Seminars with Barb Davis

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Barb Davis has won 9 national agility championships in 3 different venues with 5 different dogs and has been a world team member 10 times. Most recently she traveled to The Netherlands in April of 2019 with the IFCS team and competed with her border collie Flex, who placed  4th in the All Around Individual. Also, Flex was Steeplechase and Biathlon Champion at Cynosports in 2018.Other recent successes include her sheltie Skecher winning the Master Challenge Agility Cup over all heights in August 2018 and Skecher was also a part of the European Open competing in Austria in July 2018. She has earned 7 ADCH and 49 MACH titles over the years.

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We know seminars can be costly. That's why we offer the option to pay half now as a deposit, and pay the rest later! You will receive this option upon registration. 

Seminar topics! 

Crosses and Curves

Novice/Intermediate level

Friday, September 24th, 8 am - 12 pm

1/6 working spots available

4/4 audit spots available

$155 per working spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

$60 per audit spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

In this seminar participants will work on ideas for keeping their dog’s motivated and happy. Attention will be given to smoothing out the handler’s crosses and keeping connection with the dog while performing them. Techniques of crosses will be discussed and practiced. Equipment limited to jumps and tunnels.
 

Tunnel Discriminations, Contact/tunnel Discriminations, & line setting

Novice/Intermediate level

Friday, September 24th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

**working spots full - email kraftyk9dogsports@gmail.com to get on the wait list**

4/4 audit spots available

$155 per working spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

$60 per audit spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

Detailed information will be given for the handling of discriminations and dealing with the different approaches and varied distances that occur when on course. Instruction will be individualized for each team and discussions about how to build this skill throughout the dog’s careers. Dogs should be familiar with all agility obstacles, but not necessarily proficient.
 

The Human Arrow & The Supportive Front Cross

Masters Level

Saturday, September 25th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3/6 working spots available

3/4 audit spots available

$155 per working spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

$60 per audit spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

The H.A. is helpful for multiple reasons: Helps keeps a strong handler/dog connection, helps hold the dog on the desired line, decrease bar knocking, smooths out serpentines. The Supportive Front Cross is a technique that helps the handler obtain more distance in front crosses, as it helps both keep the dog on the jump and aids the dog’s understanding of the turn, so he is not as likely to drop bars. S.F.C incorporates the H.A. technique to more clearly convey to the dog exactly where to run at the end of the front cross.

After the Backside

Masters Level

Saturday, September 25th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

**working spots full - email kraftyk9dogsports@gmail.com to get on the wait list**

3/4 audit spots available

$155 per working spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

$60 per audit spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

Discussion on how to train and handle for more distance on sends to backside jumps will be presented and participants will try these techniques. Then, several different techniques that happen after the dog is sent to the backside will be presented, practiced and then incorporated into various sequences which will build into utilizing various backside moves in a long sequence.

International Coursework

Masters Level

Sunday, September 26th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3/6 working spots available

3/4 audit spots available

$155 per working spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

$60 per audit spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

This workshop is a continuation of the previous one, “After the Backside”, incorporating techniques built from the day before. Coursework will include various backside moves, including the German turn, and Push-through threadles. Courses will have other higher-level challenges as well. After walking the course Barb will discuss what handling options are useful in various sequences as well as discuss creating a dog path that keeps the dog running smooth and minimizing off courses. Also, options will be presented for less speedy handlers. Handlers are encouraged but not required to sign up for the Saturday afternoon course as well as this one. A brief recap will be given when referring to Saturday afternoons skills.

Lines and Landings

Masters Level

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3/6 working spots available

3/4 audit spots available

$155 per working spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

$60 per audit spot ($10 discount for current KK9 students)

Effecting the Dogs Landing, to Maximize Course Flow: If a dog lands a jump headed towards the next obstacle they are more likely to stay on a smooth course, and avoid off-courses, AND a big bonus! Many dogs speed up because of gaining confidence, knowing where they are going sooner! Barb will work with participants to smooth out their crosses to help achieve accurate landing direction, as well as how to use their running path to set lines to achieve this same goal.