Kerry Smith Agility Seminars
Aug
31
to Sep 2

Kerry Smith Agility Seminars

3 DAYS OF AGILITY TRAINING WITH THE WONDERFUL KERRY SMITH ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!

Full day seminars. Each day runs 9 am - 5 pm.
$200 working spot/$95 auditing per seminar
Maximum 8 working spots

Kerry tries to build upon skills taught each day and incorporate those skills throughout the weekend, so it is very beneficial to attend multiple days but not necessary, as she can also adjust and modify to your needs.

Saturday 8/31: Essential Skills and Problem Solving

Do you have questions about a specific skill or issue in the ring or in training? Here’s your chance to work on problem solving those issues and developing a plan to fix them. Depending on participant response, Kerry will help you with anything from building drive, impulse control, start line stays with focus, jumping skills, collection drills, tighter turns, and teaching verbals. Young dogs welcome!

Sunday 9/1: Skills in Short Sequences

This session will help you develop skills to improve distance and gain advantage on course whether you are handling ahead, laterally or behind. We will use short sequences that focus on skills needed to be successful in agility. Time will be taken to make sure criteria of these skills are understood by both the handler and the dog. Drills and homework will be given so these skills can easily be worked on at home with a few obstacles. Jumps and tunnels only.

Monday 9/2: Course Analysis

Have you said “I can’t get there” or “I’m not fast enough”? This session will focus on course analysis and lines to find the clearest and fastest path for your dog. Finding the best lines on a course will help you determine which way to turn on a course and choose the best way to handle a sequence. Finding the natural line for the dog will make you feel less frantic on course and be more proactive. It will let your dog know earlier which way to go and you will see less frustration in your dog and you will actually have to run less

For more information, see the flyer, To Register, click HERE for a pre-registration questionnaire. Each day runs 9 am - 5 pm.

For additional seminar information please contact Alice at y.alicewang@gmail.com

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

Deb Jones, Ph.D Seminar

SEMINAR TOPICS

Saturday - ZEN LOGIC: Making Sense of Self-Control

Sunday - Let’s Get FOCUSED!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Working spot participants must fill out this pre-registration questionnaire.

12 working spots open for each day and plenty of room for auditors. Contact Rick Pisani @ luv2heel@me.com with any questions.

The hours will be 9-4 with a lunch break. Lunch will not be provided but there will be morning snacks and coffee.

Working spots cost $190/day, or $340 for both days. Cost for auditors is $75/day. Auditors can register here.

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Rally Run-Thru
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Rally Run-Thru

Interested in trying rally? We'll walk you through it!

Ready to trial? Practice in a trial atmosphere to train for distractions, noise and activity.

We will be offering 5 classes of run thrus in 2 rings:

  • Novice, Intermediate and Advanced (5 min/entry)

  • Excellent, Master (7 min/entry)

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Meg Tucker, Rally Run Thru Coordinator at pcotc.runthrus@gmail.com

Sign up to volunteer HEREVolunteers will get an additional run if they want it, as well as hours.

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 NACSW Odor Recognition Test (ORT)
Jul
7
8:00 AM08:00

NACSW Odor Recognition Test (ORT)

PCOTC will be holding an Odor Recognition Test (ORT) on Sunday, July 7, 2019.   The ORT will include all 3 odors: Birch, Anise and Clove. NACSW requires that all dogs wishing to participate in any NACWS trial complete the ORT first. 

The entries are open and will close on Friday, June 28th at 5:00pm or when entry limits have been met (100 tests).  All three odors will be tested.

You can find the Premium List attached here: docx or pdf

Questions? Contact Kathy Gregory.

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Kris Seiter and Chris Tucci Workshops
Jul
5
to Jul 6

Kris Seiter and Chris Tucci Workshops

World team members, Kris Seiter and Chris Tucci Workshops - Back by popular demand!

Friday July 5, 9:30am-1pm, Chris Tucci

Front cross and rear cross mechanics in short sequences (for dogs 10 mos. or older) For both young dogs and dogs/handlers looking to improve their technique and timing on two of the most important and fundamental skills in agility. (Max 8 dogs)

Friday July 5, 2:00-5:30pm, Chris Tucci

International coursework (for dogs competing at masters/excellent level or permission of instructor) We will look at different course options as you push yourself beyond your comfort zone and see where it takes you. Courses can be broken down into sections or run in its entirety, as applicable for each student. (Max 8 dogs)

Saturday July 6, 9:30am-1pm, Kris Seiter

Blind crosses in short sequences (for dogs 10 mos. or older) For both young dogs and dogs/handlers looking to improve their speed, fluency and timing with the blind cross. Learn where and when to use them. Jumps and tunnels only. (Max 8 dogs)

Saturday July 6, 2:00-5:30, Kris Seiter

International skills for the intermediate dog (for dogs 10 mos. or older). All the skills you need to be able to conquer an international course. Perfect for dogs getting ready to compete at a more advanced level or for dogs looking to spruce up and improve their technique on int’l skills. Jumps and tunnels only. (Max 8 dogs)

CHECK OUT THE FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION

Each 1/2-day workshop: $115 working spot, $50 auditors

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Rally Run-Thru
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Rally Run-Thru

Interested in trying rally? We'll walk you through it!

