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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Feet Forward Handling Strategies: Anything From Anywhere

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: September 18, 2018
Registration Closed: October 2, 2018 @ 9 pm Eastern

Get ready to attack the course with more connection...

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In The Zone: Pre-Run Techniques to Maximize Your Performance in the Ring

This 14-day course will teach you how to make the most of your time before the run in order to have an amazing run!

Category: Motivation, Foundation, Mental Game, Problem...

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In The Zone: Pre-Run Techniques to Maximize Your Performance in the Ring (Extended - Returning ITZ Students Only)

This 21-day course will teach you how to make the most of your time before the run in order to have an amazing run! This includes the original In The Zone class with a 7 day bonus for big run and big event prep!

NOTE: This course is...

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In The Zone: Pre-Run Techniques to Maximize Your Performance in the Ring (Extended)

Extended Self-Guided Study Registration Closed: February 28, 2018 @ 9 pm Eastern

This 21-day course will teach you how to make the most of your time...

Learn Your Dog 2: Handling Solutions For You and Your Dog with Tracy Sklenar

Learn Your Dog 2: Handling Solutions For You and Your Dog

For those who have participated in Learn Your Dog either online or at a live seminar (or similar seminars with AU instructors), this course is designed to take your handling to the next level by applying it to real life situations as well as...

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Learn Your Dog 3: The Toolbox

Every handler should have a “toolbox” of handling cues to choose from to drive the dog around the course, and every dog and handler will need a different toolbox! This course will help each handler develop their own handling system with a...

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Learn Your Dog CAMP: Course Analysis for Maximum Performance (2013)

For those who have participated in Learn Your Dog either online or at a live seminar (or similar seminars with AU instructors), this course is designed to take your handling to the next level by applying it to real life situations as well...

Learn Your Dog 2: Handling Solutions For You and Your Dog with Tracy Sklenar

Learn Your Dog CAMP: Course Analysis for Maximum Performance (2014)

This course is designed to take your handling to the next level by applying it to the challenges we see every weekend on course in AKC and USDAA, as well as the challenges that are becoming increasingly popular. You will practice reading...

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Learn Your Dog CAMP: Course Analysis for Maximum Performance (2015)

Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in course challenges while fine tuning your handling! This course is designed to take your handling to the next level by applying it to the challenges we see every weekend on course in AKC, USDAA and UKI,...

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Learn Your Dog CAMP: Course Analysis for Maximum Performance (2016)

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: March 14, 2016
Registration Closed: March 28, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

Raise your game with the 2016 edition of CAMP! We will focus...