Daisy Peel


Competitor. Coach. Lifelong Learner.

How would you like to learn from Daisy?

The Agility Challenge

Join this unique yearlong online dog agility coaching program, and get training, handling, and mental skills coaching from Daisy Peel and The Challenge Team Contributors! You won't find better or MORE content or feedback anywhere for the price of The Agility Challenge. Join now!

The Agility Challenge Podcast

Are you struggling with confidence on the agility course? Do you let negative self-talk and doubts hold back your training and handling? Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges that current trends in dog agility courses present to you?

In this podcast, Daisy Peel discusses everything you need to know about the mental side of the sport of dog agility!

Agility Challenge Acres

Check out the competitions and workshops Daisy Peel hosts at her World Class facility in Troy, OH! Information on training with Daisy in Ohio can be found here.

Train With Daisy In Your Area

If you'd like to host Daisy for a seminar or clinic, click HERE!

"To Teach Is To Learn Twice"

~ Joseph Joubert

"To be gritty is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times, and rise eight." ~Angela Duckworth, Grit #motivationmonday #theagilitychallenge https://www.theagilitychallenge.com

"To be gritty is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times, and rise eight." ~Angela Duckworth, Grit #motivationmonday #theagilitychallenge https://www.theagilitychallenge.com ...

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A boy and his toy. The Dude Abides. 🥰🧡

A boy and his toy. The Dude Abides. 🥰🧡 ...

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Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis" ~Zig Ziglar #motivationmonday https://www.theagilitychallenge.com

Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis" ~Zig Ziglar #motivationmonday https://www.theagilitychallenge.com ...

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My Queen 🧡🦁🧡 Sativa. Fun photo from the SE UKI Cup in Florida a couple of weeks ago, taken by Bad Azz Dogz. Rawr!

My Queen 🧡🦁🧡 Sativa. Fun photo from the SE UKI Cup in Florida a couple of weeks ago, taken by Bad Azz Dogz. Rawr! ...

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EPISODE 8: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NERVOUShttps://podcast.theagilitychallenge.com/8/-Why being nervous isn’t a problem, but letting it stop you from putting yourself out there IS.
-What happens when you avoid or resist nervousness
-Two things that happen when you’re nervous
-How to make being nervous easier
-One of the most important tragedies in dog sports right now
-Why we need to seek opportunities for failure

EPISODE 8: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU`RE NERVOUS

https://podcast.theagilitychallenge.com/8/

-Why being nervous isn’t a problem, but letting it stop you from putting yourself out there IS.
-What happens when you avoid or resist nervousness
-Two things that happen when you’re nervous
-How to make being nervous easier
-One of the most important tragedies in dog sports right now
-Why we need to seek opportunities for failure
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"A minute's success pays the failure of years" ~Robert BrowningHave you had that minute of success? Didn't it feel amazing? Would it have felt as amazing if it *hadn't* been payment for a lot of effort? Sometimes, in our sport, it's not even a minute - it's a few SECONDS! A great agility run might be 30-40seconds long!#motivationmonday
https://www.theagilitychallenge.com

"A minute`s success pays the failure of years" ~Robert Browning

Have you had that minute of success? Didn`t it feel amazing? Would it have felt as amazing if it *hadn`t* been payment for a lot of effort? Sometimes, in our sport, it`s not even a minute - it`s a few SECONDS! A great agility run might be 30-40seconds long!

#motivationmonday
https://www.theagilitychallenge.com
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#MotivationMonday
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" ~WB YeatsHere's to a week that presents you with opportunities to get curious and learn, regardless of your dog training endeavors!https://www.theagilitychallenge.com

#MotivationMonday
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" ~WB Yeats

Here`s to a week that presents you with opportunities to get curious and learn, regardless of your dog training endeavors!

https://www.theagilitychallenge.com
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For this week's #MotivationMonday from Daniel Coyle's "The Talent Code" (https://amzn.to/3H2LYrU). This is a book I've referenced over and over again in The Agility Challenge. Coyle talks a lot about the sweet spot, and has this to say about struggle:"Deep practice is not simply about struggling; it's about seeking a particular struggle, which involves a cycle of distinct actions."https://www.theagilitychallenge.com

For this week`s #MotivationMonday from Daniel Coyle`s "The Talent Code" (https://amzn.to/3H2LYrU). This is a book I`ve referenced over and over again in The Agility Challenge. Coyle talks a lot about the sweet spot, and has this to say about struggle:

"Deep practice is not simply about struggling; it`s about seeking a particular struggle, which involves a cycle of distinct actions."

https://www.theagilitychallenge.com
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Episode 4 is now available!In this episode, we'll discuss confusion, indecision, and learned helplessness, and why those states of being can be considered 'safe' spaces for us to languish in. Have a listen! https://podcast.theagilitychallenge.com/4/

Episode 4 is now available!