Ready to trial? Practice in a trial atmosphere to train for distractions, noise and activity.

We will be offering 5 classes of run thrus in 2 rings:

  • Novice, Intermediate and Advanced (5 min/entry)

  • Excellent, Master (7 min/entry)

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Meg Tucker, Rally Run Thru Coordinator at pcotc.runthrus@gmail.com

Sign up to volunteer HERE. Volunteers will get an additional run if they want it, as well as hours.

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May
10
to May 11

Agility B-Match

B-MATCH FOLLOWING THE AKC AGILITY TRIAL ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT FDR PARK IN YORKTOWN!

Friday and Sat (5/10 and 5/11) immediately following the trial.

1 full Standard Course, with all equipment available.

$10 for 1 x 60 sec run.

Toys allowed in the ring, no food.

Sign up at the Trial Secretary's trailer on the day of between 10 am and 2pm. The match will likely kick off around 2 - 3pm, but is dependent on when the trial finishes.

Please help spread the word!

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Mar
29
to Apr 1

Kamal Fernandez Seminars & Privates

Over four days, renowned trainer Kamal Fernandez will offer two seminars (Heeling and Handler’s Choice) and two days of one-hour private lessons.

Preference for working spots in “Handler’s Choice” and for private sessions will go to those who have worked with Kamal in the past. Seminars are on March 30-31, and privates will be held on March 29 and April 1.

Click here for more details.

Working spot attendees MUST fill out a questionnaire in order to attend the seminar. Approved students will be emailed an invoice for a working spot in the seminar.

Heeling Questionnaire

Handler’s Choice Questionnaire

Questions? Contact Rick at luv2heel@me.com.

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Mar
8
to Mar 10

Kerry Smith Agility Seminars

Friday, Mar. 8: Essential Skills and Problem Solving: Do you have questions about a specific skill or issue? Here’s your chance to work on problem-solving those issues and developing a plan to fix them.

Saturday, Mar 9: Work Smarter, not Harder: This session will cover reading lines, using motion, and developing skills to improve distance and gain advantage on course, improve the timing of your cues. Also mental aspects of agility, handler body awareness, and more.

Sunday, Mar 10: Read Between the Lines (Course Analysis): This session will focus on course analysis and lines to find the clearest and fastest path for your dog. This is critical since understanding your dog’s line determines what crises and techniques to use. We will cover how to choose techniques that will bring out the most speed from your dog.

For more information, see the flyer, To Register, click HERE for a pre-registration questionnaire. Max 8 working spots per day. Fees: $195/day working spot, $95/day auditing spot. Each day runs 9 am - 5 pm.

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Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

AKC Agility Course Test

This event is PCOTC’s first AKC Agility Coursing Test (ACT)! ACT1 is an entry level test open to all dogs that have not earned a title in any AKC Agility class. Dogs must have two passing ACT1 scores to earn the ACT1 title. ACT2 is the second level Agility Course Test, open to all dogs that have not earned a title in any AKC agility class except an ACT1 title. Dogs must earn two passing scores for the ACT2 title.

Anita Ambani is the ACT Event Secretary. Click for the Premium List, and for more information see the AKC’s ACT Calendar.

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Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Rally Run-Thrus

Please join us for our returning Rally “Run Thrus” at Port Chester Obedience Training Club! We will be following the White Plains Weekend Obedience run thrus from 2 PM until 5 PM.

We will be offering 4 classes of run thrus in 2 rings:

  • Ring 1: Intermediate/Advanced followed by Novice (5 min/entry)

  • Ring 2: Excellent followed by Master (7 min/entry)

Go to here to register and to choose your preferred time slot.

Additionally, four-six volunteers are needed to run this event. If you’d like to volunteer and earn some hours, please sign up here Rally Run Thru Volunteer Sign Up. In addition to credited hours, volunteers may have a free run through, if desired. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Anita Ambani, Rally Run Thru Coordinator at pcotc.runthrus@gmail.com.

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