Nancy has been involved in dog training sports for over 25 years. She was active in competition and pet obedience, tracking and behavior counseling for pet owners before discovering agility in 1991. She has been on the AKC World Team 7 times; 4 years with Scud and three years with Riot. Nancy has been the Coach of the American Kennel Club World Team since 2006.
Nancy was also on the European Open Agility Championship Team five times. 2007 to 2012. In 2009 Nancy & Ace won the Bronze medal, and in 2011 Nancy & Ace finished in 7th place. In 2011 she and her European Open team mates, Susan Cochran, Laura Jones and Channan Fosty won the bronze in the overall rounds.
Nancy is the first handler ever to win USDAA National/World Championships 4 years in a row. Scud in 1998, Riot in 1999, Wicked in 2000, and Riot again in September 2001. Nancy & Jim and their dogs have won over 70 first place trophies at National/World Finals . Seven of her dogs have earned the USDAA ADCh: Scud, Riot, Wicked, Panic, Ace, Toast, Winston. Nancy has put eight MAD titles on dogs in six jump heights—12-18-22-24-26 and 30-inch—Scud, Riot, Wicked, Panic, and Ace (Border Collies), and Winston, Hopscotch, and Toast (All Americans). Scud attained a MACh towards the end of his career while struggling with Lymphoma and Riot and Wicked retired from AKC competition after achieving AKC MACh 3.
Scud was the 30 inch National Champion in 1998 and retired with a win of the Performance Grand Prix in 2001.
Riot won the performance Grand Prix in 2004 and 2005 and she won the Veterans Grand Prix in 2006. Wicked, handled by Nancy’s husband Jim came in 3rd place in 2006. Riot retired from National Competitions with 2 first places in Championship Grand Prix, 2 firsts in Performance Grand Prix, and the Veterans win in 2006 Grand Prix!
Both Riot and Wicked completed the USDAA Platinum 500 lifetime qualifying scores in August of 2007!
Nancy is a full-time agility instructor and competitor. Many weekends find her at AKC or USDAA shows or teaching a seminar somewhere in the world. Most midweeks are devoted to running Power Paws Agility with her husband, Jim Basic, in San Jose, California.
She has won 8 National/World Championship Titles in USDAA & AKC.
And has been on the Winning Team for the Dog Agility Masters Tournament two times.
FCI World Championship Team Member 96,97,98, 99, Scud
USDAA National DAM Team Champions 1997, Scud, Nifty, Lily
USDAA National Champion 1998, 30 inches, Scud
FCI World Championships 1999, 6th place Overall, Scud
USDAA National Champion 1999, 24 inches, Riot
USDAA National/World Champion 2000, 26 inches, Wicked
USDAA National/World Champion 2001, 22 inches, Riot
FCI World Championships Team Member, 2001,02,03, Riot
USDAA National/World Champion Veterans, 2001, Scud
AKC National Champion 2001, 24 inches, Riot
FCI World Championships 2001, 2nd place Individual Agility Class, Riot
FCI World Championships 2002, 1st place Individual Agility Class, Riot
AKC National Champion 2002, 24 inches, Riot
AKC Overall International Champion, 2002, 26 inches, Riot
AKC World Team Invitational, May 2003, 1st place, Riot
AKC Nationals 2004, 3rd place, 20 inches, Wicked
USDAA National DAM Team Champions 2004, Wicked, Spy, Trigger
USDAA National/World Champion Performance, 2004 Riot
USDAA National/World Champion Performance 2005, Riot
USDAA National/World Champion Veterans, 2006 Riot
USDAA National/World Champion Finals, Bronze 3rd place tie with Ace, 4th place in runoff
European Open Finalist 2007,08,09, & 11, ACE
European Open Bronze Medalist, 2009
European Open Team Bronze Medal 2011 and 7th place Individual finalist with Ace
AKC Nationals/ 2nd place with Ace March 2012