When: 09/04/2019 9:00am to 09/04/2019 4:30pm
Where: Camp Westmont
|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||6.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||0.00|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||0.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
Second Dog Sensational with Jill Marie O'Brien Building a solid relationship with our canine partner is a key element in developing a successful search team. Many of us are lucky enough to have more than one partner to enjoy navigating the world of scent. But with it comes challenges that can impact the full potential for each team. One of the challenges for multiple dog handlers is making a smooth transition from one dog to another. It starts with careful attention to each dog’s training program. Does each dog get the learning she/he needs or does the “second” dog just do what the first dog’s program requires? Building an independent relationship with each individual dog can be the difference between frustration and success; working and meeting that dog where they are can build the necessary trust for creating a satisfying partnership. Understanding the unique nuances of each dog instead of trying to have one dog perform like another can facilitate a solid relationship and enhance team performance. This intimate day-long session will focus on deepening the understanding and connection with the “secondary” dog. Instruction will be customized for each team and exercises will be designed to illuminate areas of opportunity in which each handler can identify what works best for the dog at the end of the leash. Jill Marie’s goal will be to help handlers create search and handling strategies that supports long-term success. This unique day is for the second (non-working) dog that is coming to Camp that has been patiently waiting for his/her turn to shine. Semi-retired dogs that are now the “second dog” are also welcome. Advanced Handling for the Environment with Amy Herot The search environment dictates the way in which a dog and handler team will work together. This is an interactive workshop to work on analysis, strategy, equipment choice, reinforcement schedules and the application in a variety of search scenarios. Teams will examine pre-search choices versus the on the fly adaptations based on conditions. Review of search areas and understanding how and why you may employ particular strategies and/or equipment will be a significant part of the exercises for the humans. Teams will then have the opportunity to run some of the searches so we can compare the variations in environmental change, breed style and experience. Through group discussion, walk-throughs and demos, we will look at a range of search areas and situations. The searches will be customized to the experience level of the teams. The limited total group size (12 working teams and 3 audit spots) will allow for an intensive more focused opportunity to see and participate in a variety of searches.
Sponsor:Dogs of Course
Speaker(s):Amy Herot, CPDT-KA, Jill Marie O'Brien, CPDT-KA
Contact: Dana Crevling
81 Spruce Lake Drive, Route 370
Poyntelle, PA 18454