AGILITY TRAINING

presented by...

Susan Garrett

Mebane, NC

Saturday & Sunday
March 2, 3 & 4, 2002


Felicite Latane Animal Sanctuary

co-sponsored with
APS Dog Training Program

OUTLINES
AGILITY SKILLS: Handling Hints, Contact Training and Weave Pole Proofing
Saturday • March 2nd
9:00 - 12:30 & 1:30 - 2:45 pm

For the agility enthusiast. Fundamentals in agility broken down into 3 key areas:

HANDLING
Groundwork that will aid your dog's understanding of how to go where you would like him to go!

WEAVE POLES
Using the clicker to help your dog understand what their job is when they see weave poles. Troubleshooting dogs that leave poles early or miss entries. Drills to improve speed.

CONTACT TRAINING
Is you dog missing contacts but only in competition? Is your dog slowing down and creeping through the contact area? Is you dog just jumping over the yellow zone like he "doesn't care?" Or do you have a new puppy just ready to start training? If you have said "yes" to any of these questions, come and learn why many of the top agility trainers use Susan Garrett's method to train fast accurate contacts.

GOT D.A.S.H. IN YOUR TRAINING?
Saturday • March 2nd
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Have you become a slave to your dog's treats? Regardless of what canine activity you participate in, the D.A.S.H workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the effective use of rewards.
  • Determine the optimum duration for your training sessions.
  • Train through distractions without corrections.
  • Design a training program around the needs of your dog.

If you have found your working relationship with your dog is depend upon a handful of cookies or a favourite ball this workshop may be for you. Case studies of unmotivated dogs will be examined and time will be left for trouble shooting problems from the audience.

Saturday Fee (limited to 80): $65.00 (additional charge for lunch)

REGISTER ON-LINE

BEGINNING AGILITY WORKSHOP
Sunday • March 3rd
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

WAITING LIST
You will be placed on the waiting list in the EXACT order we received your on-line registration. We will contact you immediately if a space becomes available.

This workshop will focus on using a clicker to help your dog understand your body language. Susan will outline a system of handling that will make sense to you and your dog. The workshop will be tailored to the needs of the dogs participating. Individual skill building session will be tailored to the needs of the dogs attending and may include work on weave speed or entries, contact speed or accuracy, seesaw, table etc. Dogs participating should be able to perform all of the obstacles.

Open to dog/handlers currently attending agility class or have recently attended agility class. No working titles are required. Attendance at Saturday seminar is required.

IMPORTANT: Attendance at the Saturday, March 2nd seminar is required to minimize any backtracking and reiteration of material covered. Since the workshops are limited to 15, we would like to provide the opportunity to accept as many working teams as possible. You may enroll in one workshop only.

Sunday Working Fee (limited to 15 teams): $125.00
Sunday Observer Fee (limited to 20): $50.00
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

REGISTER ON-LINE

ADVANCED AGILITY WORKSHOP
Monday • March 4th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday will be handling foundation. Focus will be spent on making your dog as efficient as possible around an agility course. Shaving seconds off your course time. Using the clicker to make your dog more responsive to your body language and making your body language more consitent for your dog to understand.

Open to teams competing for their agility title or have already aquired one of the following titles.

  • a standard USDAA (AD title)
  • a standard NADAC title
  • a standard AND a JWW AKC title
IMPORTANT: Attendance at the Saturday, March 2nd seminar is required to minimize any backtracking and reiteration of material covered. Since the workshops are limited to 15, we would like to provide the opportunity to accept as many working teams as possible. You may enroll in one workshop only.

Monday Working Fee (limited to 15 teams): $125.00
Monday Observer Fee (limited to 20): $50.00
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

REGISTER ON-LINE

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ABOUT SUSAN GARRETT

Susan Garrett is one of the most successful competitors in agility today. She has won the USDAA Grand Prix Finals three times and is the only handler in history to win two different height divisions (12" & 24") in the same year. At the 1998 NADAC National Finals, Susan's dogs again won two different height divisions (8" & 12"). In all, she has won five National Championships with three different dogs (Border Collie, "Stoni" and Jack Russell Terriers, "Shelby" and "Twister"). As if that wasn’t enough Susan has also won the Illustrious Pup- Peroni Classic Agility Tournament three times, twice with Shelby and once with Twister.

She works well with both "mini" and "open" dogs proving this by earning USDAA’s prestigious ADCH title on both a 12" and a 24" jumping dog.

Susan and Stoni are also recognized as one of Canada’s Top Competition Obedience teams. In a period of three years of entering the World Series of Dog Obedience, one of North America’s top obedience tournaments, Stoni has finished as high as 2nd and no less then 5th in the Top Dog Event (Open & Utility). In doing so her average has never been below 195 in the two classes. Stoni was awarded Pedigree Dog Foods Obedience Dog of the Year in Canada for the Miscellaneous Class in 1996. Susan has earned High In Trial awards and Dog World awards on each of the four dogs she has competed with in competition obedience (including 2 Border Collies and 2 Jack Russell Terriers).

