Date: August 19 & 20, 2017
Location:TNT Training 27624 Watson Rd. Abbotsford, BC – do NOT contact TNT for more information. Contact info is on the flyer below.
Download: Seminar Information & Registration Form
10 Working Spots are available each day. Choose which
day you wish to work your dog this will determine the
day you must audit. (Handler & Dog will be working 1 day and auditing the other day)
– If choosing to work Saturday – you will audit Sunday without dog participation
– If choosing to work Sunday – you MUST audit Saturday without dog participation
SATURDAY (full day) – Engagement, Personal Play & Toy Play
ENGAGEMENT SESSION> The emphasis in this portion will be:
1) helping dogs become comfortable in new spaces via acclimation
2) giving dogs the freedom to ask to work
3) asking for increasingly more of our dogs (eye contact, personal play, and finally, work)
before a classic reward such as toys or food show up. This seminar also helps participants
understand beginning personal play with their dogs. The end goal of engagement training
is a dog that is extremely comfortable in a working space, and who drives the handler to
create interaction and work.
TOY & PERSONAL PLAY SESSION (if time) > The emphasis will be on excellent toy & personal play – building toy drive in softer dogs or dogs that show limited interest, and building control in stronger teams. Personal play portion introduces different ways to play with a dog that does not involve food or toys.
10 working Teams.
SUNDAY (full day) – Handler’s Choice (Obedience Only) Emphasis on allowing extensive working time with each team. There is no group work. Each dog’s problem or stage of training is discussed, and options for working through the problem or exercise are presented. The team then practices with continuous feedback from Denise.
10 working Teams. (Working teams for Sunday MUST have attended Saturday as an auditor)
This seminar is best suited to those who are actively participating in dog sports, have an understanding of even markers and use positive reinforcement training.
*** Working spots are NOT suitable for reactive dogs ***