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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


Jilly Holness / November 16th -17th, 2019

Jilly has over 25 years teaching experience from veterinary behavioral referrals to courses, seminars, private tuition, and video training. Jilly has competed in Obedience at the top levels with 8 of her dogs, three achieving Championship Level. While still competing in obedience Jilly has qualified for the Novice Cup Final and Came in 5th in the Grande Final at Olympia In 2011 Jilly took up competing in Agility.

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Odor Recognition Test / April 11th, 2020

To successfully pass an ORT, a dog must identify the location of the target odor and the handler must correctly call an “alert” within a three-minute time period. The Odor Recognition Test consists of a drill-type exercise which requires 12 closed boxes set up in a pattern of one or two rows, spaced a minimum of 48″ apart.

The ORT is conducted on leash.

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Matthew Twitty / July 2020

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.

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Is That A Chicken!? Chicken Camp / August 14th – 16th, 2020

3 Day Workshop / IAABC ~ CCPDT ~ KPA CEU’s available
“Chicken camp” is designed to give those who teach dogs (or any other species), those who teach humans to teach dogs, and those who teach and lead humans the knowledge and skills to create precise behaviors in a positive and creative environment.

Instructors take the participants through the theory of learning, and immediately put the concepts to use with the chicken flock. Chickens are very literal and unforgiving. Timing a little off ?? They will let you know! Push them a little hard – they will flap their wings and leave!

This 3-Day workshop is lead by Sally Dickinson BS, KPA-PDT, and Kathleen Kelsey MS both nationally recognized professional trainers, with more than 30 years experience each.

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The Brenda Aloff Connection / Coming in 2020

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.

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Racin’ For Rescues / Coming October 2020

Westinn Kennels fundraising event to educate the public about local rescue organizations as well as support their efforts.

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