Over the last 18 years, Neno has been extensively competing in agilty at the highest level. His Novice A dog, MACH 3 PACH Neo, introduced him to the sport and inspired his love and commitment to improving his handling and training skills.
With his second dog, MACH 10 Jackie D, Neno achieved great successes with multiple years High in Trial at the USASA specialty, four years number one AKC Australian Shepherd, 2 time AKC Invitational competitor and winner, and finalist at the Westminster Kennel Club's Masters agility trial.
Daughter of Jackie D, NAC MACH Lilac, and has already achieved great success with her winning the AKC National Championship in 2017. In 2016, Neno and Lilac became the first American team to achieve a Finnish Agility Championship, had multiple first places at the UKI US Open, were in the Challengers round at the AKC Nationals and was a finalist at the Westminster Kennel Club Agility trial.
Neno has studied with some of the sport's most accomplished agility instructors. Traveling extensively throughout Europe taking seminars and private lessons, and as co-owner of iQ Agility Club, he has been able to host many exciting national and international instructors, giving him the opportunity to learn skills and techniques from a wide variety of viewpoints. He uses his understanding of these various techniques to tailor his lesson to each student.