About the Trainer and Her Dogs
Tina Reynolds brings to the table more than 20 years of experience in dog training sports. She has lived and worked with a variety of breeds in her personal dog agility career. These include Siberian Huskies, Vizslas, Golden Retrievers and Border Collies.
Her first agility dog, a Siberian Husky, was a joy in the ring. She was a confident dog with rigorous obedience training before she started in the dog agility sport. Nia earned her Master Agility Excellent (MX) and Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves (MXJ) titles within her first year of competition in addition to a two-time invitation to the American Kennel Club (AKC), where she ranked the #2 sibe in the US in 2008.
Nia retired early in her career due to sports-related injuries. This prompted Tina to search for a more serious approach to properly training and preparing the dogs for a career as a professional athlete. Nia returned to the show ring in 2013 to earn her Companion Dog (CD) certification!
Tina explored training and methods with Tracy Sklenar, Susan Garrett, Soshana Dos, Monique Plink, and more. Tugger, a young, powerful, and energetic Vizsla has taught Tina the most so far.
Tugger had struggled in many environments and had a fear of people. Training the Vizsla helped bring to light many training opportunities as Tugger enabled Tina to further her skills in behavior modifications and in using tools to work with anxious dogs.
Trendie, a very intelligent, hardworking Border Collie has become a very important part of Tina's life. She has excelled in her obedience/rally training and competition. She competes in Barn Hunt and also competed in agility for a brief time.
Trendie was born with health restrictions. Short, focused, and fun training sessions were a must for Trendie to stay healthy. She has overcome many hurdles and continues to step up with confidence, joy, and speed in everything she does.
Tina's mentor through the years has been Tracy Sklenar. With her, Tina has had the opportunity to present a mini-dog skills camp that saw a huge success and provided a great opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills from everyone.
Tina has also worked with some of the top trainers in the world including Greg Derrett, Susan Garrett, Dudley Shumate, DIane Goodspeed, Susan Salo, Anthony Clarke, Lynda Ortin- Hill, Justine Davenport, Lori Michaels, Monique Plink; Soshana Dos, Melanie Miller.
Tina routinely attends workshops and seminars in addition to taking many courses through www.Agility-U.com. The workshops allow Tina to learn and stay up to speed with the leading training methods for fast, amazing