Professor Mia Grant


Mia Grant catMia Grant has been involved in agility since 2000 and has been a full-time instructor for over 10 years. She is a regular contributor to Clean Run magazine and teaches seminars throughout the country. Her students keep her in touch with the challenges different breeds bring to agility and Mia is most proud of helping her students reach their goals. Her students have finished numerous Championship titles and podium finishes at National events!

Mia believes in consistent cues getting consistent results, regular foundation maintenance and lots of rewards for our canine teammates. Mia remains a primarily meat and potato handler, she finds keeping those skills strong lets her do the other types of handling, when it is needed.

2016 was quite a year for Mia and her present teammates, 9 year old Vic and 3 year old Rich. Both boys earned spots on the podium at the SW Regionals (Vic 2nd in PGP, Rich 2nd in Steeplechase and 1st in Grand Prix). Rich was able to play as a white dog at the World Team Tryouts and threw down a run in Rd.2 that would have won the class. The focus of the year was Cynosports where Vic was 6th in PVP Standard and Biathlon, 1st in Team Snooker, #1 overall 16" PVP dog and 2nd place in the Performance Grand Prix Finals. Not to be outshined, Rich was 2nd in Team Gamblers, 1st in Team Jumpers, his DAM team took 2nd place in Team Relay, was 2nd place in the DAM Tournament and Rich was the #2 overall 22" dog. He also made both Grand Prix and Steeplechase Finals.

Mia also has international experience as part of the 2012 USA IFCS team with Vic! They brought home the Silver medal in Biathlon and Silver medal in the Team event!

Other accomplishments include multiple Cynosport Performance Grand Prix finals and Performance Versatility Pairs placements appearances and placements with 4 different dogs. She has also been a finalist in multiple DAM, Steeplechase and Grand Prix events at Cynosport and has earned many championship titles as well.

When she is not teaching/training/competing in agility, Mia can be found enjoying her beautiful home town of Santa Barbara, CA with her dogs, usually with her camera in hand.

Professor Mia Grant


First Look: Decel as a Primary Turning Cue

Instructor: Mia Grant
Start Date: January 23, 2017
Registration Closed: February 6, 2017 @ 9 pm Eastern

Deceleration is so retro, it’s cutting edge! This is the...