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Title: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sara Langston on September 16, 2016, 07:51:45 AM
Where will the information and registration forms be posted for the Sharon Nelson Seminars in 2017???  Thanks. 

Sara
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Karen Echternacht on September 17, 2016, 12:17:03 PM
Inquiring minds want to know!
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 18, 2016, 04:13:17 PM
Where will the information and registration forms be posted for the Sharon Nelson Seminars in 2017???  Thanks. 

Sara

I will start up a tab for people.

Right now we are working on a trial in Phoenix, AZ Feb. 10-12 with a seminar in Phoenix Feb. 14-16.  (first day is foundation work, the next two days are advanced)

Seminar in Autagaville, AL Feb. 22-23 with a trial Feb. 24-26.

Seminar in Valrico, FL  Mar. 8-9 with a trial Mar. 10-12

Seminars are $150 per working spot per day, $50 for auditing per day.    Working spots require a $50 deposit. 

We will post when reservations open up for each when site conformations are confirmed.
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Wild Terriers on September 18, 2016, 11:44:23 PM
Hmmmmm, must start planning an extended trip - perhaps South to Alabama and the just keep going South to Florida - hope Morgan's spring break is later in March - I am waaaaaaaaay overdue for a road trip with Sharon.  Very exciting news!!

Karen
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sara Langston on September 19, 2016, 09:16:24 AM
Yeaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Thanks so much for the info!!!!   Take care. 

Sara
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 20, 2016, 10:35:18 AM
Where will the information and registration forms be posted for the Sharon Nelson Seminars in 2017???  Thanks. 

Sara

I will start up a tab for people.

Right now we are working on a trial in Phoenix, AZ Feb. 10-12 with a seminar in Phoenix Feb. 14-16.  (first day is foundation work, the next two days are advanced)

Seminar in Autagaville, AL Feb. 22-23 with a trial Feb. 24-26.

Seminar in Valrico, FL  Mar. 8-9 with a trial Mar. 10-12

Seminars are $150 per working spot per day, $50 for auditing per day.    Working spots require a $50 deposit. 

We will post when reservations open up for each when site conformations are confirmed.

We are solid on Arizona and Alabama.  Quite sure on Florida.

Alabama and Phoenix will fill fast, so let me know if you want a spot reserved.  Phoenix will be a one day foundation and a two day advanced.  Alabama will be a two day from foundation to advanced as we progress through the two days.

If you want a spot saved, let me know and a reservation is confirmed when the deposit is paid. 

This will be a very fun trip!!  I will schedule two more trips during the year.  This will be the first of three trips in 2017.  I can't wait to see everyone!

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Bernie Doyle on September 20, 2016, 10:57:10 AM
Well, well, well, a mere 11 1/2 hr jaunt down to AL!!! May have to think about this with Miss Rumor!

 What say you, Sharon Nelson, are you ready to work with a blue Aussie girl??!! 😉

Bernie
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon, AZ on September 20, 2016, 12:03:46 PM
Where will the information and registration forms be posted for the Sharon Nelson Seminars in 2017???  Thanks. 

Sara

I will start up a tab for people.

Right now we are working on a trial in Phoenix, AZ Feb. 10-12 with a seminar in Phoenix Feb. 14-16.  (first day is foundation work, the next two days are advanced)

Seminar in Autagaville, AL Feb. 22-23 with a trial Feb. 24-26.

Seminar in Valrico, FL  Mar. 8-9 with a trial Mar. 10-12

Seminars are $150 per working spot per day, $50 for auditing per day.    Working spots require a $50 deposit. 

We will post when reservations open up for each when site conformations are confirmed.

We are solid on Arizona and Alabama.  Quite sure on Florida.

Alabama and Phoenix will fill fast, so let me know if you want a spot reserved.  Phoenix will be a one day foundation and a two day advanced.  Alabama will be a two day from foundation to advanced as we progress through the two days.

If you want a spot saved, let me know and a reservation is confirmed when the deposit is paid. 

