Agility Seminars with Dudley Shumate

Dudley Shumate has been loving and training dogs of various breeds—including Cocker Spaniels, Standard Poodles, Border Collies, and most recently two All-Americans—for over 25 years. While enjoying competitive success in obedience, tracking, and herding, agility is their forte. Dudley and her pups have earned 128 top placements regionally, nationally, and internationally, 39 of them first places, including eight national championships. Before dogs, Dudley was an avid horse trainer and three-day event competitor. She lives on a farm in North Carolina, doing yoga and hiking when she isn’t trialing or teaching seminars.

Payment, Deposit and Refund Information

  • A deposit of 25% of the seminar is required to hold your spot. 

  • Full payment for the seminar is due by the hard closing date of the seminar. 

  • A cancellation fee of $10 will be applied if cancelling between the soft closing date and the hard closing date. 

  • A full refund will be given any time before the soft closing date.

  • NO REFUNDS will be given after the hard closing date. 

  • Refunds are completely up to the discretion of the seminar host - in certain cases of illness, death, acts of God, etc. full or partial refunds may be given on the day of the seminar in form of account credit, cash, PayPal, etc.  

  • We will allow payments to be made in small increments up to the hard closing date. 

  • Spots may be sold/given to friends if a participant cannot come and the payment will be the responsibility of the original participant.

Soft closing date: August 15th

Hard closing date: September 15th


Two seminar discount! Register for any two seminars and receive $25 off your total registration! **working spots only - half and full day workshops - discount given after registration is submitted**

AUDIT DEAL! Sign up for an audit spot in addition to a working spot and receive 30% off the audit spot! 

International Handling Skills
Friday, September 23rd, 9 am - 5 pm **1 hour  break with lunch included**
**working spots full - email for waitlist**
4/4 audit spots available

$275 per team 

$75 per audit spot

We will be working on international level sequencing and handling! This will be a super fun seminar focusing on fine tuning those skills needed for the premiere class in AKC as well as UKI and USDAA upper level competitions! Teams should have a strong foundation in jump work and knowledge/experience with international skills (such as backside slices/wraps, threadles, wraps, etc.). We will be completing coursework with jumps, tunnels and weaves. 

Masters Handling Skills
Saturday, September 24th, 9 am - 5 pm **1 hour  break with lunch included**
1/8 working spots available
4/4 audit spots available

$275 per team 

$75 per audit spot

Using tunnels, weaves and jumps, teams will navigate through masters level coursework often seen in upper levels of agility. Handlers will discuss the best options for their dog on upper level courses! Dogs and handlers should be training or showing at the masters level. 

Novice/Beginner Sequencing
Sunday, September 25th, 9 am - 12:30 pm
**working spots full - email for waitlist**
1/5 audit spots available

$150 per team 

$45 per audit spot

This half day workshop is perfect for young dogs who are currently training and showing at the novice and starters levels of agility. Teams will be presented with sequences that will build confidence but will also challenge their skills so they can be prepared for the higher levels of coursework. Jumps and tunnels will be used for this seminar. 

Intermediate Sequencing
Sunday, September 25th, 1:30 - 5:00 pm
**working spots full - email for waitlist**
3/5 audit spots available

$150 per team

$45 per audit spot

This half day workshop is perfect for dogs who are currently training or showing at the open and intermediate levels of agility. Teams should be a little past novice, but not quite experienced enough for masters coursework.  Dogs and handlers will be presented with different challenges to be sure they are using the best handling choices for them and their dog! Jumps and tunnels will be used for this seminar.