So how well did you do last weekend at the dog show or agility trial or obedience trial or, heck, even a fun match??
If your dog sports competitions aren’t quite as successful or fun as you would like perhaps you might like to join the Mental Skills Training For Competitive Canine Handlers seminar at Family Dog Training Center in Kent Wa on April 16 & 17 with Brenda Riemer, Ph.D..
Brenda is not only a sports psychologist, she is also a dog sport competitor with championship and High in Trial canine team mates.
Saturday: What is competition; Why we get ring nerve; Skill training; Ways to reduce stress; Use of imagery; Exercises for all participants
Sunday: the working spot teams will do a complete run thrus with Brenda coaching them. the Auditors will play judges, steward, audience and get to see Brenda’s teachings in action.
All the working spots have been taken for the seminars but there are plenty of auditor (attending without a dog) slots left. Brenda has exercises in the seminars for both those with and without dogs. Saturday & Sunday Auditor $150 / One Day Auditor $85
Online Registration: Register
More information and paper registration: docx pdf
If you show– or plan on showing– in AKC Obedience &/or Rally, then you need to make time on Thanksgiving Weekend to attend the Judges Education Seminar that is open to the dog sport community. Saturday 11/28 is Obedience and Sunday 11/29 is Rally. Pre-Registration closes November 18th!! Click on this link http://clubs.akc.org/saints/Archives/Seminar.pdf to download the registration form (pre-registration closes 11-18-15) and mail to the address noted on the form.
NEW Regulations will be taking effect on December 1st. Now is the time to bone-up and review the changes! There will be demonstrations (dog and handler in a ring) for the various exercises and how they are performed and scored. Including the new Scent Discrimination, Utility & Graduate Open Moving Stand For Examination, and the Novice Group Exercises.
The event will be held at Family Dog Training Center, 1515 Central Ave S Kent WA.
Here is a link to the new Obedience Regulations on the AKC site that take effect 12/15/15.
Here is the link to the Rally Regulations on the AKC site which were last updated 5/15.
Know Before You Show!!