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KineticDog is announcing our Winter Wonderland Workshops February 25-27 with MEB, Jessica Ajoux, Perry DeWitt and Rachel Sanders.  These workshops will be held at Orchard Hills Dog Training in Barto, PA.  The site is indoors, heated on Sprinturf. 

 

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Registration:

 

Registration opens to the public at 8am, Monday January 17.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Friday February 25, 9am-5pm

 

International Sequencing with Jess & Perry

Sequences will consist of 10-12 obstacles and will be packed with high level, international challenges.  Courses will consist of jumps, tunnels and weave poles. This is a full day workshop and participants will spend a half day with each instructor.

 

Friday February 25, 9am-12:30pm

 

Discrimination Skills – MEB

We will work on verbal/handling discriminations for 2-3 obstacles in close proximity to each other.  Dogs should already be proficient on verbal/handling skills on jumps and tunnels.  Weaves will likely be included but can be skipped for younger dogs. 

 

Weave Drills – Rachel

We will work on entries, exits, independence, side changes and discriminations featuring the weave poles.  Dogs should already be weaving 12 poles reliably.

 

Friday February 25, 1:30pm-5pm

 

Either/Or - MEB

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?  MEB will work with you on short sequences offering choices, EITHER this one OR that one.  Dogs should be sequencing jumps and tunnels.

 

Rear Crosses – Rachel

Learn the cues to turn your dog away from you on course.  This is a much-needed skill on today’s courses for when you can’t “get there” to be ahead of your dog.  Dogs should be sequencing jump and tunnels.

 

Saturday February 26, 9am-12:30pm

 

Young Dogs – Jessica

This is the perfect workshop for young dogs that are just learning to sequence.  Sequences will consist of 4-6 obstacles consisting of jumps & tunnels only.

 

Sequencing – Perry (UPDATE 1/16 9:30 PM - one working spot open for registration on 1/17)

Handlers will learn how and where to apply different handling options 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. (Note, spots have been offered to the first 8 people on the waitlist from the February 18/19 camp.  Working spots for this workshop will be available only if those initial people decline a spot.)

 

Deceleration – MEB

Whether your dog is fast, doesn’t like turning, or undermotivated, this is much needed skill for all agility competitors.  Most agility courses consist of many more turns than straight lines and most of these turns need deceleration skills. While it may seem like a basic skill, deceleration is often underutilized and misunderstood.  In this workshop, you will learn why, when and how to use deceleration.  We will cover the elements of handling including connection, footwork, timing and your dog’s response to your cues.  We will cover the differences between the rhythm change, send and turning into your dog.

 

Reality Lines – Rachel

Before you develop your handling plan for your dog, you first should identify your dog’s reality line. Sometimes this may differ significantly from other dogs and other times we may be way off the mark! Using short sequences of jumps and tunnels, we will identify lead changes, best handling approaches and develop the best team plan for you and your dog.

 

Saturday February 26, 1:30pm-5pm

 

Puppies – Jessica

Fun puppy stuff – no age minimum or maximum.

 

Tunnel Skills – Perry

The tunnel is one of the least trained obstacles in agility! We will focus on teaching some of the necessary tunnel skills such as entries, exits, discriminations, verbals and timing of cues.  Dog should have been introduced to the tunnel, one jump and have an understanding of how to go around a wing or a cone.

 

Sequencing – MEB (UPDATE 1/16 9:30 PM - Spots open for registration on 1/17)

Handlers will learn how and where to apply different handling options 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. (Note, spots have been offered to the first 8 people on the waitlist from the February 18/19 camp.  Working spots for this workshop will be available only if those initial people decline a spot.)

 

Running Points – Rachel

Learn how to move on an agility course for the most efficient and effective lines.  Motion is our most important cue, yet many competitors do not understand how their lines of motion effect the dog or their own ability to get to critical points. Sequences will be 10+ obstacles consisting of jumps and tunnels only.

 

Sunday February 27, 9am-12:30pm

 

Coursework – MEB 

(UPDATE 1/16 9:30 PM - No working spots available for registration, currently no waitlist)

Handlers will be put to the test working on technical courses.  Courses will consist of about 20-25 obstacles and will be the equivalent of the highest level seen in the US.  Dogs should be 18 months or older, proficient on all obstacles, and should be able to complete USDAA Biathlon, UKI Masters/Champ, AKC Premier/ISC level courses. (Note, spots have been offered to the first 8 people on the waitlist from the February 19/20 camp.  Working spots for this workshop will be available only if those initial people decline a spot.)

 

 

Sunday February 27, 1:30pm-5pm

 

Coursework – Rachel (UPDATE 1/16 9:30 PM - One working spot open for registration on 1/17)

Handlers will be put to the test working on technical courses.  Courses will consist of about 20-25 obstacles and will be the equivalent of the highest level seen in the US.  Dogs should be 18 months or older, proficient on all obstacles, and should be able to complete USDAA Biathlon, UKI Masters/Champ, AKC Premier/ISC level courses. (Note, spots have been offered to the first 8 people on the waitlist from the February 19/20 camp.  Working spots for this workshop will be available only if those initial people decline a spot.)

 

 

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Costs:

 

$270 for International Skills with Jess & Perry (limit 16 working spots)

$135 working spot half day workshops (limit 8 working spots) / $50 half day auditing (limit 5)

 

Workshops are no frills

 

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