Lori Michaels and Solei

Lori Michaels and Solei

An avid dog training enthusiast since childhood, Lori has been dedicated to the sport of agility over the last 20 years by competing at national and international events, as well as instructing classes and seminars throughout the US.

Along with her Shelties and border collies, Lori has appeared in the AKC National Agility Championship finals 6 times and USDAA Grand Prix, Performance Speed Jumping, Steeplechase and DAM Team finals over 20 times, as well as earning multiple regional championship titles.  Lori and Skye were members of the AKC/USA Agility World Team in 2006 and 2007, helping their team finish 4th in 2007.

Lori and her 6-year-old BC, Solei, have represented the US on the World Agility Open team the last four years.  In 2012, they won the Gold Medal in Biathlon Games and the Bronze in the Agility Biathlon.  At the 2013 WAO, Lori and Solei earned the Gold Medal in the Individual Agility Pentathlon, the Silver in the Agility Biathlon and contributed to USA winning team Gold.  Team Gold was repeated in 2014 along with Bronze in Games.  They helped USA earn the Silver in Team in 2015.  They were also members of the 2014 IFCS Team and earned medals in Agility and Gamblers.

They recently returned home from the FCI Agility World Championships in Italy where she and Solei had clean runs to help their team earn 3rd in the Agility class.  They finished 10th, individually, in the world!

Beyond being an accomplished competitor, Lori has gained respect in the agility community for her devotion as both instructor and coach to local and long-distance students.  Her greatest satisfaction comes from helping others meet and exceed their personal goals with their own dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

Courses taught by Lori Michaels

Agility Flatwork: Foundation Recalls

Taught by Lori Michaels. Learn how to apply Linda Mecklenburg's Foundation Recall concept to your own dog! Lori Michaels draws from her experience teaching her own dogs a Foundation Recall, as well as dogs and handlers around the country. What are some of the tweaks and tricks she's learned that can help you teach YOUR dog a solid Foundation Recall, and why bother in the first place? Find out in this two week module!

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Ready, Steady, STAY!

Taught by Lori Michaels. Teach your dog to remain in one place, so you can lead out like a pro in order to stay ahead of him on course. Get in all the fancy moves and blind crosses you have been training so hard but are never actually able to execute in competitions since you always end up chasing your dog around the ring and resorting to a ton of rear crosses because he won’t freaking stay at the start line!

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Snooker 101

Does snooker leave you feeling confused? Overwhelmed? Looking for a place to find out not only how to learn the strategy of the game, but also the handling skills you and your dog will need to excel? This is THE class you need to walk in to your next snooker briefing and walkthrough with the confidence that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to play the game! People will be asking you how to play the game after taking this class!

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