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The DVD includes: Arleigh Reynolds “Beyond Basic Nutrition: Feeding for Optimum Performance” Arleigh Reynolds, veterinary nutritionist and 2013 North American Champion sprint dog musher, discusses nutrition and conditioning with emphasis on the sled dog. He highlights the role of probiotics and nutritional supplements in maintaining optimal performance. Lee Morgan “Veterinary Medicine on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race” The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a 1049 mile epic race across the frontiers of Alaska that began in 1972. Each year approximately 60-75 teams of 16 dogs each participate in the event. Sled dogs face a variety of medical challenges arising from the rigors of the race. This presentation includes a history of the race and the unique medical and physiological problems a veterinarian faces in treating the canine athletes of this event. Clark Pappas, Lukas Franck & Rob Lukason “Matching Dog to Handler” Rob Lukason-Customs & Border Protection, Clark Pappas-Canine Companions for Independence and Lukas Franck-The Seeing Eye offer three distinctive prospectives on pairing handler and canine. Each program has unique selection criteria and team demands, giving trainers insight that can be applied to their own program. Parvene Farhoody & Bob Bailey “Behavior Analysis: The Science Behind the Training” Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody introduce trainers of all disciplines to the concept of systematic dog training, using applied behavior analysis. They discuss how to utilize a scientifically based evaluation of a training session to increase efficiency. Bob and Parvene also share their techniques for using a mechanized training philosophy which allows them to construct a training program that will drive dogs to a higher level of performance. Also included in this 2 part DVD is: Nancy Reyes “Relationship Assessment Tool (RAT)” Annette Johansson “Detection Dogs: A New Tool for Forest Protection”

Sponsor: Tawzer Dog LLC

Speaker(s): Arleigh Reynolds, Lee Morgan, Nancy Reyes, Annette Johansson, Clark Pappas, Lukas Franck,

Contact: Debra Staten
 Phone: 208-639-1321