You can choose from a broad variety of topics. Workshops are offered as half-day sessions. Pick and combine any number of workshops into the seminar that you want. Participants can choose which workshops they would like to attend. To discuss more details, send an email to Anna.
This is what your seminar could look like:
Day 1: Handling Foundation (AM) & International Handling Foundation (PM)
Day 2: Applied International Handling (AM) & Obstacle Discrimination (PM)
Day 3: Challenge Your Weaves (AM) & Ready, Steady, STOP - Contacts (PM)
In this workshop we will cover basic handling maneuvers needed to successfully compete on Novice and Open courses. We well practice front crosses, rear crosses and blind crosses in short sequences and discuss when to use which cross. Further, you will learn how to teach each of these crosses. Dogs of all level can attend this seminar, however, it is aimed at novice dogs and/or handlers, as well as young dogs. Course maps and exercises to practice at home will be provided.
International Handling Foundation
This workshop is aimed at young dogs, as well as experienced dogs with no experience on international style elements. In this workshop we will cover basic skills which will help you to get around european style courses successfully. We will cover how to teach your dog each of these skills in detail. After that you will practice how to cue your dog in short exercises. Finally, we will put it all together and run a long sequence using all the skills you have learned. This workshop is designed as an introduction to international handling as well as a revisit of the foundations of successful handling for more advanced handlers. Course maps with a variety of exercises on the seminar setup will be provided to enable you to practice at home. Dogs of all levels can attend this workshop.
Applied International Handling
We will break down a challenging course into short sequences and run them individually. You will learn how to set your dogs line and when to use which cue combination to handle your dog efficiently. Since this workshop is about applying your handling skills, we will not spend much time on how to teach a certain maneuver. The focus will be on running courses using the skills you currently have. Course maps with a variety of exercises on the seminar setup will be provided to enable you to practice at home. Dogs should have a basic understanding of international-style elements to attend this workshop. Get an impression of my handling here *click*
Challenge Your Weaves
This workshop will briefly cover how to teach your dog to weave and then move on to improving each dog’s skills. We will work on a fast weave pole performance as well as on challenging entries, exits and side changes. You will learn how to achieve independence in your dog’s performance, giving you time to get into position for your next handling maneuver. Dogs who already have solid weave poles will be challenged to further their understanding of the obstacle. Dogs of any level can attend. Get an impression here *click*
Ready, Steady, STOP - Get Your Contact
In this workshop we will focus on contacts. How to teach fast and reliable stopped contacts will be covered in detail. You will learn how to achieve independent contact performance, enabling you to stay ahead on course. We will take a close look at your dog’s contact behavior and elaborate how to improve it. The main focus will be on the dogwalk, as well as the seesaw. If your dog already has a good contact performance, we will challenge his understanding using different exercises. Dogs of any level can attend. Get an impression here *click*
In this workshop you will learn how to teach your dog to be handled on a distance. This workshop is not only for dogs who are faster than their handlers. Even athletic handlers sometimes see themselves faced with challenges requiring the dog to be handled at a distance. Your dog will learn to work at variable distances, independent obstacle skills will be increased and obstacle focus will improve. To attend this workshops, dogs should know tunnels and jumps. Get an impression here *click*
This workshop focusses on two game classes commonly offered in USDAA and UKI/UKA agility: Snooker and Gamblers. You will learn about the rules of both classes and how to come up with a good strategy for you and your dog. This workshop allows you to test different options on a Snooker and Gamblers course, helping you to find the best plan for future games classes. Dogs of any level can attend this workshop, but they should be familiar with all the equipment.
Retro Style: Rear Crosses
This workshop is primarily focused on handling the dog from behind using rear crosses. We will briefly cover how to teach rear crosses, but the main focus is on solving challenging sequences without having to be in front of your dog. This is a great skill to have in your toolbox if your dog is faster than you, but it will also help you out in situations where you might fall behind. This workshop is open for dogs of any level, however they should be familiar with tunnels and jumps. Get an impression here *click*
Obstacles sitting close to each other is a more frequently used challenge. This workshop addresses exactly those situations and will help you to get your dog through them confidently. You will learn to build and trust your dog's discrimination skills. Don't be afraid of the off-course obstacle any longer, but learn how to help your dog make the correct decision!
This workshop is suitable for dogs of any level, however, they should be familiar with all the equipment.