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:
Email form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Judi at Thursday, February 23, 2012