Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Daisy Peel is known worldwide as a leading instructor and competitor in the sport of dog agility. She has represented the USA internationally over a dozen times, across three continents, with three different dogs; four times at the FCI World Championships, three times at the European Open Championships, twice at Crufts, twice at the World Agility Open, and twice at the Americas and Caribbean. She has placed individually at the European Open and at the FCI World Championships, is a WAO World Champion, as well as an Americas and Caribbean Gold Medallist. Daisy has won three AKC National Championships, and three USDAA World Cynosport Grand Prix Championships, with two different dogs. She has been a Finalist at the AKC Nationals and USDAA Cynosport games numerous times, and has won numerous USDAA Regional Championships.
Daisy is also recognized worldwide for her abilities as an instructor. Her students have excelled at the top levels in AKC, USDAA, and AAC (Canada), and have themselves been selected to represent their countries at international events. Daisy’s thinking that “advanced handling is merely more precise application of the fundamentals” means that she is dedicated to the improvement of handlers at all levels, regardless of their current level or goals and aspirations. Daisy teaches students of all ages and stages around the globe, in person and through her Online Classes, and is dedicated to helping people further their self-improvement through better training, better handling, and better mastery of their mental game.
Advanced handling is merely more precise application of the fundamentals
Daisy has been on the forefront of the trend of online agility education, and her Online Classroom is one of the leading sources for those seeking to improve the quality of their participation in the sport from afar. Her instruction, whether online or in person, is widely sought after as some of the best instruction available for those at any level, with any type of dog.
Some of Daisy’s Accomplishments
- USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility World Champion (2009, 2010, 2013) (Solar)
- AKC Agility National Champion (2007, 2010, 2012) (Jester, Solar)
- World Agility Open Individual Pentathlon World Champion (2012) (Solar)
- World Agility Open Snooker World Champion (2013) (Solar)
- FCI World Championships USA Team (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016)
- 3rd Place, Individual Standard, 2010 World Agility Championships, Reiden Germany (link to video) (Solar)
- 6th Place, Combined Result, 2010 World Agility Championships, Reiden Germany (Solar)
- 4th Place, Individual Agility, 2012 World Agility Championships, Czech Republic (Solar)
- 5th Place, Combined Result, 2012 World Agility Championships, Czech Republic (Solar)
- FCI European Open USA Team (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
- 2011 European Open Individual Agility – 2nd Place Solar
- 2011 European Open Team Agility – 1st Place Solar
- 2012 European Open Individual Finals – 5th Place Solar
- FCI Americas and Caribbean USA Team (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- 2011 Bogota, Colombia – Gran Jumping de las Americas Y Caribe 2011 Champion (gold medal) Solar
- 2011 Bogota, Colombia – Gran Agility de las Americas Y Caribe 2011 Champion (gold medal) Solar
- 2011 Bogota, Colombia – Americas Y Caribe 2011 Open Team Champion with Jester, and Linda Mecklenburg and Wonder (gold medal) Solar
- 2012 Chile – Americas Y Caribe Individual Gold Medalist Solar
- 2012 Chile – Americas y Caribe Team Bronze Medalist with Solar/Juno, and Linda Mecklenburg and Wonder/Scopey
- 2015 Brazil – Americas y Caribe Frodo 1st place combined in Team competition
- 2016 Colombia – Americas Y Caribe Individual Silver Medalist (Frodo)
- 2016 Colombia – Americas Y Caribe Gran Jumping Silver Medalist (Frodo)
- USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility Regional Champion (2004, 2009, 2010 (x2), 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) (Fly, Jester, Solar, Frodo)
- USA Representative at Crufts (2011, 2013) Solar
- 2011 – 1st in Agility, 3rd in JWW, 2nd in the Finals
- 2013 – 1st in Agility
- AKC Rose City Classic ISC High Combined Winner (26″) (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)