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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

Fireworks and Fido

Fireworks can bring OOOO’s and AAAHHH’s from us… but bring terror to our pets.

 

The ASCPA states that one in five pets are scared of loud noises.  The 4thof July, in fact, is the most active holidays for shelter workers because of the number of dogs lost.  More dogs are lost this weekend than any other during the year. Here are a few tips to keep your pet safe:

  • Make sure your pet has a collar properly fitted with current contact information. (Cliffty Animal Supply in Madison, Indiana, can make ID for their collars while you wait)
  • Microchips can provide an extra layer of protection as well. Make sure your pets microchip is working by asking your vet to scan the chip.  The contact information listed with the microchip company needs to kept current also.
  • Have current photo of your pet just in case.
  • Feed pets earlier in the day and walk them on a leash before dark.
  • Do not leave your dog unattended outside.
  • Place pets in crates if they are crate trained and/or an interior room of the house.
  • White noise can help – a tv or radio turned on.
  • Lights on will decease the burst of light that frighten some pets.
  • Leave pets at home during celebrations.
  • Antianxiety vests help some pets, ie Thundershirt.
  • Antianxiety medications are also an option for pets that are extremely sensitive to noise. Seek veterinary recommendations.

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Cats and livestock can be affected by fireworks as well. Make sure livestock fencing is secure and cats have a safe place to hide.  Cats may benefit from some of the same safety precautions as dogs.

Taking precautions with your pets will help ensure their safety allowing you to enjoy the celebrations of July 4th.

Denice Rackley is a freelance writer who is also a RVT, working Border Collie breeder and trainer and livestock producer.

Summer classes start June 4

Hey!  You don’t want your dog to be bored during the longer days of summer, do you?

It’s time to sign up for the next session of Flying Paws Agility Club classes! Whether you are just starting out or working on improving your skills, this is a great time to work with us!

Check out the Classes page now to find a class that works for you!

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

Nationals or Not, Run with Us

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

Run courses inspired by previous Nationals events,

OR

The time is yours, work on anything, or make up your own course.

Flying Paws Agility Club, in Bloomington Indiana is hosting     

Nationals inspired  Run Thrus and everyone is invited

We have 2 dirt rings ready for you to play in.

April 22nd 12-4  Standard and Jumpers

May 26th 12-4 Standard and Jackpot

Set up and check in both days 10:30 to 11:45

$15 for a full day or $5 for a single run

Join us one or both days for some great runs and some great fun.

To register, email us at FPACEvents@gmail.com

Or pay via credit card at our Facebook Shop using one of the links below:

April 22nd Purchase

May 26th Purchase

Address: 6695 N Bottom Road Bloomington, IN 47404

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No food or beverages available at the event

Hit the Dirt for Nationals at Flying Paws Agility Club

To help teams prepare for June Nationals, Flying Paws Agility Club is hosting two “Nationals Inspired” Run Thru events. Each event will have two 80’ x 75’ dirt rings running simultaneously.

Dates April 22nd and May 26th
Time: Runs from 12:00 – 4:00
Setup, Check-in, and walk through 10:30-11:45.
Cost: $15 for full day
$5 for a single run
Courses: April 22nd, will have a Standard course, and a Jumpers course
May 26th will have a Standard course, and a Jackpot course.

Entries are limited, so sign up before the spots are gone.

Join us one, or both days for some great runs, and some great fun!

To preregister and pay via our Facebook “Shop” use one of the links below.

April 22nd Session

May 26th Session

Or preregister via email at FPACEvents@gmail.com and provide the following:
For Brochure Fade
 Session date.
 Your name.
 Your dog’s name.
 Dog’s jump height.

 

 

 

No food or beverages available at the event.

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Is Heading For Cover

LET’S PAW-TY

COME * SIT * STAY * PLAY *

DEMOS * REFRESHMENTS *

PRIZES * TRY-IT * RAFFLE

Bring your dog and help us celebrate our move,

check out our new facility, and give agility a try.

Sunday, March 25th from 2pm to 5pm

Address: 6695 N Bottom Rd Bloomington 47404

General directions:

* From Ellettsville:  Maple Grove Rd east to tee at Bottom Rd.  Turn left, barn about 3 miles on the left.
* From North:  Hwy 37 S to Sample Rd exit west (right).  Turn left on Simpson Chapel Rd, to tee at Bottom Rd.  Turn right on Bottom Rd.  Barn about 1 mile on left.
* From South:  Hwy 37 N to 45/46 East exit.  Left at first stoplight, onto Kinser Pike, crosses over 37 and turns into Bottom Rd.  Barn about 4 miles past 37 on left.