Flying Paws Agility Presents ~ Karen Lechner ~ Drills, Skills & Thrills

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Drills, Skills & Thrills!

Saturday, October 2nd and

Sunday, October 3rd, 9 am to 5 pm

Agility veteran Karen Lechner (Pawz4Success) loves teaching her students to be fair, clear, and consistent in training. The result is her students create confident dogs and handler teams that love the sport, performing with speed and accuracy!  With Karen’s instruction you will learn the techniques needed to be a successful handler.

Working spots limited to 10 per day; Auditing spots unlimited

Day One: Drills, Skills and Thrills
Day Two: Mastering Courses
Cost:  $200 per day working spot – Auditing spot $75 per day
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com
Location: Flying Paws Agility Club, 6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404

DAY ONE:  Drills, Skills and Thrills
Session will focus on Serpentines, Threadles, Backsides and more.  Improve your handling techniques, and your dog’s understanding.

Prerequisites: Dog must be at least 15 months old, and proficient on all obstacles, with full sequencing experience.

DAY TWO:  Mastering Courses
Day two will put your skills to the test.  This session is aimed at addressing key handling skills and choices needed by teams of all levels.  If you attend day one, this will build on what you learned and help put it into practice.  Teams will be provided detailed feedback for improving their handling, with emphasis placed on clearer and faster handling execution.

Prerequisites: Dog must be at least 15 months old, and proficient on all obstacles, with full sequencing experience.

About Karen
In 1996, it all began for Karen. It was at that time that she purchased her first Labrador retriever, Cody.  She started agility “just for fun”.  After a few years she proudly became the sixth person in the country to earn a Master Agility Championship (MACH).

Since then, Karen has earned many placements and titles in both agility and obedience with several of her dogs; earning both obedience championships (OTCH) as well as agility championships (MACH). Karen currently competes in agility with her amazing partner Tag.

MACH SHR Rhumbline’s High Grade MXG MJS JH “Grady”
In 2011 Karen and Grady qualified to try out for and attended the AKC World Team tryouts in Minnesota, where they had some beautiful runs!  In an arena full of border collies, Grady stood out, being the only Labrador to try out in the large dog division.

OTCH MACH3 SHR Rhumbline’s Pepsi With A Twist UDX11 OGM MXG MJG XF “Pepsi”
In 2012 Karen’s other Labrador, Pepsi, became the first female black lab in the United States to earn both her Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) and Master Agility Championship (MACH). Karen and Pepsi have had the honor of being invited and attended three National Obedience Championship (NOC) events around the country.

MACH4 SHR Rhumbline’s Catch Me If U Can CDX GN JH MXB2 PDS MJB2 PJD MXF T2B2 WC “Tag”
Tag is currently Karen’s agility partner; earning multiple MACH’s and proving to be a fierce competitor. He has qualified and competed in 3 consecutive Westminster Kennel Club events, earning a spot in the 2020 finals.  In addition, he continues to be a “Top 25 Labrador“, receiving two consecutive invites to the prestigious AKC Invitational and is currently ranked as the 4th Labrador in the country.

Event Hosted by:
Flying Paws Agility Club
6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Website:  flyingpawsagility.com
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com

Flying Paws Agility Presents ~ Karen Lechner ~ Drills, Skills & Thrills

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Drills, Skills & Thrills!

Saturday, October 2nd and

Sunday, October 3rd, 9 am to 5 pm

Agility veteran Karen Lechner (Pawz4Success) loves teaching her students to be fair, clear, and consistent in training. The result is her students create confident dogs and handler teams that love the sport, performing with speed and accuracy!  With Karen’s instruction you will learn the techniques needed to be a successful handler.

Working spots limited to 10 per day; Auditing spots unlimited

Day One: Drills, Skills and Thrills
Day Two: Mastering Courses
Cost:  $200 per day working spot – Auditing spot $75 per day
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com
Location: Flying Paws Agility Club, 6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404

DAY ONE:  Drills, Skills and Thrills
Session will focus on Serpentines, Threadles, Backsides and more.  Improve your handling techniques, and your dog’s understanding.

