|I have known
Nancy for 20 years. My Jasper was one of the many dogs Nancy
rescued from horrible living conditions and a kill shelter. She
has rescued and found homes for numerous dogs over the years. Nancy
knows a dog's mind and how to change a behavior into a positive
experience for both handler and dog. Her experience as a
behaviorist and trainer continues to amaze me after all these years of
Nancy is the only trainers in the area that has brought multiple
dogs to the coveted titles of OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion) and
MACH (Master Agility Champion). Breeds of dogs that most
people claim are not trainable, are trainable using Nancy's positive
Many of her students come back again and again with new dogs as
they add them to their family. Nancy's students have gone on to
earn titles in Obedience, Rally-O and Agility. Nancy is also
there for her students at dog shows to give support before and after we
come out of the ring. She is always watching us even when we do
Try Nancy's classes and experience for yourself the positive changes
between you and your dog. Then you too will know why her students
continue to come back.
Almost two years
ago we brought a wonderful 6 year old Sheltie into our home to join us,
our nine year old Corgi and our cat. Nancy was exceptional in
helping us acclimate Scooter into our home. She worked with me on
obedience and Scooter earned her CGC soon after she came to live with
us. We also train with Nancy in agility and continue to use her
keen insight and guidance on all matters, animal and human alike!
Nancy's ability to spot and fix issues is uncanny and testament
to her remarkable insight into animal behavior. We wouldn't have
the success we do today with our dogs if it weren't for Nancy's
training, guidance and endless support and friendship.
I called Nancy
the first week I got my nine week old corgi puppy and have been
training with Hi-Top ever since. Murphy and I have taken all of
Nancy’s classes from Puppy Training through Advanced Agility,
Rally and Obedience. As a result, Murphy has earned her CD, Rally
Excellent and MACH titles. Nancy is more than a dog trainer, she
is an expert in canine behavior and has helped work through a number of
issues specific to my corgi. Nancy can identify the source of a
problem and the training solution in a heartbeat. If you want to
have fun, earn titles, or create a life long partnership with your dog,
Hi-Top Dog Training
My name is
Nancy and I've been involved in Obedience training for about 15 years.
And I have taken classes from several top trainers over the
years. I became aware of Nancy Banask about 10 years ago,
observing her at shows. I was impressed that she was experimenting with
different methods including motivational training before it became
After taking a hiatus from
Obedience, I sought out Nancy for possible instruction. I am now
currently training my 4th and 5th dogs in Obedience and Rally-O.
I have been taking classes with her for about 2 yrs. The classes
are small which insures that you and your dog get the attention needed.
No one gets lost in the crowd as I have seen happen in other training
schools. The classes are structured so that the students are all pretty
much at the same level. Class starts on time and she keeps it running.
Little or no "down" time. The atmosphere is relaxed. Nancy is a
very patient teacher, explains why something isn't working without
being critical. She is quite capable of working with many breeds, not
just her own. When one method doesn't with a particular dog, she can
improvise a method that will work. She is up to date on all the recent
changes in Obedience regulations and what current judges are looking
for. Since she herself shows on a regular basis, she is often available
at shows for advice and support.
Nancy also teaches Agility. She
has a spacious, fenced in back yard with all the necessary equipment.
Both of my current dogs have taken Agility classes there. Instruction
again is top notch.
I have and will continue to
recommend her to my friends/acquaintances for training in Obedience and
I've had dogs
all of my life and always trained them in the basics myself, but
since I started my puppy with Nancy in 2008, he has exceeded my
expectations! Shibas have a reputation of being difficult to train,
but using Nancy's techniques, my dog is easy to handle and our
relationship is great. He has even been on TV! We have added another
puppy to our home and take her to classes as well. She's knows all of
the basics, & I am really enjoying taking her to the next level.
Nancy's methods are effective and gentle so my dogs don't need to
rebel. The other day, my 10 month old puppy's collar slipped off and
she came running back when I called her & slipped her head into her