Leslie Eide (she/her) graduated from Colorado State University’s veterinary school in 2006. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine in Albuquerque, NM. She continued her education by becoming certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehab Institute with a focus in sports medicine. Dr. Eide is now a resident with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Eide also helped to create and teaches some of the classes to become a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) through the University of Tennessee's NorthEast Seminars.

In the agility world, Dr. Eide has trained two dogs to their ADCH (Agility Dog Champion), one to ADCH Bronze, ATCH2 (Agility Trial Champion), and MACH (Master Agility Champion). Three of her dogs have qualified and competed at USDAA Nationals with multiple Grand Prix semi-final runs. She currently competes with 3 dogs in agility.

Dr. Eide’s interest in sports did not just begin with dog agility. At the age of 5 she began swimming competitively for her local summer league team. She competed in many national events placing 3rd in the 1994 U.S. Swimming National Junior Championship in the 200 Breast Stroke. She went on to compete for the University of New Mexico swim team from 1996-2000. In 1998 she broke the school record in the 400 Individual Medley and held that record until 2002. During her time as a swimmer, she learned about exercise physiology, sports medicine, and physical therapy.

Pronouns: Leslie goes by she/her.

Leslie's Current and Upcoming Courses

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Student Testimonials

A sampling of what students have said about Dr. Eide ...

Cavalettis for Fitness was the most enjoyable class, my favorite so far but I say that after each FDSA class that I complete! The pace of the class was perfect, the week's lectures went up on the appointed day and nothing else was added. Leslie was an excellent instructor, worked tirelessly with each student providing helpful comments along the way. I would definitely take another class from Leslie. Thank you Leslie!           

This class was amazing. Dr. Leslie had the perfect amount of material at a great pace that is easily done for any level of team. Some of the most progress I've seen my dog and I make in a 6 week period of time           

This class was fantastic! Life got a little crazy and I sadly didn’t get to keep up as well as I wanted to, but the exercises were interesting and fun, Leslie’s instructions were easy to understand, and her feedback kind and helpful. I’m excited to have lots of new awesome fitness exercises to use with my dogs! Jenn and Shout (and Ruckus).     

I thought that Jumping Gymnastics was the best on-line course that I have ever taken. The materials were really insightful and interesting. The course made me realize that jumping is an actual skill that can be taught. Additionally I liked the way science was woven into the practical. I actually took the course because my young BC was dropping bars all over the place. I did the exercises and now she is sailing over jumps. I have enjoyed Miss Stremming's other courses and have also enjoyed listening to Dr. Eide on podcasts. I hope that they will do more collaborative work in future.   

A great class! I’ve added so many of the exercises to our regular routine as I see so many benefits. Looking forward to a Platforms class by this instructor.

Amazing class with TWO FDSA instructors complementing each other and addressing specific skills and techniques. Perfect class for someone who has never taught jumping before !!! but equally amazing for someone with specific skills already, or who needs help problem-solving. We had ZERO jumping skills before starting this class and now I have tools to work with to keep my dog strong and safe. Highly recommend !! Wish there was a Part 2 !       

This is a wonderful class for any dog, regardless of conditioning level or experience. We’ve been religious about conditioning exercise for more than 4 years yet what we learned from Leslie has added a wonderful new dimension to our workouts. Leslie is very creative with how she uses cavalettis to achieve different goals and movement patterns, and she structured the class intelligently so that we progressed naturally through the exercises. Leslie’s lectures are very clear: I loved that each cavaletti had it’s own separate lecture, complete with exercise goal and troubleshooting tips. It’s a fun and exciting class for both humans and dogs — cannot recommend it enough. And crossing my fingers that Leslie does do a platform fitness class: I have a Klimb I’d love to get some new ideas for :). Thanks for such a great class, Leslie! Anna