This will be a very fun trip!!  I will schedule two more trips during the year.  This will be the first of three trips in 2017.  I can't wait to see everyone!

Sharon


Thanks Sharon!  I would like to reserve a working spot in the Foundation seminar in Arizona.  Also, do you think you will have any time to look at individual dogs on a private basis?  Looking forward to it, thanks for the opportunity.  Sharon, AZ
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 20, 2016, 12:52:26 PM
Thanks Sharon!  I would like to reserve a working spot in the Foundation seminar in Arizona.  Also, do you think you will have any time to look at individual dogs on a private basis?  Looking forward to it, thanks for the opportunity.  Sharon, AZ

I will mark you down for a spot in the one day foundation.  I won't be doing any privates while there.  When not doing the seminars, I will be working on staying caught up on NADAC work!

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Karen Echternacht on September 21, 2016, 05:09:53 AM
Please mark me for a working spot in Alabama!
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sara Langston on September 21, 2016, 07:48:43 AM



We are solid on Arizona and Alabama.  Quite sure on Florida.

Alabama and Phoenix will fill fast, so let me know if you want a spot reserved.  Phoenix will be a one day foundation and a two day advanced.  Alabama will be a two day from foundation to advanced as we progress through the two days.

If you want a spot saved, let me know and a reservation is confirmed when the deposit is paid. 

This will be a very fun trip!!  I will schedule two more trips during the year.  This will be the first of three trips in 2017.  I can't wait to see everyone!

Sharon
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YES, YES, YES!!!!!  Put me down for a spot in the Alabama seminar for 2 days.  Is there a registration form I need to fill out or just send in the money???  Thanks. 

Sara
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 21, 2016, 09:30:35 AM
Please mark me for a working spot in Alabama!

Done!
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 21, 2016, 09:31:08 AM

YES, YES, YES!!!!!  Put me down for a spot in the Alabama seminar for 2 days.  Is there a registration form I need to fill out or just send in the money???  Thanks. 

Sara

You are in!

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Bernie Doyle on September 21, 2016, 10:29:38 AM
Sharon,

  How many working spots are you thinking of for the AL seminar? Will all levels be working at the same time?

 Thanks in advance!

 Bernie
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 21, 2016, 10:38:14 AM
Sharon,

  How many working spots are you thinking of for the AL seminar? Will all levels be working at the same time?

 Thanks in advance!

 Bernie

I will have 15 working spots and everyone gets to work....... more experienced dogs can still work on foundation and younger dogs can work on simpler versions of the tougher courses.

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Laurel Manning on September 21, 2016, 11:07:40 AM
We would like working spots in the Phoenix seminars:
Barb Davis and Munchkin-Novice
Laurel Manning and Shadow-Novice
Laurel Manning and McGee-Advanced
Thank you.
Laurel
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: agilityaddict2 on September 21, 2016, 03:26:28 PM
Please save a working spot for Beverly Silverman/trooper in Phoenix first 2 days. Thanks. Where do I send deposit?
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Becky Wolfe on September 21, 2016, 06:43:58 PM
Man........I wish that I could get away from school  to come to the 2 day one in AZ with Herbie. Great seminars in the past and I bet great ones this year too.
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sara Langston on September 21, 2016, 07:13:48 PM
If a person wants to pay for the seminar through Pay Pal, what would be the address to use???  Thanks.

Sara
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 21, 2016, 07:58:29 PM
If a person wants to pay for the seminar through Pay Pal, what would be the address to use???  Thanks.

Sara

nadacoffice2@aol.com
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Karen Birdsong on September 22, 2016, 01:41:12 AM
 I would like a working spot in the all three days in Phoenix.   Karen Birdsong with Monte'
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Karen Birdsong on September 22, 2016, 01:45:40 AM
  Oh dang it...I just realized I'm trial secretary for a trial in So CA Feb 18th-19th.  Can't be in two places so I'm unable to attend the Phoenix seminars.  Hopefully I'll be able to attend another in 2017...coming to So CA?????

