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Barb Davis Agility Seminar
are thrilled to have 9 time AKC
Agility World Team member Barb Davis scheduled to
give a working agility seminar at Lucky Dog.
Read what particpants have said about her seminars.
Register Now for one or more spots
-- Friday, December 2nd (For Novice/Interm.
-- Saturday, December 3rd (Masters to Open)
-- Sunday, December 4th (Masters to Open)
All workshops run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
every date will have different courses and
is very popular as an agility seminar presenter
due to her ability to break things down for
students and explain and clarify concepts. She
has an excellent eye and is able to pinpoint
simple training exercises for handlers to work
on at home to improve coursework.
Most errors in the agility ring occur because the dog misunderstands what the handler is asking of them. Barb will work with participants to improve the handler’s ability to communicate with their dog on the agility field. Handlers will learn the key role that their body language plays in cuing the dog. Also Barb will speak and work with handlers about the many facets involved in correct implementation of the many agility moves and crosses. She will also work with handlers on ways to keep their dogs motivated and running with enthusiasm. Barb is a big proponent of each handler learning to augment and enhance their handling system to create a handling style that works for them and their dog.
Participants: We have room for 8 working teams on each
day and an unlimited number of auditing spots.
Lunch is on your own (though you are welcome to eat out with the group).
Fundamentals of Success.
is for dogs running Novice/Intermediate and higher.
Time: Every class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
--Friday, December 2, 2016
will be sure you have the core fundamentals
necessary to handle your team with precision
and improve your dog's understanding of your
cues on course. No matter at what level your
dog is currently running, you will go home
with greater skills and understanding. This
day is perfect for those that are novice or intermediate (but already sequencing with some success), and also for those that need to
build a better, stronger foundation for more
consistent results. Whether you're newer to the sport, or
the handler with an advanced dog in need of techniques
to make you a better team, Barb will work with you individually to help build the skills you need. No matter your skill level, you will improve
as a communicator and handler
so your dog will know exactly what is expected
of him or her on course. This creates a more
confident, faster dog and more effective team.
In this seminar
Barb will devote time to work with individual teams on specific skills that are critical to their sucess. In general, she will help to improve
• Working on handling skills;
• Improving communicating with your dog and maintaining communication
throughout your run;
• Smoothing out crosses and timing;
• Handling discriminations (where your dog has a choice of
two obstacles and you are shown how to help him choose the correct
• Teaching which handling moves work best in different situations;
• Helping with any motivational issues;
• Working on problems with particular obstacles.
Space for only 8
teams (unlimited auditors).
Register and save your spot now
Mastering Handling Skills
with different information, skills, and exercises.
Take one or register for both for the ultimate
in skill building!
**This is for experienced dogs running Open to
Time: Every class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
--Saturday, December 3, 2016
--Sunday, December 4, 2016
you ever missed a “Q” or a placement
because your timing or handling
strategy was off? Handling can be one of the most
difficult components of agility training to perfect.
Barb will be able to improve your
handling skills no matter if you
are in the highest levels of Masters,
or are competing in Open. You will
learn to navigate your team smoothly
and efficiently and with greater
handling skill so your dog will
run cleaner and faster.
In this advanced handling seminar Barb will work with teams on many aspects of handling. Topics may include:
• Course analysis. When competing at top levels analysis becomes necessary to help the handler find places to shave off seconds;
• Setting paths that help the dog read the course;
• Developing skills for supporting your dog and recognizing your dog's commitment to obastacles, as well as developing your dog's skills to stay commmitted;
• Emphasis will include observing your dog's commitment and implementing the next move in a timely manner to aid your dog in understanding what is next and allowing the handler to get indo position faster.
• Learning and/or smoothing out European crosses. If you're
comfortable doing different handling moves, it can save
you time and get you further down the field.
In addition, certain crosses can save your
knees! Moves will include European front cross,
blind cross, backside send, German turn and human arrow.
• Improving communication,
timing, and speed which will help get you
more clean runs!
• Length and difficulty of sequences will be adjusted for the dog's ability and level
do not have to have done Saturday
to benefit from registering on Sunday,
but it will for sure give you a broader range
of skills. Sunday will be advanced course
work, building on techniqes and skills developed
on Saturday. All moves will be reviewed during
the walk throughs on Sunday, but Saturday's course work will
be very helpful to refining your skills on
Space for only 8 working teams (must be
competing in Open or Excellent). Unlimited auditors.
for one or both days
Prerequisites for all seminars:
• All dogs must be non-reactive toward other dogs or people.
• Dogs should have a recall (come when called), a fairly good
stay, and be non-disruptive (can focus on you without running
off to socialize or zoom around the field). All dogs
should be running full courses and be able to do all obstacles
correctly and at full height.
