Puppy Fundamentals – Young Dogs Clinic
Advanced/Masters Handling Seminar
LOCATION: 2551Taylor Road, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, USA
May 19 & 20, 2018
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2551 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, USA
2551 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
COMING TO THE SITE
You will be able to drive to the facility around 7:45 a.m. and you are welcome to park anywhere around the arena. Crating inside the building will be in the designated areas for your group.
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 facility by 7:45 a.m. as we begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish around 8:55 a.m.
CANINE CONDITIONING PROGRAM
Following the Human Conditioning Program, In the Advanced/Masters Handling group, 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
EDIT: There will be NO available RV Parking at Bratty Paws. The limited spots have been taken. However, there are a a few campgrounds within an easy driving distance of the facility if you need to hookup. Punta Gorda RV Resort is less than 4 minutes away and Gulf View RV Resort is approximately 6 minutes away. There are numerous hotels to choose from as well.
As always, please pick up after your dogs. There will be trash cans around the outside of the arena for this purpose and they are located on the north and east side of the building. Pursuant to the rules at Bratty Paws Dog Plex, if there are any accidents inside the building a $10 clean up fee will be enforced. Puppies will be given regular 30 minute potty breaks throughout their morning training session with Naomi.
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
Either a wire crate or soft sided for your dog
Chair, pen and any refreshments for you & your dog
Food and toy reinforcers (all classes):
Low, medium and high level of each
WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED
A booklet of all the drills and skills and course maps
Additional paper for writing notes
Prizes will be given out periodically throughout the seminar
SATURDAY CLASS SCHEDULE
HUMAN BODY AWARENESS (Optional)
8:00 a.m 8.55 a.m.– HUMAN Body Awareness
Interval walk-run-sprint workout
(YOGA – After run stretching)
Quick sessions of Functional Footwork for Agility
8:55 a.m. – Introduction and General Housekeeping
9:00 a.m – 9:30 a.m.
CANINE Body Awareness
WARM up Routine (Dynamic Walks and Stretching)
COOL down Routine (Cool Down Walks &
Static Stretching Exercises)
9:30 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.
9:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
PUPPY LIFE SKILLS
Including a weekend RECALL challenge,
Engagement Games with an emphasis on focus and drive
& Body Awareness obstacle course
YOUNG DOG CLINIC
1:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m.
RELATIONSHIP BUILDING SKILLS
Including Engagement Games with focus and drive on obstacles
Jump Grid Exercises for spatial awareness and form
Body Awareness for flexibility and coordination