  Sorry for not realizing that before sending the previous post.
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: sboe on September 22, 2016, 09:20:22 AM
I would like to reserve a spot in the 1 day Foundation seminar in Phoenix.
That would be for Sue Boe and Dina.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 22, 2016, 08:28:57 PM
  Oh dang it...I just realized I'm trial secretary for a trial in So CA Feb 18th-19th.  Can't be in two places so I'm unable to attend the Phoenix seminars.  Hopefully I'll be able to attend another in 2017...coming to So CA?????

  Sorry for not realizing that before sending the previous post.

I could come to SoCal... just need a place and time for a seminar and funraiser.

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Karen Birdsong on September 22, 2016, 09:10:45 PM
Would love that.  I'll hit folks up at Champs.  Might need to do a multi-club hosting.
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 22, 2016, 10:20:42 PM
Well, well, well, a mere 11 1/2 hr jaunt down to AL!!! May have to think about this with Miss Rumor!

 What say you, Sharon Nelson, are you ready to work with a blue Aussie girl??!! 😉

Bernie

Gotta love blue aussies, they are full of challenge!!

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: tag team on September 23, 2016, 05:38:31 AM
I've love to get a working spot for Takoda in your Advanced Seminar in Feb in AZ or possibly 2 spots for Takoda and Lil.   Dev Sperber
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Richard Wolfe on September 23, 2016, 09:25:31 AM
Well, well, well, a mere 11 1/2 hr jaunt down to AL!!! May have to think about this with Miss Rumor!

 What say you, Sharon Nelson, are you ready to work with a blue Aussie girl??!! 😉

Bernie

Gotta love blue aussies, they are full of challenge!!

Sharon

Particularly blue Aussies named Rumor!!!!!!!    LOL!!!!
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Heidi Konesko on September 26, 2016, 08:16:22 AM
Florida is an easy flight from New England. Could be a fun vacation at that time of year!  Hmmmm....
-Heidi in NH
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Edraith on September 26, 2016, 08:23:02 AM
Colour me stupid but what is a seminar and how does it work? Since it's during the week I might be able to go to the Alabama one. Are we allowed to bring a friend who won't be participating?
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Vicki Storrs on September 27, 2016, 06:18:29 AM
Hi Amy!
If you can go, GO!!!!  Working with Sharon, or watching her work with other people and dogs, is really special, and the opportunity doesn't happen a lot.
In general, a seminar is all day class (for as many days as the seminar is).  There will be talking, explaining, theorizing, problem solving, but also working dogs, often sequences, occasionally longer parts of courses, with the instructor helping to work through your issues on that particular concept (if you have any...and if you don't, if the sequence fits you to a T, they'll often tweak it so it Does become a challenge, so that you still learn something, because that's the whole point!) Seeing the problems that others bring can be at least as useful, if not more so, than working on your own issues, too, especially if you have any "performance anxiety" because you can actual WATCH the evolution of a solution.  And Sharon's seminars are always about so much more than just agility, touching on dog (and people) psychology, behavior, relationships, the list goes on, while making you THINK you're simply doing agility :-)
Usually there are the more expensive working spots, where you bring your dog and have the opportunity to work them (it will usually be with everyone else watching, so can be scary initially, but I promise that these people will be rooting for you and your dog and thrilled with the successes you'll have!).  Then there are auditing spots, where you are simply a student/observer. You can ask questions and be a full "verbal" participant, but you won't be working your dog. If you were to bring a friend, they would need to pay the auditor fee, too.  Even though they may not feel they are a "participant," they are there learning, if they're paying ANY attention at all, from the instructor. I have three times taken non agility friends (who did have dogs) to agility seminars, when they were curious and willing to pay the auditing charge and they came away amazed, feeling they learned a lot, and one now, just a few years later, does agility and has gone to Champs and the most recent one is about ready to dip her toe into the agility pool with her young dog.
So again, go if you can.  As an auditor, as a working student, just go. And if you want a working spot, don't waffle about it, as Sharon's seminars fill FAST!
Vicki Storrs
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Edraith on September 27, 2016, 06:32:43 AM
Maybe a non working spot then. Edraith cannot work in a ring off lead with 15 other dogs too, our focus is nowhere near that good. She wont work with me if there are other dogs running around to play with.  I know thats the goal for focus but we arent there yet. If it was alone in a fenced area thats  okay but not in a huge group like that!