Fees and Discounts for all workshops:
spot: $200 per day (only 8 working spots
are available per workshop)
Register before October 15, 2016 and receive
a $50 discount per seminar date. Register
between 10/16 and before 10/31 and get a $25
discount for each workshop. There
is no additional discount for multiple dogs before 10/31.
After 10/31 you may deduct $25 for any additional
dogs that you register.
Audit (participate without your dog): $50
per day (unlimited number)
Register to audit
Still not sure? Please read the praise about her last seminar at Lucky Dog (click here).
any Register link
to sign up for any combination of days. Hurry,
space is limited to only 8 spots to give everyone
more time to learn and practice.
working spot is guaranteed only with payment.
A full refund will be given if you cancel a
minimum of three weeks prior to the seminar.
If your notice of cancellation is between 2 and 3 weeks, you will receive a 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 2 weeks from the seminar
date is not refundable or transferable; however,
if the seminar is full and there is someone qualified
on the waiting list to take your place you will
receive a full refund less a $25 withdrawal fee. (Withdrawal fee does not pertain to auditing spots.)
More About Barb Davis
had the opportunity to train with Barb and
she is really incredible. She offered wonderful
insights into each dog's performance and was
very knowledgable, patient, and had clear
Barb's keen eye, quick wit, and many years as
a mathematics college professor combine to make
her an excellent seminar presenter. Barb is an
9 time AKC Agility World Team member with 4 different dogs
and has won 9 Agility National Championships with 5 different
dogs, 4 shelties and a border collie. Recent events include
winning 2013 AKC Nationals with her sheltie Skecher and she
was also on the World Team with him in 2013, placing 2nd
in Individual Standard as well as 2011 placing 2nd in Individual
Jumpers. In 2010 Barb won both AAC 26” Championship with
Border Collie Zesty and 10” Specials with sheltie Rock-It
at Canadian Nationals. She won the AKC Nationals in 2015 in the 12" division. (Watch Barb run representing the US on the World Team in Italy this October 2015!)
Praise for Barb Davis
(from participants in our last Barb seminar at Lucky Dog):
• We loved our class with Barb! We have been training with her since Book ' em was a pup. (She is 4 years old now) Barb is always on the cutting edge of new moves both American and European. She doesn't miss a beat and is able to assess the dog and handler quickly. Her quick wit along with her deep knowledge of the sport goes unmatched. Barb always brings new tools to training; yet never forgets that sometimes the basics are needed. Love her delivery of information and knowledge.
• Barb's seminar was the first agility seminar (outside of my normal classes) that I had ever taken. Wow! Each individual was given special, one on one attention and she was so kind and patient, that I never felt out of place or uncomfortable.
Some things became clear to me that I never had even thought of, prior to taking her seminar.
I found Barb to be an excellent communicator and very knowledgeable. I would love to take another seminar with her. --Elyse T.
• I am happy to hear Barb Davis will be returning to Lucky Dog.
Her last seminar was amazing. She was warm, personable and
a great communicator. Her technique for handling obstacle
discrimination is fantastic; I have not missed a Q using her
method. She was able to give specific advice on handling tips
that have made me a more confident handler. I can't wait for
more Barb Davis maneuvers. --Anna S.
• Barb Davis is one of my favorite top level agility handlers to learn from. She has great instincts, a positive fun attitude, teaches appropriate skill challenges and offers fantastic feedback. She's one of the few instructors who gives seminar attendees course maps. I appreciate this since I can follow along more effectively, take notes and then squeeze more out of the seminar practicing the work at home. --Kimber C.
• Barb was great with novice me and my brave, young, charging, faster-than-me aussie.
In our seminar we covered 3 types of crosses: fronts, rears and blinds and of course why you would want to do each one.
This is the first time I clearly understood them, their purposes, and how to execute to the point of being thrilled with our young team on some very speedy blind crosses. Being in the right place for my dog is crucial and Barb explained and demonstrated effective handling so we could be successful. Barb is encouraging and enthusiastic in all that she does. --Diana F.
Fetch a spot now
Agility Fun Runs
This is a great opportunity to practice your agility in a different
atmosphere and have some FUN with your dog. There will be two
courses to challenge all levels. Do all or part of the course
and practice important handling skills, whether you are at the
novice level or higher. Toys and treats are allowed. NO harsh
methods will be accepted. Bring your chairs, crates and water
bowl for your dog (we have a hose and water fountain). Please
only flat buckle collars.
at 5:00 p.m. Gates open at 4:00 p.m.
We will be running small to big dogs this time.
(We reserve the right to cancel or change dates and times.)
REGISTER: To fetch a spot: click here
CRATING: Indoors in climate-controlled comfort
(or outdoors if you prefer).
