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Seminars and Workshops

“Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.”

– Michael Fox


The Brenda Aloff Connection / May 25th -26th 2019

2 Day Obedience / Behavior Workshop
Positive Reinforcement and its proper use; exercises for Reactive Dogs; discussion of problems in training/showing and using the Get Connected Protocols to address trust, respect and tension issues, especially for those of us who compete.


Agility Seminar Featuring Lisa Schmit / June 8th – 9th, 2019

Building Distance
During this workshop, Lisa will cover how to build and increase distance skills. The focus will be on how to teach your dog to move ahead of you as well as work laterally away from you. Sequences to teach directionals while incorporating more distance into the exercises, proper cut timing, body language, verbal cues, and motion will be key skills emphasized throughout the workshop. The team participating must be training at an intermediate level or higher, preparing for competition, or currently competing at any level. Teams will be presented with sequences appropriate for their level.


Matthew Twitty / July 20th – 21st, 2019

2 Day Obedience Seminar
Don’t Say The “D” Word is a two-day seminar that will show attendees how to break each exercise down and drill the pieces with a motivational and positive approach that can keep training and campaigning fun, all the while, still putting in the required repetition needed to help you and your dog increase your qualifying success. Attendees will work through Novice, Open and Utility exercises, so a retrieve is mandatory for working attendees. All workers and auditors will get the workbook that comes with this seminar.