When will prices be released? Host hotel?
Edit: oops i see sharons posted was edited and price is there. :)
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: DebbieClark on September 28, 2016, 06:09:39 AM
You only work one at a time, you will not have any other dogs out when it is your turn.  At the 2 seminars I have been to our dogs are crated, in a car or in x-pens.

Hope that helps.

Debbie Clark
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sara Langston on September 28, 2016, 06:23:50 AM
Amy,  If you have never been to a seminar, I would suggest an auditing spot.  You can learn so much for listening, watching, and taking notes while auditing.  Also, if you don't have a dog with you, you are not distracted by worrying about your dog --- are they comfortable in their crate; do they need to go outside to potty; are they hot/cold; do they have water, etc., etc., etc.  You can focus entirely on the seminar content and take lots and lots of notes so you can go home and work on the exercises.  Attending a Sharon Nelson seminar is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I highly encourage you to audit both days. 

I know you found the seminar prices, however, to answer your other question, there is no host hotel.  There are several nice hotels in Prattville which is about 10 miles from the arena as well as tons of eating places for after the seminar.  The arena is in the middle of nowhere so you will need to stay in Prattville or Montgomery (only about 20 miles from arena).  I will be happy to answer any questions you have about accommodations and such if I can. 

Sara
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: dogrsqr on September 28, 2016, 06:51:32 AM
I would agree with Sara on auditing for the first seminar you attend.  We have also found that many first timers don't really understand the amount of down time for their dog at a seminar.  They come expecting to work a lot more than they actually get to which can make a first seminar a little frustrating for them.

Gina Pizzo
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Edraith on September 28, 2016, 08:25:29 AM
Goodto know its one at a time. My very limited experience in group agility classes is as many as four dogs working off lead same field and as many as eight additional on field leashed. It was a bit chaotic I thought for newb dogs especially (first class first day even). I get that good of focus is a goal but i felt it was too much for begineers especially first timers. Glad to know im not mad, lol.

 Im trying to find a friend to go with me to audit :)
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Bernie Doyle on October 01, 2016, 04:38:15 PM
Hi Sharon,

  Could you please put Rumor & I down for a working spot in AL??!! Hoping that there is still room!!

 Thanks in advance!

 Bernie & RUMOR
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sara Langston on October 02, 2016, 06:41:20 AM
Hi Sharon,

  Could you please put Rumor & I down for a working spot in AL??!! Hoping that there is still room!!

 Thanks in advance!

 Bernie & RUMOR


YIPPEE!!!!!  I can't wait to see you again.  Come join the fun in Alabama!!!!

Sara
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Bernie Doyle on October 03, 2016, 03:49:04 PM
Sara,

  Do you have any recommendations for a dog friendly hotel with good pricing??

 Thanks in advance!!

 Bernie & RUMOR 🐾🐾
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sara Langston on October 04, 2016, 06:45:43 AM
Bernie,  The LaQuinta in Prattville is a very dog-friendly hotel, however, it is a little pricey.  There are 2 LaQuintas in Montgomery which are only about 20-25 minutes from the show site with rates that are much more reasonable.  Other hotels in Prattville you might check with are Key West Inn (listed in Millbrook) and Super 8.  I think both of those charge a dog fee, but their rates are more reasonable.  Hope that helps.  I look forward to seeing you in February!!!

Sara
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on October 05, 2016, 05:00:57 PM
Hi, Group.
    For the upcoming Arizona, Alabama and Florida seminars in Feb-Mar here is the current standings:

   Alabama is full at this time.  It is possible that someone who emailed a reservation might not pay their deposit and a spot will open up.  But if not, it is full.

    Phoenix has 3-4 spots in Novice and 1-2 in advanced.

    I might not be doing Florida if no more interest is shown, as there aren't enough reservations to make a commitment.

