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All workshops have limit of 6 working teams

Costs – Working spot $180, Auditing Spot $50

Registration opens Monday February 21 at 8am - Register Here




Young Dogs Jumps and Tunnels Workshop:

Wednesday March 23, 9am-12:30 OR 1:30-5pm*

Aiming to build the connection between handlers and young dogs while applying all the key handling techniques with safe but fast approaches.  Depending on your dog’s current level, we will train with a few obstacles or on a short sequence. Young dogs with solid recall are welcome. Only jumps and tunnels will be used.


* You will register for this workshop and groups will be separated into AM/PM by trying to put similar level dogs into the same group.


Short Sequence Challenges:

Thursday March 24 9am-12:30 OR 1:30-5pm

This workshop consists of multiple very challenging current trends on short sequences, where we will use distance handling, layering, verbals, trust-and-go approaches. Some solid obstacle commitment with discrimination skills would be very helpful but not required.


AM session may include 1 or more contacts

PM session will be jumps, tunnels and weaves only


Flavors of International Handling:

Friday March 25 9am-12:30 OR 1:30-5pm


Teams will be trying out several different international handling techniques while learning how to apply them after each other and connecting them in a complete course.  The goal is to try new things and figure it out whether you will love them or get addicted to them. J


AM session will be jumps, tunnels and weaves only

PM session may include 1 or more contacts


About Taner:

Taner Dogan discovered agility with his first dog, Safir, in 2014. His passion and dedication for agility brought him up to a competitive level very quickly. In 2019, he and his 2yr old Border Collie, CODE, earned 5th place in round 4 and 12th place overall at their first AKC World Team Tryouts. They also made it to the podiums in several big events such as USDAA Western Regional and the UKI West Coast Cup in 2019.

In 2020, Taner and CODE earned 1st place and received a Bye to the AKC World Team Tryouts at the ISC WTT Qualifier event with courses designed/judged by Tamas Traj.

In 2021, Taner and his young BC, ICE, made the 2022 EO Team USA, and with his BC, CODE, the 2022 WAO Team USA.

Taner is currently qualifying as a UKI Judge and designed courses for UKI Home Agility, UKI trials, workshops and custom-based training courses.

Taner is also an agility instructor. He is currently teaching foundation and master international handling at Half Moon Bay Dog Sports in California and often holds workshops. He always follows the new trends and methods around the world to keep himself and his students up to date.

Apart from dog agility, he is a molecular and cellular biologist teaching multiple online biology classes at international universities.  He obtained his BS and PhD in Germany, and he has worked as scientist/senior scientist in biotechnology in the Bay Area for 10 years.