Working together to achieve a greater result!
When done right, it’s breathtaking to watch an agility team completely in sync communicating gracefully and flawlessly on an agility course.
My goal is to use what you have: your body and mind, combined with your dog’s body and mind, to help you attain that magnificent connection in agility.
Agility training online and locally in western, WA
About Synergy Dog Sports
Synergy Dog Sports is an agility training school focused on competitive excellence for all agility teams regardless of their goals. No detail is overlooked in our coaching program.
Lessons include clean mechanics for marker training, handling skills, obstacle skills, coursework, competition prep, and mindset training. We believe all dogs and their humans are individuals and their learning styles are honored as such. Our energy goes into helping the dog sports community grow and shift the culture towards being kinder to our learners at both ends of the leash.
At Synergy Dog Sports our training methods have been shaped by our experiences. Our experiences have lead us to what we believe in today, and our beliefs today will shape our practices for tomorrow. Our training methods are based on science, but we view working with animals as an art.
Over 20 Years Experience with Hundreds of Dogs
Megan has been competing in agility for 21 years with a variety of breeds, competing at a local, regional, national, and international level. She has been teaching agility part-time since 2009 and full-time since 2012.
Commitment to Continuing Education
Megan is constantly in the student role as well. She attends training seminars and conferences throughout the year expanding her knowledge as a dog trainer, agility coach, and business woman!
Working Together with OneMind Dogs and Mind to Win
Megan was invited to be a part of the Assistant Coach Pilot Program in 2016 and completed her OneMind Dogs Coach Certificate in 2018. She began working with Dr. Kathrine McAleese, creator of Mind to Win, in 2015 and mindset training is a huge part of her coaching program.
What our students say…
“Megan Foster is an excellent instructor who knows what she is doing and sees instantly what move has caused your dog to falter. Or, on the other hand why something works. Megan is flexible and patient giving each student encouragement and praise. The dog comes first so she is always encouraging praising the dog. I have been impressed by the atmosphere and facility.”
“Positive learning, that’s what Megan is all about! She helps us through the most technical challenges while making sure to point out what we are doing correctly. She not only teaches what to do, but explains why it works. Megan builds confidence in both dog and handler by always being encouraging and celebrating even the smallest successes.”
Latest blog posts
I recently had a Facebook Live session where I gave advice on splitting your training, and answered questions about my processes. You can view that chat here. My first piece of advice was to seek out other methods of training the same skills or obstacle. Not to change...
Here's a lecture I wrote for my FDSA Class EL140 Mindset Training for Dog Sports, but I thought it would make a great blog post for those of trying really hard to build up new habits and behaviors for ourselves as trainers, teachers, and competitor. You have to give...