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Lisa Bonker Seminar Olalla, Wa 9/1 to 9/4
« on: May 04, 2015, 11:10:17 AM »
Looking for something to do between the dates of the Ridgefield (Aug 29-30) and  Graham WA (Sept 5-6) NADAC trials?

Looking for a way to improve your distance handling?

Come on over to Ollala, WA for a couple of fun filled and educational days at Lisa Bonker's Distance and Directional Seminar  Sept. 1-2, 2015 (Open/Elite) followed by an Sept. 3-4, 2015 - Pre-Novice/Novice/Open Paragon Agility Journey - Olalla, Washington

Every venue in agility has a class that requires distance skills.  Whether it is Chances, Fast, Gamblers or Jackpot, you are required to work away from your dog.  If you would like to learn how to handle from a distance or strive for more distance, then this seminar is for you.

This seminar will focus on the skills necessary to be successful working away from your dog.  You will learn how to successfully direct your dog from a distance - how to get your dog to work ahead as well as laterally away from you.  We will go over step-by-step concepts and show you how to build and increase handling distance.  During this seminar we will work sequences to teach and refine directionals while incorporating more distance into the exercises.  We will push you to be more clear, crisp, consistent and calm in your handling.  We will focus on when, where and how to cue your dog properly using body language, verbal cues and motion.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the importance of drawing the dog's path to direct your dog through sequences/courses while pushing for distance. 

Teams at all levels are welcome but dogs must be able to perform tunnels, jumps, hoops and contacts.

Sequence/Courses will be presented in a way that will push each team according to their level of training.  More advanced teams will be pushed to gain more distance and more novice teams will work on gaining distance skills.

Cost: $250 for working spot for both days, $150 for working spot for 1 day, $50 a day for auditing spot. 

See the attached flier for details.  See you there!
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