Planned events for 2011:
4-6th March 2011 - 3-day agility seminar
7th March - follow-up agility seminar (for all who have been to my seminars before)
18-22nd April - first agility camp
?? June - 2-day agility seminar
1-7th August - second agility camp
8-14th - third agility camp
And here comes a master plan for the summer camps 🙂 Actually, as there is so much interest that we won't have room for all in August, I decided for another, similar camp in April. For more details, keep reading.
Each day will consist of handling and training part. Handling in the morning to wake you up, working on foundations early afternoon, finishing with some tricks every day.
If you read the description of the three classes I offer in LoLaBuLand: the camp is those three classes in one week.
- Handling part of the camp will be happening on a course. We'll be running different courses, trying to find the best way for each team, searching for the smoothest, fastest, most efficient path, talking about which change to do where, how and why. For this class, the dogs don't necessarily need to know all the obstacles already, but they should be sequencing already.
- In back to basics part of the camp we'll be focusing on training the dogs to understand their job on the obstacles better, trying to improve their understanding, speed and efficiency. All levels are welcome here, we're expecting all from little puppies (who won't be working on real equipment, of course!) to World Team members. There is always room for improvement!
Back to basics topics will be:
Tuesday: cik&cap for perfect turns part I.
Wednesday: always some room left to improve your contacts
Thursday: some games to test your weaves
Friday: in or out, straight or turn, stay or go
Saturday: cik&cap for perfect turns part II.
- Tricks part will be my puppy class in one week. Of course, not only puppies are welcome, tricks teach some very important aspects of agility and are in my opinion the most important part of dog training, so I highly recommend you to take part, as participant or auditor. After all, it's my favourite class to teach! I'll be publishing the video of my current puppy students end of December, just for you to see why I really think you must enter this class! It sure is lots of fun!
The schedule for August camps (1.-7.8. and 8.-14.8.):
(a late start because some people will be arriving that day)
Tuesday to Saturday:
14.30-16.00 back to basics
unofficial part of the week, free to all: hiking in the mountains (IF the weather agrees)
The schedule for April camp (18.-22.4.):
Monday to Friday:
14.30-16.00 back to basics
Prices for August Camp:
380e for all, 160 for auditing
190e for just handling (or 35 per day), 80 for auditing it all
140e for just tricks (or 30 per one class), 70 for auditing it all
110e for just foundations (or 25 per one class), 50 for auditing it all
(The prices of auditing are set based on how much theory there is discussed - that is: some less in handling, the most in tricks).
Prices for April Camp:
310e for all, 130 for auditing
150e for just handling (or 35 per day), 60 for auditing
120e for just tricks (or 30e per one class), 60 for auditing
110e for just foundations (or 25e per one class), 50 for auditing
- To reserve you a spot, you'll be asked to pay 30% in advance. To get it back in case of cancellation, you need to find somebody to take your spot.
- You can create your own week any way you want to suit all your interests: you can take or skip any class you want. You can also book some classes with more dogs, some with just one and some with none.
- Changing dogs between one and another exercise is no additional charge: if you want to work on each course/exercise with two (or more) dogs, then you need to pay for the second dog, but you have 20% discount.
- Bitches in heat are normal and welcome.
- Because of the (stupid) rules, the dogs must be on leashes when not in a fenced area. When we'll go hiking, you can let them free, but on your own responsibility, you might get fined for that (didn't happen to me in 20 years of walking my dogs off leash, BUT you never know - I know I'm taking the risk and you're free to decide on your own). If you dog doesn't leave deer alone, then he sure needs to be on leash.
Entries are now officially open. Please send them to my e-mail and include the following info:
- which camp you want to enter (April, August 1 or August 2) and which classes
- your name, address and for how many years you're in agility
- dog's name, breed, age, level and for how long s/he is in agility (if you'll be changing dogs between classes, list them all)
- do you want to stay in a hotel nearby or you're staying at the place (for a whole week, camping on a place is 20e per a camper, 10e per tent)