Title: Structure in Action Workshop by Pat Hastings
When: 07/21/2013 at 09:00 to 07/21/2013 at 17:00
Where: DogStar Activity Center
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STRUCTURE IN ACTION is a one-day workshop. It combines Pat Hastings’ Puppy Puzzle Presentation, as well as Hastings’ discussion of the value of structurally evaluating adult dogs that are being considered for a breeding program, working trials or performance competition. Dr. Linda S. Rogers of Integrative Animal Health Center in Bolton, MA will share her perspective on how to reduce the risk of structural injuries in working and performance dogs. Dogs will do most anything we ask of them. The question is: Do we want to ask them to do things that they are structurally incapable of doing? Is that what we really want to do to our most steadfast companions? The more we learn about canine structure, the more we understand what is reasonable to ask given their physical strengths and weaknesses. AGENDA: – How to evaluate the structural quality of puppies — one litter of puppies needed. Must be born between May 18 and June 1. If selected by Ms. Hastings, you will receive FREE seminar. Contact Event Coordinator if you would like your litter considered. – The basics of canine structure – The weakest links – How to evaluate the structural quality of your adult dog – What your dog can do and should not be doing – Dr. Rogers’ ideas on how to strengthen structure and reduce the risk of injury – Questions and hands-on work with about 10 selected dogs that have had issues. If you want your dog considered, include the requested information on the registration form. “First come/first served” in this area—you will be notified at least a week before the seminar if your dog is selected.
Sponsor: DogStar Activity Center
Speaker(s): Pat Hastings Dr. Linda S. Rogers