Cara Callaway, the founder of Jump City Agility, began teaching agility in 1995 and has started hundreds of dogs and handlers in the sport. Many of her students are now competing at Novice through Masters level with great success, and many are Nationally ranked.
As an owner of Australian Cattle Dogs which are not the easiest breed to train and handle, she is especially good with students with “difficult” dogs, and loves the challenge of dogs that need extra motivational training. She currently teaches more than a dozen classes a week ranging from first time beginners to masters level competitors and takes great pride in her students’ achievements. Through Jump City Agility, Cara also creates agility workshops to fit the specific needs of groups and clubs. She also does agility demonstrations for various charitable organizations, and puts on more than a dozen AKC sanctioned agility trials a year for local Southern California dog clubs.
Nadira Banik started teaching classes at Jump City Agility in 2004. She has also trained and competed with a number of Jump City’s clients’ dogs including Corgis, Shelties, and a Vizla, earning many agility titles on all of them. She is most proud of the Corgi Trevor’s MACH 7 status.
Nadira has studied with local and non-local agility clinicians, has taken many seminars and continues to upgrade her education in the sport. Nadira has also qualified and competed at two AKC Invitational events and has also competed at the USDAA National Agility Championship, making it to the semi-finals in each.
Janet Goliger has been training at Jump City Agility and competing in agility since 2011. Her Miniature American Shepherds have earned titles in AKC and USDAA agility competitions, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, AKC CGC-A, AKC Trick Dog and AKC Achiever Dog. Her pride and joy, Izzy, is also a TDI Therapy dog and an AKC Ambassador.
Janet is a retired certificated physical education teacher. She also holds two 2nd degree black belts in Karate and a green belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Janet is the creator of “C.L.A.S.S. Self Defense,” teaching children, teens, adults, seniors, and persons with special needs how to defend themselves in any threatening situation. Janet is the author of three books and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2012. Janet’s love for dogs has taken her to another level. She is currently working on a program for dog owners, how to protect yourself and your dog when faced with a threatening situation.
Janet has apprenticed to become an agility trainer under the tutelage of Cara Callaway, and continues to learn from Cara and other obedience and agility trainers through classes and seminars. Janet loves to teach and is excited to join the Jump City team of trainers.