Prerequisites: Dog must be at least 15 months old, and proficient on all obstacles, with full sequencing experience.

DAY TWO:  Mastering Courses
Day two will put your skills to the test.  This session is aimed at addressing key handling skills and choices needed by teams of all levels.  If you attend day one, this will build on what you learned and help put it into practice.  Teams will be provided detailed feedback for improving their handling, with emphasis placed on clearer and faster handling execution.

Prerequisites: Dog must be at least 15 months old, and proficient on all obstacles, with full sequencing experience.

About Karen
In 1996, it all began for Karen. It was at that time that she purchased her first Labrador retriever, Cody.  She started agility “just for fun”.  After a few years she proudly became the sixth person in the country to earn a Master Agility Championship (MACH).

Since then, Karen has earned many placements and titles in both agility and obedience with several of her dogs; earning both obedience championships (OTCH) as well as agility championships (MACH). Karen currently competes in agility with her amazing partner Tag.

MACH SHR Rhumbline’s High Grade MXG MJS JH “Grady”
In 2011 Karen and Grady qualified to try out for and attended the AKC World Team tryouts in Minnesota, where they had some beautiful runs!  In an arena full of border collies, Grady stood out, being the only Labrador to try out in the large dog division.

OTCH MACH3 SHR Rhumbline’s Pepsi With A Twist UDX11 OGM MXG MJG XF “Pepsi”
In 2012 Karen’s other Labrador, Pepsi, became the first female black lab in the United States to earn both her Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) and Master Agility Championship (MACH). Karen and Pepsi have had the honor of being invited and attended three National Obedience Championship (NOC) events around the country.

MACH4 SHR Rhumbline’s Catch Me If U Can CDX GN JH MXB2 PDS MJB2 PJD MXF T2B2 WC “Tag”
Tag is currently Karen’s agility partner; earning multiple MACH’s and proving to be a fierce competitor.  He has qualified and competed in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Westminster Kennel Club event (making it to the finals in 2018 and 2020).  In addition, he continues to be a “Top 25 Labrador” earning him 2 consecutive invites to the prestigious AKC Invitational.

Event Hosted by:
Flying Paws Agility Club
6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Website:  flyingpawsagility.com
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com

Flying Paws Agility Presents ~ Behavioral Wellness with Samantha Parsons

 

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Jump start your agility training by building a better relationship with your dog through behavioral wellness.

Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th, 9 am to 5 pm

Samantha Parsons is a dog trainer and dog agility enthusiast. Sam’s goal is to develop teamwork between the dog and handler through clear communication and positive experiences.  Sam leads with compassion and empathy in her work.

Working spots limited to 10 per day.

Cost:  $155 Per day working spot
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com
Location: Flying Paws Agility Club, 6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404

Day One:  Dog Training Necessities:

  • Behavioral wellness
  • Reinforcement strategies for clear communication
  • 4 steps necessary prior to work
  • Consent/ability to opt into work
  • Planning for a solid work/training session
  • Stationing/stand by cue

Day Two:  Implementation of Necessities into agility training

  • Reinforcement strategy refresher
  • 4 steps necessary prior to work
  • Planning for the session
  • Problem solving with working teams (working teams will provide Samantha with the background on a “problem” they are experiencing, and we will develop a plan for each team)

This seminar will be more of a lecture format than the typical handling seminars.  Following the lecture for each topic, working teams will be given time to practice what was covered in the lecture.

Note:  Since day two builds on day one, registration priority will be given to those registering for both days.

About Samantha (Sam)

Samantha Parsons is a dog trainer and dog agility enthusiast. Sam’s goal is to develop teamwork between the dog and handler through clear communication and positive experiences, and leads with compassion and empathy in her work.

Her credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of animal science, as well as over a decade in the sport of dog agility and dog training.

