Connemara's Drummer Boy, CD, CGN, RE, USA RN, HI, SdS, SHDMX,

Connemara's Drummer Boy, CD, CGN, RE, USA RN, HI, SdS, SHDMX,
Little Dog..... Big Attitude

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Sunday, April 29th, 2012 
Presented by the Southern Alberta Working/Herding Association
Draft Dog Work from A to Z
Held at Shadowbar Shepherds, west of Lundbreck, Alberta, this workshop will give participants a chance to learn how to train their dogs to a DD title.
9:30 a.m. Theory....... time to grab a coffee and get your notebooks out.        
This part of the workshop is an introduction and overview of the  3 parts of the DD test. A refresher for those who already have a DD dog.
10:15 a.m.    A look at the equipment used for Draft work; what works and what doesn’t and why.  Hands on practice harnessing and hitching seasoned dogs, and 
adapting harnesses to fit.   Bring your cameras. 
11:15 a.m.   Information on how the various exercises can be taught from puppyhood.
        Time to practice with some beginning exercises with young dogs.
Noon:   Lunch break .... lunch provided
12:30   Field work...... Test time/practice time for dogs that already have some cart   experience.  A great opportunity to get advice for improving performance.
Although we will be based in a heated facility, much of the practical work will take place outdoors so participants should wear appropriate clothing and footgear. This is, after all, Alberta.     
Registration fee:  $20.00 for 2012 members of SAWHDA
                  $25.00 for non-members of SAWHDA
Participant’s Name: SAWHDA member __
Address & phone no.: 
Dog’s name and age:
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