Seanna O’Neill

Edmonton, AB
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UKI Review Passed

I continue to attend course design clinics, because with judging as with handling, I think we can always continue to expand our knowledge base. Some of these clinics I have attended include a USDAA Course Design clinic, and a Tomas Traj Course Design Clinic.

Relevant Experience:
• Dog Agility Trainer since 1990, handling dogs from Borzoi to Malinois, from Shelties to Mixed Breeds. Have handled fast dogs, slow dogs, short strided dogs, long strided dogs, dogs to queue and dogs to win.
• Manager and Instructor, Dynamo Dogsports, a Dog Agility Training Centre, training all levels of handler, from those brand new to Agility to those competing at a National and International level.
• 7 Time Regional Dog Agility Champion / 3 Time National Dog Agility Champion
• Handled Top CKC Agility Dog in Canada, over all Breeds, 2009
• Guest Canadian contributor to “The Agility Voice” the National Agility Magazine of Great Britain
• Organizer of an unofficial Agility Competition called the “Canadian Classic”
• Chairperson of the Host Committee, AAC Alberta/NWT Regional Dog Agility Championship 2007
• Chairperson of the Host Committee, AAC Canadian National Dog Agility Championships 2013
• Manager for the Canadian National Agility Team for World Championships in the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain
• Represented Canada multiple times on the CKC National Agility Team at FCI World Agility Championships (France/03, Spain/05, Norway/07, Austria/09, Spain/16
• Have also been a member of Team Canada at the European Open 2016 and IFCS 2017 (medalled)
• Have designed courses for National Team tryouts
• Have coached the Canadian IFCS team, including uploading/designing courses for team practice.

I try to design courses with flow and challenges appropriate for the level. Believe that novice dogs need to be allowed to succeed on flowing courses, and that experienced handlers need to be challenged in a way that allows their dog to run to their full potential, while being safe on course.