Some noteworthy accomplishments include:

  • Qualifying for AKC national agility championships from 2012-2021 with three different dogs. In 2019, she was able to place 2nd place at AKC national agility championships in the preferred 12” class with her border collie Trio.
  • She has completed personalized coaching with Sarah Stremming to improve her problem-solving skills with performance dogs.
  • Currently, Sam is training and trialing a rescue, border collie mix named Mucho. In addition, she is training a young border collie, Zippo, for the sport of dog agility.

Event Hosted by:
Flying Paws Agility Club
6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Website:  flyingpawsagility.com
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com

Flying Paws Agility Presents ~ Karen Lechner ~ Let’s “Handle” It

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Let’s “Handle” It!

Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 9 am to 5 pm

Agility veteran Karen Lechner (Pawz4Success) loves teaching her students to be fair, clear, and consistent in training. The result is her students create confident dogs and handler teams that love the sport, performing with speed and accuracy!  With Karen’s instruction you will learn the techniques needed to be a successful handler.

Working spots limited to 11 per day; Auditing spots unlimited

Day One: Mind your P’s and Q’s
Day Two: “Handle” your Teammate
Cost:  $160 Per day working spot – Auditing spot $45 Per Day
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com
Location: Flying Paws Agility Club, 6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404

DAY ONE:   Mind your P’s and Q’s
Session will focus on the understanding of the P’s and Q’s of agility.

P’s: (path and position)
-Maximizing the use of the PATH of your dog
-Understanding and perfecting your POSITION

Q’s: (OK, it’s really C’s but that doesn’t have the same ring to it)
-Utilizing your body, motion and timing to CUE your dog
-Learning how to obtain COMMITMENT and go

Prerequisites:  Dog must be at least one year old, competent on all obstacles with sequencing experience.

DAY TWO:  “Handle” Your Teammate
This session focuses on “handling” the dog that you have.

-Incorporating more complex and challenging handling sequences
-Making the best handling choices for your team
-Mastering your handling skills
-Learning the importance of correct placement of reward

Prerequisites:  Dog must be at least fifteen months old, proficient on all obstacles with full sequencing experience.

About Karen
It all began for Karen in 1996. It was at that time that she purchased her first Labrador retriever, Cody. She had started agility “just for fun”. After a few years she proudly became the sixth person in the country to earn a Master Agility Championship (MACH).

Since then, Karen has earned many placements and titles in both agility and obedience with several of her dogs; earning both obedience championships (OTCH) as well as agility championships (MACH). Karen currently competes in agility with her two labs Pepsi and her newest addition Tag, who is truly giving Karen a run for her money!

MACH SHR Rhumbline’s High Grade MXG MJS JH “Grady”
In 2011 Karen and Grady qualified to try out for and attended the AKC World Team tryouts in Minnesota, where they had some beautiful runs!  In an arena full of border collies, Grady stood out, being the only Labrador to try out in the large dog division.

OTCH MACH3 SHR Rhumbline’s Pepsi With A Twist UDX11 OGM MXG MJG XF “Pepsi”
In 2012 Karen’s other Labrador, Pepsi, became the first female black lab in the United States to earn both her Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) and Master Agility Championship (MACH). Karen and Pepsi have had the honor of being invited and attended three National Obedience Championship (NOC) events around the country.

MACH SHR Rhumbline’s Catch Me If U Can CDX GN MXS MXJ MXF WC T2B JH “Tag”
Tag is currently Karen‘s youngest teammate; only three years old he already has a list of accomplishments to his name. In addition, he has qualified and competed in the 2018 and 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Agility event, is a “Top 25 Labrador” for 2019 and he has qualified for the 2020 AKC National being held in Perry Georgia.

Event Hosted by:
Flying Paws Agility Club
6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Website:  flyingpawsagility.com
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com

Prepare for CPE Nationals, or Run for Fun

Flying Paws Agility Club, is excited to host a

CPE Nationals inspired Run Thru

again this year, and everyone is invited

May 4th 12:00 – 4:00

Don’t have enough Q’s for CPE Nationals?  With us, it doesn’t matter.

