Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled classes, Fit-N-Trim hosts special workshops, seminars and events throughout the year. 

 


AMANDA SHYNE 

Amanda Shyne will be at Fit-n-Trim on November 10th, presenting two half day workshops:

WICKED WEAVES: This class is for dogs who can already do 12 straight poles, but are now ready to fine-tune their poles. Class exercises will focus on teaching dogs to independently find their pole entry, and to weave fast, with confidence, while disregarding distractions on the course.

Day Time Date Location
Saturday 9:00 AM — 12:30 PM November 10 103 Haverhill Street

Cost: $90 per team / $45 Audit
Prerequisite: Dogs must be capable of doing 12 straight poles
FULL — WAIT LIST

JUMP SKILLS: There are multiple jumping challenges required when running agility. This class is designed with exercises that will teach your dog how to select an appropriate take-off location, how to collect before taking-off, while building strength and stamina. These are skills that will improve your dog’s ability to successfully navigate today’s agility courses.

Day Time Date Location
Saturday 1:30 — 5:00 PM November 10 103 Haverhill Street

Cost: $90 per team / $45 Audit
Prerequisite: Dogs must already be jumping at their competition height level
FULL — WAIT LIST

 


STEPHANIE RAINER — OCTOBER 6 & 7

Stefanie has developed her own style of teaching with the guidance and expertise of her mother, Renee. She honed her teaching style under the mentorship of renowned dog trainer, Diane Bauman. Stefanie frequently attends seminars to stay current on the latest agility trends. During 2013, Stefanie had the opportunity to work with One Mind Dog’s leading coaches Jaakko Suoknuuti & Janita Leinonen. At first, learning anything new can seem daunting, but Stefanie and her dogs quickly adapted to this new form of communication. Stefanie learned to see from the dog’s point of view and she and her dogs benefited from it. Stefanie was recently named as a One Mind Dog Assistant Coach. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of the sport with her students.

Stephanie will teach a full day of handling on Masters level courses Saturday, October 6th. On Sunday, October 7th, she will teach two half-day sessions: the morning class will be for Advanced teams and young dogs. Afternoon will be for puppies and foundation work.

 

HANDLING ON MASTERS LEVEL COURSES

Day Time Date Location
Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM October 6 103 Haverhill Street

Cost: $190 • Limited to 10 teams REGISTER

ADVANCED HANDLING & TECHNIQUES ON SHORT COURSES

Day Time Date Location
Sunday 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM October 7 103 Haverhill Street

Cost: $95 • Limited to 10 teams  FULL

WAIT LIST

PUPPIES AND FOUNDATION

Day Time Date Location
Sunday 1:00 – 4:30 PM October 7 103 Haverhill Street
Cost: $95 • Limited to 10 teams  REGISTER

 

Stefanie Rainer is an accomplished dog agility handler and teacher. She is also a judge for the American Kennel club. With 17 years of experience, she has been competing and achieving new goals since she was seven-years-old. Stefanie has earned many titles on multiple breeds including a Papillion, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and three Border Collies. Stefanie actively competes in AKC, USDAA, and UKI events with her Border Collies Spree and Nike.

Included in Stefanie’s list of achievements are:

  • Competed in seven AKC National and six USDAA national competitions 
  • 2011 Grand Prix Finalist at Cynosport World Games
  • 2012 Eastern Canadian Regional Steeplechase Champion
  • 2012 New England Regional Grand Prix silver medalist
  • 2013 North Central Regional Steeplechase bronze medalist
  • 2013 Fionia Cup large dog finalist
  • Competed in the 2014 UKI US Open
  • 2015 AKC NAC 20” finalist finishing in 7th place
  • 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Performance Speed Jumping Champion
  • 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Performance Grand Prix Champion
  • 2015 New England Regional Performance Speed Jumping Champion
  • 2015 New England Regional Performance Grand Prix silver medalist
  • 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Performance Speed Jumping bronze medalist
  • 3 time AKC/USA European Open large dog team member