In addition to all of that, Susan has two dogs racing on the number one flyball team in the World, currently holding the record with a blazing 16.06 seconds. They do it all, and do it all extremely well!

Susan’s understanding of the use of operant conditioning to train dogs and teach people, has earned her world wide recognition. She has taught people on the application of clicker training for obedience, agility, flyball and trick training throughout North America and as far away as Japan and England. Her dogs work with a happy attitude and great precision. They obviously enjoy their work as much as Susan enjoys working with them.

A natural teacher and entertaining speaker, Susan loves dogs, and loves helping others achieve a special relationship with their dog. Her honesty, down-to-earth attitude, energy and wonderful sense of humor makes her presentations a memorable one for all in attendance.

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DOG RULES

DOG STUFF AT THE SATURDAY SEMINAR
Dogs may lay by your chair in the seminar room as long as they remain quiet, leashed and under control at all times. Crates and exercise pens allowed in the adjacent room ONLY. If your dog can't be confined in the adjacent room and remain quiet, please don't bring your dog. Any dog that is disruptive or behaves in an aggressive manner as determined by event staff will be requested to leave. Any dog that has "personal space issues" is not allowed in the seminar room. Remember chairs are right next to each other and people and dogs may be stepping over your dog. It is not a nice experience to be snarled at when dogs/people have to walk "over" your dog.

DOG STUFF FOR WORKING TEAMS SUNDAY & MONDAY
Please limit yourself to one working dog per workshop. Any dog that behaves in an aggressive manner as determined by event staff will not be allowed to continue and no refund will be issued. Please do not register for a working spot if you can't ensure your dog's good behavior. We recommend that you do not bring any extra dogs to the workshop since they will also require your care and they will distract you from your working dog. As a working team, you will be required to assist in moving agility equipment per the speaker's instructions.

No dogs can be left in vehicles if the outdoor temperature exceeds 70 degrees even if all windows, doors and/or hatches are open.

Leaving dogs in a vehicle when the outdoor temperature exceeds 70 degrees IS AGAINST THE LAW.

DOG ETIQUETTE
You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog. There are no excuses for not picking up after your dog EVERYWHERE.

CURRENT VACCINATIONS
All dogs entering the facility are required to have up-to-date vaccinations.

SANCTUARY POLICY
Please, no prong collars on dogs in the facility.

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MORE RULES & COMMENTS

PEOPLE ETIQUETTE
During the seminar and outdoor workshops, please turn off all cell phone and pager audio alerts. Please take all private conversations away from the area the speaker is working.

OBERVERS FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY
As a observer, you will be required to assist in moving agility equipment per the speaker's instructions. Limited to 20 observers each day.

VIDEOTAPING
Audio taping is permitted... but, no videotaping, please.

BOOKS & TOYS, ETC. FOR SALE
A selection of books, videos and toys will be available for sale.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, February 25, 2002 (seminar) and February 12th (workshops).

REFUND POLICY
Full refund issued if requested by email or phone no later than February 25th (seminar) and February 12th (workshops). Refunds requested after February 25th (seminar) and February 12th (workshops) will be issued a 50% credit slip that may be applied to future Puppyworks educational events.

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR
Metal or plastic chairs are available for seating. If you prefer more comfortable seating, we encourage you to bring your own chair. Please no oversized or high back chairs.

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LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Felicite Latane Animal Sanctuary
6311 Nicks Rd
Mebane, NC

FROM 1-85/1-40
Take the Mebane (southwest bound) or Mebane Oaks Rd. (northeast bound) exit (#154). Turn south (away from Mebane), go 6 miles, turn left on to Nicks Rd. The Sanctuary will be 0.5 miles on the left at 6311 Nicks Rd.

FROM ALAMANCE COUNTY
Take Hwy 54 East one mile past the Orange County Line, turn left onto Mebane Oaks Road. Go 2 miles, turn right on to Nicks Rd. The Sanctuary will be 0.5 miles on the left at 6311 Nicks Rd.

FROM CHAPEL HILL/CARRBORO
Take Hwy 54 West out of Carrboro approximately 12 miles from the city limits, turn right onto Mebane Oaks Rd. (there is a road sign for Saxapahaw to the left at this intersection). Go 2 miles, turn right onto Nicks Rd. The Sanctuary will be 0.5 miles on the left at 6311 Nicks Rd.

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PLACES TO STAY

MICROTEL INN & SUITES
120 Old Dogwood St
Hillsborough, NC
(919) 245-3102
Dog allowed, pet fee
~ 12 miles away

COMFORT INN DURHAM
3508 Mt Moriah Rd
Durham, NC
(919) 932-9522
No dogs
~ 22 miles away

HOMEWOOD SUITES
3600 Mt Moriah Rd
Durham, NC
(919) 401-0610
No dogs
~ 22 miles away

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CONTACT

For registration inquiries, contact:
events@puppyworks.com

For local information, contact:
Barbara Long
919-933-8695

Jeanine Brown
jajb@nc.rr.com

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