Practice for CPE Nationals by running courses inspired by previous Nationals events,        OR the time is yours, work all, or parts of the course, make up your own course, or work on a specific skill, in a somewhat trial-like environment.

Last year’s attendees had a great time, and we expect the same this year.

We have 2 dirt rings ready for you to dig into.

Standard with embedded Traditional Jackpot and Jumpers

Set up and check-in from 11:00 to 11:45

First run at 12:00

$15 for a full day (per dog) or $5 for a single run

To register and pay by check, or if you have questions, email us at FPACEvents@gmail.com

Or go to our Facebook Shop and pay with a credit card using the link below:

Address: 6695 N Bottom Road Bloomington, IN 47404

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No food or beverages available at the event

 

One Mind Dog Seminar – with Ali Yaden-Schwartz

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Saturday, April 27th and

Sunday, April 28th, 9 am to 5 pm

Join us as Ali does one of her favorite things, which is teaching handlers how to communicate with their dogs in a way the dogs naturally understand the course.

The seminar is Level I, One Mind Dog Training

Working spots limited to 8 per day (wait list only); Auditing spots unlimited

Cost:  $135 Per day working spot – Auditing spot $50 Per Day
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com

Location: Flying Paws Agility Club, 6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404

DAY ONE:   Skills which will be taught:  Front Cross, Rear Cross, Blind Cross, and False Turn.  Prerequisites:  Dog must be at least one year old, with sequencing experience.

DAY TWO:   Skills which will be taught: Backside Send, Reverse Spin, Whiskey Cross, and Lateral Push.  The key learning is doing all your handling from the dog’s perspective–a very eye-opening experience for most.  Prerequisites:  Dog must be at least one year old, with sequencing experience.

About Ali

Ali’s passion as a handler and trainer is to learn as much as possible to help herself better communicate with her dog on course. She strives to do her best to bridge the “language barrier” between dog and human in training, and to learn how to communicate to her dog in the simplest and most natural way.

Ali holds critical thinking as one of her main strengths as a trainer. She analyzes and troubleshoots.  If a handler has a miscommunication with her dog on course, Allison is able to step back and help the handler analyze what the body language conveyed and how to change it to strengthen the dog’s understanding.

“I never feel it is possible to know ‘enough’. I do my best to constantly expand upon what I know and grow to be the best teammate possible for my dog and to help others grow with their dogs.”

Ali is an upbeat and positive instructor. She does her best to foster both the dog’s and handler’s enthusiasm and confidence on course. She loves to help her students set individualized goals and guide them to reach those goals. “I try to really invest myself in helping each one of my students be the best teammate they can possibly be.”

One of Ali’s favorite things to teach her students is how to communicate with their dogs in a way their dog naturally understands on course. She loves to teach handling techniques, as she feels it’s an area where one can really illustrate through the elements and 3Cs (One Mind Dog techniques) how to speak your dog’s language.

Ali, an instructor at Pawsitive Partners, currently has Border Collies Syke and Trek who compete in USDAA and AKC agility.  Syke has qualified for Nationals in USDAA.  Early in her agility career she trained a sheltie mix, a beagle and a Chihuahua mix.  To Ali, helping all teams achieve excellent communication is the biggest reward.

Event Hosted by:
Flying Paws Agility Club
6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Website:  flyingpawsagility.com
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com

Flying Paws Agility Presents ~ Karen Lechner, Cueing for the Q

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How do top competitors make runs look so effortless?
Learn the cues and tips to help YOU
achieve those results

Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September, 23rd, 9 am to 5 pm

Agility veteran Karen Lechner (Pawz4Success) loves teaching her students to be fair, clear, and consistent in training. The result is her students create confident dogs and handler teams that love the sport, performing with speed and accuracy!  With Karen’s instruction you will learn the techniques needed to be a successful handler.

