Nadira started training with her first agility dog, beloved Australian Shepherd,
Malik, in 1995. After bringing him to competition level, she passed his handling
on to her husband so he could be involved in the sport too. Nadira rescued her
next three agility dogs, Shetland Sheepdogs Sunni-Girl, Ba Da Bing and Dale and
has earned multiple MACH (Master Agility Champion) titles on all three with Ba
Da Bing becoming one of the youngest dogs to earn the title at age two.
Nadira started teaching classes at Jump City Agility in 2004. She has also
trained and competed with a number of Jump Cityís clientsí dogs including
Corgis, Shelties, and a Vizla, earning many agility titles on all of them. She
is most proud of the Corgi Trevorís MACH 7 status.
Nadiraís current agility dog is Habib, a special needs Border Collie she rescued
from the East Valley Rescue Center in Van Nuys. Habib had been found wandering
in the wilderness and the day he was introduced to her he had pneumonia, a
wounded leg, was near starvation and had a piece of glass lodged in his stomach.
After a few visits to the veterinarianís office, Habib recovered and has become
her forever dog. She is now competing with him at the Excellent level in AKC
Nadira has studied with local and non-local agility clinicians, has taken many
seminars and continues to upgrade her education in the sport. Nadira has also
qualified and competed at two AKC Invitational events and has also competed at
the USDAA National Agility Championship, making it to the semi-finals in each.
After years of taking classes here, Nadira started teaching at Jump City Agility
in 2004. Her students really appreciate her patience, her attention to detail,
and her ability to see where handling mistakes are made and how to correct them.
In addition to teaching, she has become an integral part of the Jump City
organization and helps with course planning, class organization and backup for
any trainer who must be absent from their classes for any reason.