EXPERIENCE: All levels (Novice class students
and up if training at Lucky Dog) are welcome to practice this
nested course (novice/open and excellent). After everyone runs
the first course we will reverse it and run again after walking
the new course. The lighting and footing are great. Toys and
treats are welcome and encouraged to reward your dog.
FEE: $10 for the first dog and $8 for each
REGISTRATION: To sign up,
You must sign up in advance.
CANCELLATION: Please let us know if you need
to cancel. Space is limited. Thanks for your understanding and
LOCATION: Lucky Dog Sports Club in Jupiter
Get Directions Here.
(Car navigation systems seem to be unreliable to Lucky Dog!)
if you are interested in being on our Fun Run
emailing list or if you have any questions.
Fitness & Conditioning Seminar
Learn proper techniques to exercise your dog for maximum fitness and performance.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
This 4-hour seminar, taught by a certified canine fitness instructor, is for those interested in understanding proper canine exercise, form, technique, and behavior for optimum performance and injury prevention using science-based training methods and canine-specific conditioning equipment.
Whether your goal for your dog is better athletic performance, weight loss, conditioning, increased mobility, better mental focus, or just general fitness, this course will demonstrate how to assess your dog’s body and behavior skills and then design personalized and appropriate exercises.
What will be covered:
• Defining your dog’s life stage;
• Assessing your dog’s working level;
• The Total Dog model:
-- Mental Focus
• How to determine what exercises are appropriate to your goals;
• Safe use of canine-specific equipment;
• Easy substitutes if you don’t have equipment.
REGISTRATION: To sign up,
You must sign up in advance.
for a working spot. ($35 to audit)
a crate for your dog so he or she can relax
while you are learning new concepts. Also, don't forget to bring high-value treats.
About the instructor – Rosie Feeley, CCFT, MT, is the owner of K9 Fitness Lab. She obtained her certification from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine as a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer. She is also a certified Master Trainer for FitPAWS canine fitness and conditioning equipment.
THIS SEMINAR IS ONLY OPEN TO
ADULT DOGS. THIS SEMINAR IS NOT
INTENDED FOR DIAGNOSIS OR REHAB
OF EXISTING HEALTH ISSUES.
CPR/First Aid class
class: Not currently scheduled
When you take this important class, veterinarian Dr. David Cox
will teach you
many important skills that could help save the life of your
pet in an emergency. You will practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation
on a life-like dog mannequin and learn to apply first aid techniques
to pets who are ill or injured until professional veterinarian
help can be obtained.
Learn how to do the following:
• Safely handle and assess your injured
or ill pet
• Administer medications;
• Recognize an emergency;
• Perform CPR and first aid;
• Clear an airway obstruction Control bleeding;
• Stock a pet first aid kit;
• Handle breathing emergencies;
• Safely provide restraint and transportation;
• Initially treat poisoning;
• Recognize shock;
• Splint broken bones;
• Respond to drowning;
• And more...
Dr Cox will spend time answering your questions.
This class is a must for any pet lover. Class size is limited
so sign up today for this unique class! (This class is for human
• General Admission- $45 per person
• Admission- Lucky Dog members $40 per person
• Admission, 2nd Spouse- $35 for 2nd
registered spouse. (Only one discount applies
to the couple.)
• Admission- PWD Club Member $25 (The
Portuguese Water Dog Club is underwriting this
event for their members).
here to register (Note:
be sure you have the Events list chosen and
not Classes). You must sign up in advance.
Policy for this seminar: To properly plan
and maintain seminar dates we must have a clear
idea about attendance. Cancellations with less
than 5 day's notice will not be refunded unless
we can give your spot to someone on a waiting
list, so please plan carefully. If you must
withdraw from a seminar, a full refund will
be issued to you if such withdrawal and request
for refund is made directly either to the Training
Director, Mindy Cox, or to the entity sponsoring the seminar,
no less than 120 hours before the start of the seminar.
Regardless of the reason, no-shows without notice will not
be refunded. Since we maintain limited enrollment, we appreciate
your cooperation to help keep our seminars small
and effective for you.
"Lucky Dog has the best classes. Pet CPR/First Aid
gave us clear instructions how to handle injured
dogs or cats. We learned how to give pets CPR
safely, which is a real confidence builder.
Training makes a difference!" -C.D.,
West Palm Beach
For a listing of all agility trials in Florida and around the
please go to Agility
Here is a pdf list of Florida
agility trials. (Thanks Tracy Hanna!)
For a listing of AKC obedience, rally, tracking and other dog
events check out Info
Dog, or go to the AKC site directly by clicking
For APDT rally events, click
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from time to time include:
Agility, Nose Work or Rally Run-Thrus so handler/dog teams can
perfect their skills.
and Training Seminars
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