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August 10 - 12, 2018

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August 10, 11 & 12, 2018

LOCATION:

Bratty Paws Dog Plex 

Indoor & Airconditioned

 2551 Taylor Road Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

www.brattypawsdogplex.com

HALF DAY CONTACTS & WEAVE POLES CLINIC (Tentative)

Friday, August 10 (Afternoon), 2018

Instructors:

Suzanne Wesley and Naomi Flock Lane

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CONTACTS CLINIC

Open to NOVICE & YOUNG DOGS and Dogs that need RETRAINING  

Contact Fundamentals

  • Body Awareness Exercises for Contact Equipment – How to prepare your dog for contacts
  • 2o2o Stopped Contacts: Intro to Targeting (foot or nose) on the flat, transferring to the contacts
  • Running Contacts:  Foundation footwork, effective turns and verbals
  • How to effective use distractions and discriminations – How, when and where to use them
  • How to build drive into and through position and rewarding effectively

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WEAVE POLES CLINIC

Open to Dogs 13 Months and Older   

Foundation Fundamentals for Weave Poles

  • Body Aware Exercises for Weave Poles – Use of compression exercises and footwork 
  • Introduction to 2×2 Weave Poles – Find the entrances for all angles 
  • Effective use of Timing, Cuing and Rewards – An important part of teaching 2×2 correctly
  • How to add distractions and discrimination effectively – How, when and where to do it

 

FOUNDATION FUNDAMENTALS & SKILLS

August 11 & 12, 2018

Instructor:

Naomi Flock Lane

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MORNING WORKSHOP BOTH DAYS

PUPPIES 4 to 9 MONTHS  

Focus on Foundation Fundamentals

  • Level 1 Canine Body Awareness, Skills for Everyday Life, Relationship Building Games
  • Level 1 Shaping skills, Tricks, Tunnel Exercises, Cone work for jumps, Jump Bump Grids etc

 

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP BOTH DAYS

YOUNG DOGS 9 MONTHS & OVER

Foundation Fundamentals for Beginners in Agility

  • Level 1 Canine Body Awareness, Relationship Building Games, Jumps Grids, Impulse Control
  • Level 1 Handling Basics: Flatwork on wraps, 180’s & 270s, Foundation for Blinds, Threadles etc.

ADVANCED / MASTERS HANDLING CLINIC

August 11 & 12, 2018

Instructor:

Suzanne Wesley

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FOR THE HUMAN BOTH DAYS

  • Early Morning Interval Walk/Run/Sprint (7:15 am to 7:45 am)
  • Human Biomechanics:  Footwork Drills (7:45 am to 8:00 am)

FOR THE DOGS August 11

  • Canine Body Awareness – Effective Warm up & Cool down routines.
  • Skills & Drills – Progressing front crosses, blind crosses, theadles etc. in coursework
  • Continued understanding of Motion and Verbal Cues

 

FOR THE DOGS August 12

  • Coursework –  Utilizing Skills and Drills from the previous day.  
  • Planning the best path for you and your dog and understanding both dog and handler lines
  • Effective use of motion and verbal cues

  CONTACT FUNDAMENTALS

AND WEAVE POLES FOUNDATION SKILLS

  PUPPY & YOUNG DOG FUNDAMENTALS &

ADVANCED/MASTERS HANDLING CLINIC

  AUDITING SPOTS

What the STUDENTS Are Saying

Don’t just take it from me, let my students do the talking!

Getting the opportunity to train with Suzanne has exceeded all of my expectations. She has an unbelievable amount of knowledge which allows her to fully break down old behaviors and build them again using a newer scientific based approach.  She is also able to explain the exact steps a handler will need to take in order to improve whatever particular exercise you are working on. This is extremely important because oftentimes we know a behavior needs to be changed, but we don’t necessarily know how to fix it. The content of her lessons and clinics along with the step-by-step instruction is invaluable to both new and experienced handlers. Suzanne is patient with questions, pushes you to move forward and she has a quick wit which keeps training light and fun. Last but not least, My puppy has constant wagging tail from the beginning to end of our sessions and that is a wonderful reflection of Suzanne’s training methods!

Karen Pritchard |

“Suzanne Wesley is not only a superb professional trainer, she is a caring and understanding individual.  Her ability to break down behaviors is so clever.  Not only does she relate well with the dogs she teaches she is also supportive to the individual needs of each handler.  It does not matter if you have years of experience or are just starting out with your first dog, Suzanne will customize your training plan to what you and your dog needs first and foremost. ”

Naomi Lane | Naples, Florida

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are typically in your classes

There are usually no more than 8 students in these classes.   Therefore instruction is more personalized and students have the ability to have much more interaction and time training the skills that are presented in the clinics.

What Items do I need to Bring to the Clinic

Please bring the following items with you:

  1.  Crate (either a wire or cloth crate)
  2.  Raised Bed for controlled position while your teammate works
  3.  Writing Pad & Pen
  4.  Videoing device (highly recommend taking video)
  5.  Food Rewards – Three kinds (low, medium and high value)
  6.  Toy Rewards – Three kinds (low, medium and high value)
  7.  Water for your dog
  8.  Chair and shading for yourself and your dog.

Do You Have Questions?

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

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