Club of Evansville
2018 AGILITY CLUB OF EVANSVILLE SEMINAR with KELLIE VERRELLI
FRIDAY APRIL 6th 8am – 12:00pm WARM UP SKILLS and CONDITIONING
The focus of this clinic is warm up skills and conditioning to
get and keep your canine partners in shape using such aids as FitPaws.
Learn what to do to keep your dog in shape without a lot of time and
space. Doing this will not only help with their agility career, but
also help to give them a better quality of life as they age. (ALL
FRIDAY APRIL 6th 1:00pm – 5:00pm DRIVE, MOTIVATION and RELATIONSHIPS
The focus of this clinic is to build drive,
motivation and relationships by the use of games to get the most out of
your dog. If your dog is not having fun, you probably are not having
fun either. These 3 elements are the key to having a fun, satisfying
agility career with your canine partner. (ALL LEVELS WELCOME)
SATURDAY APRIL 7th 8am – 12pm CROSSES: WHICH TO USE and WHERE; HOW TO
EXECUTE TO GET TIGHT TURNS and ACCELERATION OUT OF THE TURNS
Often handlers are unsure of which cross would
best help their canine partner most efficiently get through a course.
In this clinic the focus will be on front, rear and blind crosses with
false turns as line aids. These are the basic “meat and potatoes”
handling maneuvers that all agility dogs should be able to read and
understand without questioning. Without clear handling, the more
sophisticated techniques fall apart. Each of these crosses play a very
important part in agility and mastering timing and foot work will be
covered. (ALL LEVELS WELCOME)
SATURDAY APRIL 7th 1:00pm – 5:00pm DISTANCE WORK/OBSTACLE INDEPENDENCE
Do you struggle with getting your dog to
commit to obstacles without you physically needing to be near the
obstacle? Does your dog truly understand their job on each obstacle?
This clinic will focus on both of these skills and in combination. It’s
very hard to do your job as the handler and then do your dog’s job as
well. Learn to see where your dog is committed and how to strengthen
their overall obstacle skills. (ALL LEVELS WELCOME)
SUNDAY APRIL 8th 8:00am – 12:00pm TURNING CUES and HOW TO TEACH THEM
Agility is all about running fast and in full
extension until your dog needs to suddenly slow down and turn tightly.
The balance between extension and collection can be hard for both dog
and handler, yet this is the pure definition of dog agility. Dogs don’t
like late turning information so the earlier they see the cue, the
better. This clinic will focus on how to get your dog to understand
when a turning cue is coming and how to prepare for it. The next step
is having them read the cue and slow down which often includes a lead
change. Weight shift and stride adjustment exercises will be included.
(ALL LEVELS WELCOME)
SUNDAY APRIL 8th 1:00pm – 5:00pm SEQUENCING and COURSE WORK
This clinic will focus on sequencing/course
work. Use your skill sets to put together and plan the most efficient
way to execute and run sequences or a full course. (MUST BE ABLE TO DO
Be sure to check out the Trial Information.