In this episode, we`ll discuss confusion, indecision, and learned helplessness, and why those states of being can be considered `safe` spaces for us to languish in. Have a listen! https://podcast.theagilitychallenge.com/4/
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It's #motivationmonday - What are you getting after this week? Something small? Something big? Whatever it is, go for it! https://www.theagilitychallenge.com

It`s #motivationmonday - What are you getting after this week? Something small? Something big? Whatever it is, go for it! https://www.theagilitychallenge.com ...

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Out for a Sunday Drive 😂💪🏻❤️❄️

Out for a Sunday Drive 😂💪🏻❤️❄️ ...

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We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary. How will you work at a Challenge Mindset this week? #motivationmonday https://www.theagilitychallenge.com

We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary. How will you work at a Challenge Mindset this week? #motivationmonday https://www.theagilitychallenge.com ...

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If you haven't read Carol Dweck's "Mindset" book, pick it up and have a read! https://amzn.to/3FW28CO#motivationmonday

If you haven`t read Carol Dweck`s "Mindset" book, pick it up and have a read! https://amzn.to/3FW28CO

#motivationmonday
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“Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” #motivationmonday https://www.theagilitychallenge.com

“Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” #motivationmonday https://www.theagilitychallenge.com ...

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Meeting up with another Daisy 🤩❤️

Meeting up with another Daisy 🤩❤️ ...

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Not sure whether she’s dreaming of being naughty or nice 🧡🧡🧡 Savi

Not sure whether she’s dreaming of being naughty or nice 🧡🧡🧡 Savi ...

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"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
~Helen Keller
#motivationmonday

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
~Helen Keller
#motivationmonday
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It's that time of year when many of us are told we should be setting goals. Should we, or shouldn't we? Sometimes just the goal to set a goal can be a distraction from taking the small steps needed to GET to a bigger goal.What if, this time around, instead of setting goals of ANY size, you were to think about a goal you'd like to accomplish, but then, focus on the SMALLEST step required to get closer to that goal? Maybe it's making sure you drink enough water every day. Maybe it's making sure you park your car a little further from the store entry or work, so you get a few more steps each day.BIG goals are accomplished by a series of small steps a collection of small habits that comprise a larger whole. What are 1-3 small steps you could start on TODAY, without even thinking, and turn in to HABITS?#motivationmondayhttps://www.theagilitychallenge.com

It`s that time of year when many of us are told we should be setting goals. Should we, or shouldn`t we? Sometimes just the goal to set a goal can be a distraction from taking the small steps needed to GET to a bigger goal.

What if, this time around, instead of setting goals of ANY size, you were to think about a goal you`d like to accomplish, but then, focus on the SMALLEST step required to get closer to that goal? Maybe it`s making sure you drink enough water every day. Maybe it`s making sure you park your car a little further from the store entry or work, so you get a few more steps each day.

BIG goals are accomplished by a series of small steps a collection of small habits that comprise a larger whole. What are 1-3 small steps you could start on TODAY, without even thinking, and turn in to HABITS?

#motivationmonday

https://www.theagilitychallenge.com
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"Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be" - John WoodenWhile I don't advocate flailing around constantly with this or that training plan du jour, if something isn't working, CHANGE it! #motivationmonday

"Failure isn`t fatal, but failure to change might be" - John Wooden

While I don`t advocate flailing around constantly with this or that training plan du jour, if something isn`t working, CHANGE it! #motivationmonday
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"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." ~B.F. SkinnerWhat an appropriate quote for all of us dog trainers and handlers! #motivationmonday

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." ~B.F. Skinner

What an appropriate quote for all of us dog trainers and handlers! #motivationmonday
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About Daisy Peel

7-Time WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM MEMBER

With four different dogs, from 2007 to 2019

OVER 13-TIMES REPRESENTING USA INTERNATIONALLY

With four different dogs, from 2007 to 2019

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER

With three different dogs, in three  organizations (AKC, UKI, USDAA)

15-time international medalist

Multiple medals in Europe, South America, USA

More About Daisy Peel

"Advanced handling is merely more precise application of the fundamentals"

~ Daisy Peel

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 four different dogs.


  • Eight times at the FCI World Championships
  • Six times at the European Open Championships
  • Four times at Crufts
  • Three times at the World Agility Open
  • Four times at the Americas and Caribbean in South America 


Daisy 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 a total of seven national championship titles, with three different dogs:


  • Three AKC National Agility Championships
  • Three Cynosport Grand Prix Championships 
  • One UKI US Open Championship Title (Speedstakes)


Daisy is  recognized worldwide for her abilities as an instructor. She is a formally trained teacher, with a degree in science and math education, and was a high school chemistry teacher for nearly a decade before becoming a full time dog agility coach and instructor. Daisy's students have excelled at the top levels in AKC, USDAA,  AAC (Canada), and UKI, 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.


Daisy has been on the forefront of the trend of online agility education, and her Agility Challenge 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.

Daisy's Dogs

Fly

1999-2013

JESTER

2003-2017

SOLAR

2007 - 

frodo

2012 - 

CHISPA

2016 - 


Some of Daisy's Performances

Enjoy watching some of Daisy's recent and past performances with her dogs!

Latest Podcast Episodes