers everything from my random ramblings; to agility training, and natural health.

Amanda’s Websites

Fluid Motion Agility Youtube Channel – www.youtube.com/fluidmotionagility

Fluid Motion Website – www.fluidmotionagility.com

Fluid Motion Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/fluidmotionagility

 

Training Philosophy

Amanda uses a Clicker and Targets in most all of her training, her focus is on building a strong relationship between handler and dog, to do this she emphasises lots of relationship building exercises such as her TEAM Training program as well as a strong foundation through shaping and targets. Amanda’s goal when working with her own dogs, as well as her students, is to create a lasting partnership between handler and dog both in and out of the agility ring.

Bio 

Amanda has been competing in agility for 20 years and has been teaching agility across the country for 12 years; Amanda provides Canine Massage and Acupressure as well as Canine Nutrition and Herbology throughout the country at agility shows and in Bend, OR where she lives.

Amanda has integrated her massage therapy with acupressure and reflexology to create Fluid Motion Bodywork, more information about that can be found here.

Amanda is currently studying:

Canine Fitness and Nutrition (Advanced Study)

Canine Acupressure  (Advanced Study)

Amanda has completed the following programs:   (most recent at the top) 

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure – Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine
American College of Healthcare Sciences  Homeobotanical Certificate
American College of Healthcare Sciences Advanced Studies
American College of Healthcare Sciences Herbal Studies
Bach Center Flower Essence program
Trigger Point Therapy Course
Northwest School of Animal Massage, Small Animal Program (Sports Therapy)
Clayton College’s Holistic Care for Companion Animals Certificate
Chakra Therapy Program
North West School of Animal Massage Small Animal Program  (SAMP)
Reiki Master Training
Canine Reflexology program
Veterinary Assistant program
Crystal Healing Program
Beyond the Rainbow’s Bach Flower Essence program
Petmassage Institute’s Level 1 Canine Massage program


Bullis Creek’s Triumph “Try” started her agility career in June of 2005 and has earned the following:

Purple Achievement Cup (She is one of only four dogs to earn this award)

Gold Achievement Cup

Silver Achievement Cup

2013 NADAC Superstakes Champion 

Number 1 Purple Bonus Dog for 2013

Number 1 Overall Bonus Dog for 2013

Number 1 Purple Bonus Dog for 2012

Number 1 Overall Bonus Dog for 2012

Try placed 3rd in the Superstakes Class at the 2012 NADAC Championships

Try placed 2nd in the All Around class at the 2012 NADAC Championships

Try earned her Versatility NATCH-2 in November of 2012

Try earned her NATCH-2 in July of 2012

Try earn her NATCH and Versatility NATCH in the Spring of 2012

Try earned her Platinum Speed Star in July of 2012

Try earned her MOD SQUAD at the 2011 NADAC Championships Pre-Trial

2nd Overall for Highest Number of Purple Bonus Runs in 2011

4th Overall for Highest Number of Bonus Runs in 2011

2nd Overall in the Superstakes class and Highest Number of Bonus Points at the 2011 NADAC Championships

Highest Scoring Female Border Collie in the Superstakes Class – 2011 NADAC Championships

Recipient of the Lucky Award at the 2011 NADAC Championships

Amanda and Try earned Highest Number of Bonus Points in the Skilled Vet category at the 2010 Championships, competing in the Superstakes class

Amanda and Try earned their first 20 Point Bonus run in May of 2010

Placed 4th at the 2009 NADAC Championships in Shelbyville, TN in the Skilled 16″ division

Won the 2008 NADAC Championships in the Skilled 16″ division, Try also won the Highest Scoring Skilled Dog in Hoopers award.

Placed 5th in the 16″ Skilled division at the 2007 NADAC Championships at Gillette, WY and earned the Highest Scoring Skilled dog from Idaho award at the Championships. This was Try’s first NADAC Championship!


Real Cowboy’s See Nargles “Nargles” started her agility career in Jan of 2011

2013 NADAC Starter Stakes Champion 

Nargles competed at the NADAC Championships for the first time in 2012 and placed 4th in the All Around class

Nargles earned her first 15 Point Bonus run in July of 2011


Amacris Party All Night “Mardi” (1998-2010)

Mardi was born with only one eye and just started her agility career in the summer of 2001 and has retired in 2006 due to some health issues, She has done very well earning the following accomplishments:

NATCH
Versatility NATCH

Triple Superior at the Novice and Open level

Top Ten in Skilled Jumpers 2006

Top Ten in Skilled Tunnelers 2006

Recipient of the 1000 and 2000 point award in NADAC

4th in the 2001 NADAC Championships 20″ Junior Handler Division

Top ten at the 2003 NADAC Championships in the Regular, Jumpers and Touch N’ Go classes.


Amacris Outside Chance “Chance” ( 1992-2006) has earned the following in NADAC:

NATCH, O-NATCH, S-NATCH,

V-NATCH, O-V-NATCH, S-V-NATCH, V-NATCH 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9 & 10

JH-NATCH, O-JH-NATCH, S-JH-NATCH,JH-NATCH 4 and 5 ,

Versatility NATCH, O-Versatility NATCH and S-Versatility NATCH

Top Overall Dog of the year in 1998, 2000, 2001 & 2002
Top Gamblers Dog of the year in 2000, 2001 & 2002
Top Jumpers Dog of the year in 2000, 2001 & 2002
Top Regular Dog of the year in 1998, 2000, 2001 * 2002

Top Lifetime dog Overall in 2002, 2003 & 2004
Top Lifetime dog Regular in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2004
Top Lifetime dog in Jumpers in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004
Top Lifetime dog in Gamblers in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004

Second dog to earn 1000 points in NADAC.
First dog to earn 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000,6000,7000 and 8000 points in NADAC.

Triple Superior Elite Level, Triple Superior Elite Level-Veterans, Triple Superior Elite Junior Handler, earning her the Triple Triple award

Triple Superior Versatility Award

Chance has qualified and competed at every NADAC Championship from 1995-2004

Winner of the 1999 and 2000 Junior Handler division at the NADAC Championships

Second place in the Junior Handler division in 2001 at the NADAC Championships

Top ten in Veterans Regular division at the 2003 NADAC Championships

Winner of the 2004 NADAC Championships 20” Double Digit Veterans Division

Chance has a total of 9540 points in NADAC


Amanda’s first dog a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Ar-Zoo’s Dab of Sunshine “Sunny” competed in USDAA with Amanda and her mom Sharon. Sunny was the 2nd 12″ dog to ever earn a MAD (Masters Agility Dog) also the first Pembroke to ever earn that title. She was the first dog to ever earn a MADC (Masters Agility Dog Canadian)
In NADAC Sunny was the fourth dog to earn a NATCH, she was the first dog to earn a Outstanding NATCH, a Superior NATCH, she was also the first to earn a fourth and fifth NATCH.
As well as the first dog to earn a NATCH in all three Divisions. She was also Top Dog in 1996,1997,1998 and 1999.


Amanda is 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 is 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.

She has taught seminars all over the country as well as traveling to Australia and Japan to teach. She traveled again  to Australia in November of 2004 to judge the NADAC Australia nationals and to teach handling seminars.

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, Dog Sport magazine and the NADAC Newsletter.

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