March 3 & 4, 2018
Obedience Seminar with Margaret Simek (One Happy Dog).
Companion Dog Club will again be hosting a two-day seminar by Margaret Simek which will focus on engagement (useful in all dog sports) and training for all levels of competitive obedience.
Margaret is well-known and widely respected among dog sports enthusiasts and professional trainers. Margaret’s One Happy Dog trainer seminars and sports camps, and online classes for trainers sell out on a regular basis. Margaret has achieved titles in obedience, hunting, tracking, and Nosework, mostly with non-traditional breeds (American Staffordshire Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Brittany Spaniel, Australian Shepherd, Min. Schnauzer). She also uses only positive methods—by stressing efficiency and clarity in training, employing strategies that give the dog the most freedom of choice so that they truly learn. Margaret avoids nagging, “popping,” and scaring dogs, as these methods slow the learning process and get in the way of a well-functioning dog-and-human team.
Working spots will be limited to 7 dogs per day. The cost for a working spot is $150 for 1 day (and an additional $25 if you would like to audit the other day), $250 for the entire weekend, $75 to audit one day, and $125 to audit both days. The schedule breakdown is: Saturday morning, Engagement; Saturday afternoon, Novice exercises and problem solving; Open/Utility exercises and problem solving on Sunday. If you would like to audit just Engagement, the cost would be $45.
Please contact Kris Woodke as soon as possible if you would like to secure either an auditing or working spot, or mail in the bottom portion of the Margaret Simek Flyer with your check to the address listed in the flyer.