Working spots limited to 10 per day; Auditing spots unlimited

Day One:  Novice/Open/Level 1-3
Day Two:  Masters/Excellent/Level 4-5C
Cost:  $160 Per day working spot – Auditing spot $45 Per Day
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com
Location: Flying Paws Agility Club, 6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404

DAY ONE:  The morning session will consist of interpreting and understanding a course map, planning your turns and executing your plan.  Emphasis will be placed on when and how to accurately cue your dog clearly and timely in order for them to navigate smoothly through the course.  The afternoon session combines newly learned handling skills and techniques into more complex sequences.  Emphasis will be placed on timing, proper cueing, body language, motion, and drawing your dog’s path. Analysis will be provided giving the best possible handler choices for each team member.  Prerequisites:  Dog must be at least one year old, competent on all obstacles with sequencing experience.

DAY TWO:  Take it up a notch. The morning  session will emphasize advanced handling cues and techniques, setting the path for early commitment, enabling handler to get downstream sooner to cue the next obstacle.  Each team will learn what works best for them through a variety of handling sequences and analysis.  The afternoon session will focus on discrimination. Gain a better understanding of a variety of techniques including; verbal cues, path setting, motion and body language.  Emphasis will be placed on providing information timely and effectively to guide your dog to the correct obstacle choice.  Prerequisites:  Dog must be at least fifteen months old, proficient on all obstacles with full sequencing experience.

About Karen
It all began for Karen in 1996. It was at that time that she purchased her first Labrador retriever, Cody. She had started agility “just for fun”.  After a few years she proudly became the sixth person in the country to earn a Master Agility Championship (MACH).

Since then, Karen has earned many placements and titles in both agility and obedience with several of her dogs; earning both obedience championships (OTCH) as well as agility championships (MACH).  Karen currently competes in both obedience and agility with her two labs Pepsi and her newest addition Tag, who is truly giving Karen a run for her money!

MACH SHR Rhumbline’s High Grade MXG MJS JH “Grady”
In 2011 Karen and Grady qualified to try out for and attended the AKC World Team tryouts in Minnesota, where they had some beautiful runs!  In an arena full of border collies, Grady stood out, being the only Labrador to try out in the large dog division.

OTCH MACH3 SHR Rhumbline’s Pepsi With A Twist UDX11 OGM MXG MJG XF “Pepsi”
In 2012 Karen’s other Labrador, Pepsi, became the first female black lab in the United States to earn both her Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) and Master Agility Championship (MACH).  Karen and Pepsi have had the honor of being invited and attended three National Obedience Championship (NOC) events around the country.

Rhumbline’s Catch Me If U Can CD GN MXB MXJ XF WC “Tag”
Tag is currently Karen‘s youngest teammate; only two years old he already has a list of accomplishments to his name.  In addition, he has qualified and competed in the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Agility event and he is currently close to completing his MACH.

Event Hosted by:
Flying Paws Agility Club
6695 N Bottom Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Website:  flyingpawsagility.com
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@gmail.com

Prepare for June Nationals, or Run for Fun

 

Flying Paws Agility Club, in Bloomington Indiana, is hosting their second Nationals inspired Run Thru and everyone is invited

May 26th 12:00 – 4:00

Don’t have enough Q’s for Nationals?  With us, it doesn’t matter.

Practice for Nationals by running courses inspired by previous Nationals events,        OR the time is yours, work on anything, or make up your own course.

The first session attendees had a great time, and you will too.

We have 2 dirt rings ready for you to dig into.

Standard and Traditional Jackpot

Set up and check-in from 10:45 to 11:45

$15 for a full day (per dog) or $5 for a single run

To register and pay by check, or if you have questions, email us at FPACEvents@gmail.com

Or go to our Facebook Shop and pay with a credit card using the link below:

May 26th Purchase

Address: 6695 N Bottom Road Bloomington, IN 47404

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No food or beverages available at the event