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Summer Water Workshop
July 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Judy Murray, Presenter
Healthy non-aggressive dogs over six months old who have demonstrated a desire to swim may participate. Dogs must be comfortable waiting in a crate for their turn to play. Handlers must be eighteen years old or older and able to swim while wearing a life jacket. Working team handlers should be able to listen while maintaining control of and attention on their PWD, and be comfortable trying new things in a group setting. To better indulge and appreciate the learning relationship, please limit yourself to one dog per handler for each session. Each session will run for one half day on Friday and one half on Saturday. If you register for one session, you may audit the other in addition for no additional fee.
Activities will focus on making water work fun for both the dog and handler. In addition, control-type water work exercises including delivery to hand, swim with handler, boarding the dog from swimming depth, stays and releases without stress, and retrieving will be covered and practiced on land, in the water, and on boats. PWDs working at all levels of the water trials are welcome to attend these sessions, with preference for the working spots given to teams that have not passed Apprentice who register by July 6. Handlers who do not receive working spots are encouraged to audit.
Activities will focus on building longer behavior chains, working at a distance, keeping training fun and motivating for both the dog and handler, and problem solving. In addition, water work exercises including multiple retrieves, jumping from the boat, buoy ball go-outs, and delivery to hand while swimming will be covered and practiced on land, in the water, and on boats. Teams working at all levels are welcome to attend these sessions, with preference for the working spots given to teams that have passed Apprentice and who register by July 6. Handlers who do not receive working spots on are encouraged to audit.
About the Instructor
Judy Murray has been a PWDCA water trial judge for close to 20 years. With her dogs she has been awarded six CWDXs, multiple UDs and UDXs including an OTCH in obedience. In addition, she shows her dogs in conformation and agility. She has been teaching competition obedience for 24 years and has taught numerous camps and workshops across the USA and Canada. She lives with her husband of 43 years and three PWDs one of which is currently working on his CWDX and UD.
Friday, July 22, 2016
- Morning: Working/Courier
- Afternoon: Junior/Apprentice/Working
Saturday, July 23, 2016
- Morning: Junior/Apprentice/Working
- Afternoon: Working/Courier
Class size is limited to 10 working teams each day