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JuliAnna Munden Seminar
February 10th, 2023

Young Dogs Skills and Drills

 9:30 AM - Noon

Filling in the foundation gaps! In this session JuliAnna will focus on the building blocks necessary to build a strong agility foundation! JuliAnna will take a look at agility handling foundations that set the stage for entry level sequencing, with a focus on how she trains them with her own dogs! 

 

Prereqs - wing wraps, send to a wing, commitment to curved/straight tunnels

Individualized Handling Analysis For Intermediate/Advanced Teams

12:45 PM - 3:15 PM

In this session, JuliAnna will set up courses with various challenges to evaluate teams for areas of improvement (communication, timing, skills, etc.). This is a coursework session focusing on finding each team's strengths and weaknesses and building upon them! To participate in this session dogs should be sequencing 10-12 obstacles and comfortable on all equipment (exception - weaves).

Creating And Implementing The Course Plan Mental Game!

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

In this session, we focus on the mental aspect of the sport. JuliAnna will share what she has learned along the way in her journey, with emphasis on the mental game before, during, after a run, and the preparation and implementation of a handling plan. In this session, we use master/international coursework. 

About

About Me

JuliAnna has been training dogs in various sports since she was 16 years old. It all began with Hype, her all-American, who quickly went from just another pet dog to a competitive sport dog. Their agility career started with obedience classes with the Columbia Basin Dog Training Club in their local area. This sparked the flame for training and let them into the incredible fun of agility.

As JuliAnna’s passion for agility and dog training grew, JuliAnna got her first border collie, Threat. This began a whole new adventure for JuliAnna who had begun to have aspirations for world team level agility. With different goals and a different work ethic, Threat taught JuliAnna even more about agility and dog training.

​Only two years in, it was clear Threat has a vision issue (ETS) and she was later diagnosed with Intermittent Exotropia Strabismus. While they went on to achieve many incredible accomplishments despite this barrier, such as being a two-time champion at USDAA Cynosports, JuliAnna’s desire to still tryout for world team persisted.

In 2017, she jumped on the opportunity to take Fusion into her life. Fusion has proven to be everything she could have ever dreamed of in a Border Collie and more. Together, they made a lifelong dream come true, earning two world team spots to represent USA across seas in 2023.

​All three of these very special dogs led JuliAnna to many incredible agility accomplishments and experiences. This includes earning some very competitive rankings at AKC Nationals, Cynosports, World Team Tryouts, European Open Tryouts, and many other regional, and national events.

​While there are many, many, many instructors, competitors, and friends who have certainly had a role in where JuliAnna is today, JuliAnna also believes that her furry coaches: Hype, Threat, and Fusion, are some of the biggest foundations for where she is now in the sport. Each dog has helped JuliAnna shape into the handler and trainer she is today. Her instruction blossoms from this foundation set by her dogs who have taught her how to look beyond the training objectives, and prioritize listening to the dog to steer the learning progression.

JuliAnna’s passion and experience training dogs and competing in agility has led her to the wonderful opportunity to act as instructor and coach for aspiring agility teams. She enjoys having the opportunity to support these teams in achieving whatever agility dreams they may have, just as she did back when she was 16 years old.

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