About Rachel


Located in beautiful Atascadero, California, Fast Forward Agility is owned and operated by top agility competitor, Rachel Sanders and offers the finest in agility coaching for you and your pup.

Rachel teaches agility to all levels of handlers and dogs. No matter what your agility goals are she believes the focus should be on you achieving your personal best and being the best teammate for your dog.

In 2015 Rachel became a OneMind Dogs Coach and is a popular seminar presenter.  From 2011-2016 she was the USDAA IFCS World Team Coach.until she became World Team Member with Monique Plinck’s “Tush” in 2017.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel and her dogs have been USDAA National event finalists since 1996 and then every year since 1999 including many podium placements. 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.

National and International Accomplishments

  • 2020 IFCS World Team Member (Bright)
  • 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