Summer Camp

Join Fit-n-Trim Instructors Karen Gorman, Gail Bonefant and Meghan Ryder, along with Guest Instructors Jeff Botelho and John Nys for two full days of agility fun!

This camp is all about having fun with your dog and fellow students while learning more about this sport we love. This is a judgment free zone, relax and have some fun! It is not often you can go to camp with your best friends in your back yard!

Camp will consist of 3 groups, limited to 10 teams per group.  If you are not sure which group you fit into , or have any questions, please e mail Karen at kunabug@comcast.net

We are currently finalizing the schedule for camp. Please check back for this and any other additions or changes. Thank you.



COMPETITION GROUP: Jeff & John  FULL
For dogs proficient on all obstacles (no wires on weave poles) and running full courses in class.
Competition Group will work on: TBA

 

ADVANCED GROUP: Jeff & John
For dogs running advanced courses, but may not be fully trained on see saw and weave poles.
Advanced Group will work on: TBA 

 

NOVICE GROUP: Karen, Gail & Christina
For dogs running short sequences. These dogs can sequence jumps, tunnels and A-frame. We will not be using the see saw and poles in sequences.
Novice Group will work on: TBA


 

JOHN NYS

John has been involved in animal training for over 25 years. John started his devotion to training horses from an early age. John has won multiple National Championships with his horses and was the Massachusetts National Barrel Horse Rodeo Champion in 2002.

John Nys has been competing on the Local, National and International dog agility stage for over 15 years. During this time he has become one of the most respected competitors and instructors in agility. He is well known for his positive motivation and mental management/coaching with his students and his canine companions. Size doesn’t matter when competing in dog agility, as John has competed successfully with multiple canine partners in the small, medium and large dog divisions resulting in John realizing his dreams and achievements at all height levels. John is a 13- time International World Team Member with 4 different canine partners. He has represented the US 6 times as an AKC World Team member at the FCI World Championships, 4 times at the European Open Championships and on the 2015 World Agility Open US Team with Trick and Rush.  In 2010, John and Rush took home the FCI Silver Medal in Individual Agility, FCI Silver Medal in the Individual Overall Combined, and the FCI Silver Medal in Team Jumping in 2010. In 2014, John and Rush took home the FCI Silver Medal in Team Agility and the FCI Gold Medal in Team Overall Combined events.  In 2015 John and Rush took home Silver in the WAO Team Event. John and Rush are one of the most decorated US world agility team members with 5 Silver Medals and 1 Gold Medal in the individual agility, jumping and team events.

John has been a consistent finalist at the AKC National Agility Championships and USDAA World Cynosport Grand Prix/Steeple Chase Championships on over a dozen occasions, placing in the top 3 on over 8 occasions and winning the USDAA World Cynosport Grand Prix Championships in 2010. John has also won numerous USDAA Regional Championships and ISC High Combined Titles with multiple canine partners.

John’s accomplishments have been earned and realized thru the dedication and training of all his canine partners, for which none of this would have been possible without them all. (Casey, Blink, Rush , Trick and Boss)


JEFF BOTELHO

Jeff is a competitor who has fun with his dogs and fellow exhibitors. He brings his sense of fun to his training, as well as lots of positive energy, excellent foundation skills and knowledge for handlers of all levels.

Agility accomplishments:

2015 AKC National Agility Championship (NAC) – Finalist 20”

2016 AKC National Agility Championship (NAC) – Finalist 20”

2017 AKC National Agility Championship (NAC) – Finalist 20”

 2018 AKC National Agility Championship (NAC)- Challenger Round 24C – 1st Place

2018 AKC National Agility Championship (NAC)- Finalist 24C – 3rd Place

2018 AKC World Agility Team Member – Large