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KineticDog is hosting our sixth annual Winter Camp!  Join Jessica Ajoux, Mary Ellen Barry and Perry DeWitt for these exciting camps and workshops.  All three instructors are OneMind Dog coaches.  We will help you fine tune your handling, apply the 3 C’s (Connect, Commit, Cue) and learn agility from your dog’s perspective.  What a great way to ward off the winter blues! These camps will be held at Orchard Hills Dog Training in Barto, PA.  The site is indoors, heated on Sprinturf.  There will be 2 rings adjacent to each other.  Dogs that are highly distracted by other working dogs are not well suited for our camps.

 

There are three camps offered: 1 Sequencing Camp and 2 Coursework Camps in addition to workshops.

 

Dates:

Dates:

Friday, January 31 Workshops (Jess & Perry)

Saturday 2/1 & Sunday 2/2 – Sequencing Camp (Jess & MEB)

Friday 2/14 – Workshops (Jess & Perry)

Saturday 2/15 & Sunday 2/16 – Coursework Camp (Jess & MEB)

Saturday 2/22 & Sunday 2/23 – Coursework Camp (Jess & MEB)

 

Costs:

2 day camps - $425 working spot / $100 per day auditing spot.  Limit 20 working spots.

Half day workshops - $120 working spot / $50 per half day auditing spot. Limit 8 working spots

 

All camps and workshops are no frills, bring your own lunch and snacks.

 

You must register and pay for both days of the handling camps.  There is no sharing of camp spots and no partial camp spots will be available unless spots are still available after January 1.

 

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Registration:

 

Registration will open on Friday December 27 at 8am EST.  Registration will open to everyone at that time, although current KineticDog students and 2019 Winter campers who register within the first 30 minutes will be given priority for working spots.

 

Click Here to Register - You do not need to be logged in to register. This is a generic registration form that is not linked to your account.  Please contact me prior to the opening date/time with any questions that you have regarding registration.

 

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Coursework Camp: Offered twice

Instructors: Jessica & Mary Ellen

2/15 & 2/16 (Sat & Sun)

2/22 & 2/23 (Sat & Sun)

 

Handlers will be put to the test learning how to apply OneMind Dogs techniques and methodology to longer, technical courses.  Dogs should be 18 months or older, proficient on all obstacles, and should be able to complete USDAA Challenge, UKI Masters/Champ level courses.

 

Prerequisites: Participants MUST be familiar with OMD methodology.  

 

Participants will spend 1 day with Jessica and 1 day with MEB. 

 

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Sequencing Camp: 2/1 & 2/2 (Sat & Sun)

Instructors: Jessica & Mary Ellen

 

Handlers will learn how and where to apply the OMD techniques using shorter sequences. Contacts and weaves will not be included.  Dogs should have a solid start line and should be sequencing 8-10 obstacles consisting of jumps and tunnels (full height jumps not required).  Dogs and puppies 8 months and older are welcome.

 

Prerequisites: Participants MUST be familiar with OMD methodology.  

 

Participants will spend 1 day with Jessica and 1 day with MEB. 

 

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Workshops!

 

Jessica Ajoux – Super Skills

Friday 1/31 – 9am-12:15pm

This workshop is designed to train the skills required for advanced level performance. We have developed a system of trained verbal commands that we feel are helping us tackle the challenges of any course. We will show you what we are training and how to train it. If you feel you are missing that extra edge in your agility training, or you watch a team and think “How did they get their dog to do that??” This workshop will give you the answers.

 

Example topics:

Verbals for jumps- turns, backsides, threadles and wraps

Verbals on the flat- Bybpass cue and turn away cues

Tunnel handling- tunnel threadle cue

 

 

Sequences might be used, but will be tailored according to current training level. The focus always remains on the TRAINING.

 

Perry DeWitt – Puppies

Friday 1/31 – 9am-12:15pm

Fun puppy stuff…. needs no further description. (Will be different exercises from 2/14 workshop)

 

 

Jessica Ajoux – Tunnel Skills

Friday 1/31 – 1:30pm-4:45pm

In this workshop we will focus on Tunnel Training skills including: Tunnel Break, “CLOSE” (other end of tunnel) cue, Go On out of tunnels and “not going in the tunnel”! This workshop would great for dogs who often pick the wrong end of the tunnel, run off course to tunnels, have trouble turning out of tunnels or who have trouble going in them. Take control of the tunnels!

 

Perry DeWitt – Super Skills Repeaters

Friday 1/31 – 1:30pm-4:45pm

Ready to keep training and put your Super Skills to the test? This workshop is designed to apply your new verbal and training skills on very technical and tricky sequences. This workshop is for people who have attended a previous Super Skills workshop.

 

Jessica Ajoux – Either/Or with Contacts

Friday 2/14 - 9am-12:15pm

Do you and your dog understand the cues to give when he has multiple choices on which obstacle to take or which direction to approach or exit a jump or tunnel? Jessica will work with you on short sequences offering choices, EITHER this one OR that one.  Dogs should be 15 months old and be sequencing jumps, tunnels and contacts.

 

Perry DeWitt – Threadles

Friday 2/14 - 9am-12:15pm

Work with Perry on bringing your dog to the inside of a jump.  Dogs should be 8 months old and be sequencing jumps and tunnels.

 

Jessica Ajoux – Puppies

Friday 2/14 – 1:30pm-4:45pm

Fun puppy stuff…. needs no further description. (Will be different exercises from 1/31 workshop)

 

 

Perry DeWitt – Back Sides

Friday 2/14 – 1:30pm-4:45pm          

Work with Perry on all things relating to the backside jump including: Blinds, Front Crosses, German, Running on the Dog’s Line, Reverse Wrap etc.  Perry will help you handle with precision and will help your dog’s understanding of the skill.