Professor Tracy Sklenar

Professor Tracy Sklenar
Tracy Sklenar has been training dogs and competing in dog agility for more than 15 years and is one of just a handful of handlers/coaches in the world who has appeared in international Finals as a coach for her country and as a handler with her own dog, at different world championship events in the same year! She is on the faculty of Agility University (www.agility-u.com). Tracy also travels throughout North America to teach seminars and compete.

2015 has started with a bang, with Tracy and Export winning a Silver medal (Team) and Bronze medal (Individual Agility) for the USA at the IFCS World Agility Championships. 2014 was a busy year, featuring wins in 5 different Regional Finals (in 2 different heights), a 4th place finish in the Steeplechase Finals at USDAA's Cynosport World Games as well as running in both the Team Finals and the Master Challenge Finals, selection to a spot on Team USA at European Open, winning a spot on Team USA for IFCS and earning a Finalist spot at the AKC National Championships.

Tracy has competed successfully in agility with a variety of dogs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments. Currently, she shares her life with 6 dogs: a Rat Terrier (retired 13 year old Rebound), 3 BC mixes (9 year old Export, 6 year old Matrix and 2 year old Voodoo), and a two Papillons (3 year old Crusher and puppy Macho Nacho). In the ring, their runs are noted for focus, accuracy, consistency and speed!

Tracy also has extensive coaching experience, ranging from local competitors to international teams. In 2012 and 2011, she was the Coach/Manager of Team USA at the World Agility Open in Belgium and the United Kingdom , and in both years was proud to see the US team bring home more medals than any other country both times! She served as the Manager/Coach for Team Canada at the IFCS World Agility Championships in 2008, 2010 and in 2012. These teams were very successful, ranking high in the Individual medal count and bringing home medals in the Team event.

Outside of international competitions, Tracy's local and national level students have achieved great success with a variety of breeds, including championship titles, national finals appearances, top five finishes in their breed, Invitational appearances, and more! Tracy uses positive reinforcement, games and shaping to build brilliant behaviors in the dogs while teaching the handlers to be consistent and positive in their handling and dog training. She emphasizes teamwork, connection, consistency, mental focus, play and fun for both the handler and the dog. She also has extensive experience teaching and coaching, instructing local classes, teaching clinics & seminars throughout North America.

Professor Tracy Sklenar

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Max Pup 1: Maximum Foundations for Performance Puppies (Fall 2016)

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: October 24, 2016
Registration Opened: September 1, 2016 @ 12 pm Eastern
Registration Closed: November 7, 2016

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Max Pup 1: Maximum Foundations for Performance Puppies (Winter 2016)

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: January 12, 2016
Extended Registration Closed: February 21, 2016

MaxPup is back and better than ever with the 2016 Edition!...

Max Pup 2 Shaping Skills

Max Pup 2 Shaping Skills

This is a comprehensive series of courses designed to build the Maximum Foundation for your Performance Puppy!

This Course Is Now Closed For Further Registration Category: Shaping...

Max Pup 2 Shaping Skills

Max Pup 3 Handling Foundations and Contacts Foundations

This is a comprehensive series of courses designed to build the Maximum Foundation for your Performance Puppy!

Category: Shaping Skills Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Handling Skills,...

Max Pup 2 Shaping Skills

Max Pup 5: Handling Games - One Jump and Beyond

This class is part of a comprehensive series of classes designed to build the Maximum Foundation for your Performance Puppy! Handling Games is open for any puppy 8 months and older – or adult dogs in need of better understanding of...

Building Drive, Focus and Teamwork in Performance Dogs

MaxPup Handling Games - Flat Work and One Jump Games (2013)

This class is part of a comprehensive series of classes designed to build the Maximum Foundation for your Performance Puppy! Handling Games is open for any puppy 6 months and older – or adult dogs in need of better understanding of...

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MaxPup Handling Games - Flat Work and One Jump Games (2016)

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: April 25, 2016
Registration Closed: May 9, 2016

We will use a series of motivational games to teach the important handling...

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MaxPup Handling Games - Flat Work and Wing Games

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: January 11, 2017
Registration Closed: January 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm Eastern

We will use a series of motivational games to teach...

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MaxPup Handling Games - One Jump and Beyond

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: May 12, 2017
Registration Closed: May 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm Eastern

This class is part of a comprehensive series of classes...