Puppies & Young Dogs Workshop
Masters Skills & Drills & Course Work Seminars
LOCATION: 9874 Winterview Drive, Naples FL
January 17-19, 2020
COMING TO THE SITE
For those attending the Human Conditioning Program, you will be able arrive at the field at 7:30 a.m. for set up. You are welcome to park on the grass next to the driveway to the left of the house. Please keep your dogs on leashes until you get to the fenced in field. There are plenty of shaded areas for crate up.
HUMAN CONDITIONING PROGRAM (Optional)
Our first item on the agenda each morning is functional fitness for humans. All groups are welcome. This will include interval runs (walk-jog-walk-jog) with a few interval sprints. This will be followed by YOGA and then some ladder exercise drills for footwork. For those interested in the human conditioning side please arrive at the field by 7:30 a.m. as we begin at 7:45 a.m. and finish around 8:20 a.m.
CANINE CONDITIONING PROGRAM
Following the Human Conditioning Program, we will also be warming up our dogs with a specific warm up routine with dynamic warm up exercises. We will also go over a cool down routine as well. Warm up routines should be perform whenever you take your dog out of the crate after a more than 20-30 minutes in the crate. And your cool down routine should be done after every working session. The puppies and young dogs will be introduced to basic body awareness exercises which will be incorporated into the class schedule.
RV PARKING & HOTELS
There are numerous hotels in the area to choose from. There are also many RV Resorts and Campgrounds available. Visit this site for more details: https://www.reserveamerica.com/outdoors/florida-camping.htm
As always, please pick up after your dogs. There will be trash cans around the outside of the field for this purpose.
If anyone has a reactive dog, please let us know when we meet for our group get together on Saturday morning so that we are all aware and can be proactive about giving your dog his/her space and keep other dogs within a safe distance. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions and concerns prior to us starting so I can address it.
WHAT TO BRING
WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED
Lots of smiles and laughs so be prepared for giggles 🙂
HUMAN BODY AWARENESS (Optional Everyday)
7:45 a.m 8.20 a.m.– HUMAN Body Awareness
Interval walk-run-sprint workout
(YOGA – After run stretching)
Quick sessions of Functional Footwork and Proprioception for Agility
PUPPIES & YOUNG DOGS WORKSHOPS
9:00 a.m – 12:00 noon
Discussing and Troubleshooting problem behaviors
Puppies/Young Dogs in Every Day Life
Jump Grid Exercises 101
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Engagement Games with an emphasis on focus and drive
Beginning of handler mechanics and Turns & Straight Lines etc.
Into to Body Awareness
SATURDAY & SUNDAY SCHEDULE
8:25 a.m. – Introduction and General Housekeeping
MASTERS SKILLS & DRILLS
8:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
SKILLS & DRILLS
Emphasis on correct mechanics, timing, placements of rewards etc.
Including effective fronts, blinds, threadles, pinwheels etc.
Understanding of acceleration and decal cues, dog and handlers paths, independent verbals cues etc.
Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
MASTERS COURSE WORK
8:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
Tackling Struggles in Sequences and Coursework and planning of strategies with things go wrong.
Adding pressure on your handling.
Surviving through the course and working on flow.