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Dry Land Water Workshop

April 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dry Land Water Workshop

Workshop and Individual Training Sessions

The dry land water workshops and individual training sessions are focused on the skills needed for PWDCA water trial competitions. The workshop on Saturday, April 15, is geared toward the beginning title levels training good foundation skills, while the Sunday, April 16, workshop is focused on more advance skills for higher titling levels.

The workshops and training sessions are open to both members and non-members. Discounted entry fees are available to club members.

Dates: April 14 – 16, 2017

Healthy non-aggressive dogs over six months old may participate. Dogs must be comfortable waiting in a crate for their turn to play. To better indulge and appreciate the learning relationship, please limit yourself to one dog per handler for each session.

The individual training sessions and workshops will be taught by Lauren McDermott, a trainer, educator and water trial judge.

About the Instructor

Lauren has been training PWDs for water work since 1993. She has earned the CWDX with five Portuguese Water Dogs, and a Courier title with one more. She has offered water workshops around the country using positive reinforcement training methods. As a water trial judge for over 11 years, she has had a “front row seat” watching many hundreds of successful and nearly successful performances.

April 14, 2017 – Individual Training Sessions

Friday individual training sessions will focus on the personal training objectives of each participant. Each session is 45 minutes of one-on-one training. The Friday schedule for these sessions will be organized as a progression of skills based on the requested topics, in order to group teams with similar areas of interest and problems. Sessions will progress roughly during the day from basic skills through more advanced training.

  • Limited to 8 individual sessions.
  • $40 for PNWPWDC members, $50 for non-members

April 15, 2017 – Junior / Apprentice Workshop – Wait List Only

Saturday workshop will be primarily geared towards training good foundation skills and is directed towards Junior/Apprentice level competition. The Saturday session is also appropriate for more advanced teams that would like to strengthen and refine their foundation work.

  • Wait List only for working team. Contact Kimberley Hart to be added to the Wait List.
  • $115 for PNWPWDC members, $130 for non-members

April 16, 2017 – Working / Courier Workshop

Sunday workshop will focus on more advanced skills at the Working/Courier level. This session is appropriate for those teams who wish to trial at higher titling levels and have fairly solid basic skills.

  • Limited to 10 working teams
  • $115 for PNWPWDC members, $130 for non-members


Unlimited auditors are welcome all three days. Workshop days will be rewarding for auditors at all levels. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Workshop participants are invited and encouraged to audit the other session at no additional charge. Friday auditors are day-of registration only.

  • $25/per day for PNWPWDC members, $35/per day for non-members


The dry land water training and workshop will be held in Port Orchard, WA.

To learn more about what to bring, places to stay, lunch options, and more, download the workshop information packet.

Download and complete the registration form electronically, print, and mail with payment to the address shown on the form.

Registration closes Saturday, April 1, 2017.

For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Kimberley Hart.


April 14, 2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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