About Rachel

The upper agility field
Located in beautiful Atascadero, California, Fast Forward Agility is owned and operated by top agility competitor, Rachel Sanders.

Rachel and her dogs have been USDAA National event finalists first in 1996 and then every year since 1999 including many podium placements listed below. She was a member of the 2008 IFCS World Team with Fable and the 2014 AKC European Open Team with Gifted. Rachel and Bright represented the US as part of the IFCS World Team in 2019.

photo by Karen VanHoyAs well as competing with her own dogs, she teaches agility to all levels of handlers and dogs and is a popular camp and seminar presenter. In 2015 Rachel became a OneMind Dogs Coach and was the USDAA IFCS World Team Coach from 2011 until she became a 2017 World Team Member with Monique Plinck’s “Tush”.

Rachel has been a regular contributor to Clean Run Magazine and is the author of several training DVD’s available through Clean Run. Additional training help is available on-line either through the Fast Forward Agility Forum or through the Clean Run Learning Center.

The Pre-Sports Puppy DVD

Making Reinforcement Fun DVD

Teaching Directionals DVD

Contacts: Bridging the Gap Between Training & Competition DVD

Training Solutions for Weave Pole Problems & Proofing Exercises DVD

2-On/2-Off Contacts Made Easy DVDs

 Reliable Running A-frames DVDs

  • 2019 IFCS World Team Member (Bright)
  • 2017 IFCS World Team Member with Monique Plinck’s Papillon “Tush”
  • 2nd place 2016 USDAA Grand Prix World Championships – 26″ division (Gifted)
  • 2016 IFCS World Team Member (alternate) – (Gifted)
  • 4th place 2014 USDAA Grand Prix World Championships – 26″ division (Gifted)
  • 2014 European Open Team Member (Gifted)
  • Finalist 2013 USDAA Grand Prix World Championships – 26″ division (Gifted)
  • 2nd place 2013 USDAA Cynosport Games – Performance Speed Jumping – 22″ division (Stuie)
  • 2nd place 2012 USDAA Cynosport Games – Performance Speed Jumping – 22″ division (Stuie)
  • 4th place team 2009 USDAA Cynosport Games (Fable)
  • 2008 Silver medalist IFCS World Agility Championships (Fable)
  • 4th place 2007 USDAA Steeplechase Championships—26″ division (Fable)
  • 4th place 2006 USDAA World Championships—26″ division (Fable)
  • 3rd place 2006 USDAA Steeplechase Championships—26″ division (Fable)
  • 1st place 2003 USDAA Veterans World Champion—16″ division (Whist)
  • 1st place 2002 USDAA National/World Champion—12″ division (Trump)
  • 3rd place 2001 USDAA National Championships—22″ division (Whist)
  • 1st place 2000 USDAA National Steeplechase Champion—12″ division (Trump)
  • 1st place 1999 USDAA National Champion—26″ division (Whist)
  • 3rd place 2003 AKC Nationals—20″ division (Whist)
  • AKC Finalist in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2013 with Whist, Trump, Fable and Gifted