    I have requests that will fill in southern California and Reno, NV, and Alberta, Canada.  I will announce when those dates are confirmed.

    Thanks for the rapid response from Arizona, Alabama, Alberta, SoCal and Nevada!!  Those filled fast or will fill once I announce dates!

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sandy Langan on October 05, 2016, 08:22:53 PM
Sharon, We were waiting for you to tell us for sure Florida was a go. Jonelle Wolf, Mary Jo Thompson and myself are interested and would attend. Do you need us to send a deposit ? Please advise .
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sandy Langan on October 05, 2016, 08:31:00 PM
Wanted to ask you about this at champs but never found a time when you weren't busy and available to talk. I'm out of town for the Alabama dates and was so happy I could get to see you in Florida. Hope it still happens. Sandy Langan
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on October 05, 2016, 08:48:50 PM
Sharon, We were waiting for you to tell us for sure Florida was a go. Jonelle Wolf, Mary Jo Thompson and myself are interested and would attend. Do you need us to send a deposit ? Please advise .

No deposit needed!  Just interest expressed is good.

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on October 05, 2016, 08:49:45 PM
Hi Sharon,

  Could you please put Rumor & I down for a working spot in AL??!! Hoping that there is still room!!

 Thanks in advance!

 Bernie & RUMOR

Done!
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: coagility on October 05, 2016, 08:50:56 PM
Please add my name to the list for the Phoenix seminar - Feb. 15 - 16 - advanced.

Barbara Draper & Dakota
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Karen Birdsong on October 06, 2016, 12:39:52 AM
I am interested in a working spot in Southern California...hope you can come.
  Karen Birdsong and Monte'
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on October 11, 2016, 10:37:49 AM
I am interested in a working spot in Southern California...hope you can come.
  Karen Birdsong and Monte'

I am working on it!

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sue Erbe on October 21, 2016, 05:32:33 PM
I am interested in a working spot in Florida, Sue Erbe and Ollie
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on October 21, 2016, 06:03:05 PM
I am interested in a working spot in Florida, Sue Erbe and Ollie

Florida was cancelled, since I didn't get enough signed up for it and was replaced with a Kentucky seminar.  Sorry.

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Vicki Storrs on October 22, 2016, 02:44:54 AM
Last post I saw was about a week ago (on the other seminar thread) and you said you couldn't settle on a date for the KY seminar  because of conflicts so were looking at other locations and dates.  If it looks like something is a go I can send money to hold my spot, I just didn't want to make you have to keep track of $ until it looked like it was definite.
Sure hoping to get to see you and work with you SOMETIME soon!!! (Can't wait until we move back to the west coast.)
Vicki
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on October 22, 2016, 09:37:02 AM
Last post I saw was about a week ago (on the other seminar thread) and you said you couldn't settle on a date for the KY seminar  because of conflicts so were looking at other locations and dates.  If it looks like something is a go I can send money to hold my spot, I just didn't want to make you have to keep track of $ until it looked like it was definite.
Sure hoping to get to see you and work with you SOMETIME soon!!! (Can't wait until we move back to the west coast.)
Vicki

Yes, we have a KY event now scheduled with a seminar Mar. 2-3 and a trial on the weekend!  There are two different threads on the 2017 seminars going and I sometimes forget to check both of them!

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Jillhubb on December 11, 2016, 11:00:04 AM
Would LOVE one working spot in your Kentucky, Mar 2-3, 2017 Seminar
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Sharon Nelson on December 11, 2016, 09:25:32 PM
Would LOVE one working spot in your Kentucky, Mar 2-3, 2017 Seminar

All of the 2017 seminars are full.  I have a waiting list for each if you want to be added to the waiting list.

Thanks for the interest!

Sharon
Title: Re: Sharon's 2017 Seminars
Post by: Donna Waugh on December 12, 2016, 02:34:40 PM
Had a great time at the Sharon Nelson Reno seminar this past weekend! It was a nice group of people to share a wonderful agility experience with. Thanks for coming to Reno, Sharon!