Sally Gichner - Agility
Beginning in 1994 with Jean-Luc, her Belgian Malinois, Sally got involved in the sport of agility to help him burn off excess energy and focus his intense need to work. It took only one lesson for Sally to become totally addicted to the sport. Quite simply, it was great fun for her and her dog!
Sally has been an AKC agility judge for many years and brings to her classes extensive experience from judging, teaching classes, and giving seminars for South Jersey Agility Club. She is currently training with former World Team Member and multiple AKC National Championship winner Paulena Simpson (nee Hope)..
Energetic and positive, Sally's teaching style conveys her love of the sport and commitment to helping owners get the best possible performance out of their canine teammates. Sally stresses safety, motivation and fun,
Sally's current household dogs are 2 shelties and a border collie.
Her Shetland Sheepdog, Nova, has achieved agility championship titles in AKC (MACH5) and USDAA (ADCh) and she was third at the AKC National Agility Championship in 2012. The USDAA title requires that the dog be able to perform in a variety of agility games that include distance, technical skills and the ability of the handler to plan a course that is better than the competition.
Bridget, also a Shetland Sheepdog, has achieved agility championship titles in AKC (MACH2) and USDAA (ADCh) and has
tried out twice for the World Team, placed at USDAA Regional Finals in Steeplechase and Grand Prix in 2011.
Hank, her newest dog, got 3 AKC agility titles in his first two weekends of competition.