John has been involved in animal training for over 25 years. John started his devotion to training horses from an early age. John has won multiple National Championships with his horses and was the Massachusetts National Barrel Horse Rodeo Champion in 2002.
John Nys has been competing on the Local, National and International dog agility stage for over 15 years. During this time he has become one of the most respected competitors and instructors in agility. He is well known for his positive motivation and mental management/coaching with his students and his canine companions. Size doesn’t matter when competing in dog agility, as John has competed successfully with multiple canine partners in the small, medium and large dog divisions resulting in John realizing his dreams and achievements at all height levels. John is a 10-time International World Team Member with 3 different canine partners. He has represented the US 5 times as an AKC World Team member at the FCI World Championships, 2 time at the European Open Championships and on the 2015 World Agility Open US Team with Trick and Rush. In 2010, John and Rush took home the FCI Silver Medal in Individual Agility, FCI Silver Medal in the Individual Overall Combined, and the FCI Silver Medal in Team Jumping in 2010. In 2014, John and Rush took home the FCI Silver Medal in Team Agility and the FCI Gold Medal in Team Overall Combined events. In 2015 John and Rush took home Silver in the WAO Team Event. John and Rush are one of the most decorated world agility team members with 5 Silver Medals and 1 Gold Medal in the individual agility, jumping and team events.
John has been a consistent finalist at the AKC National Agility Championships and USDAA World Cynosport Grand Prix/Steeple Chase Championships on over a dozen occasions, placing in the top 3 on over 8 occasions and winning the USDAA World Cynosport Grand Prix Championships in 2010. John has also won numerous USDAA Regional Championships and ISC High Combined Titles with multiple canine partners.
John’s accomplishments have been earned and realized thru the dedication and training of all his canine partners, for which none of this would have been possible without them all. (Casey, Blink, Rush , Trick and Boss)