February 2 & 3, 2019
Dawn Ecker is coming to Companion Dog Club for a two day seminar on Agility.
I got started in agility with my Border Collie Tess in late 2001. I was new to agility and had much to learn. Tess and I competed in the highly competitive 20″ class at the AKC Nationals in 2007 and 2010 and in 16″ Preferred in 2013. During Tess’s career we obtained 2 MACH titles and 1 PACH title. I am now competing at the Masters level in AKC and USDAA Agility with my young Border Collie Tula.
With Tess and Tula we have participated in many seminars around the country. I have taught my “Course Management” class in Muscatine for 4 years. For the past couple years, I have been teaching multiple skill level teams 3 days a week at QCDC in Davenport, IA.
I am geared toward the Feet Forward Methodology, but also use other techniques that I have had success with from the seminars I have attended. Agility is not a “one size fits all”.
Positive reinforcement, connection, cues and commitment are my passion. In every class, I try to instill positivity and encouragement with each team.
We will have working spots for those of you who wish to have Dawn work with your dog and also Audit spots for those of you who wish to come and take notes on her training techniques.