PRAIRIES SEMINARS (2018)
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February 16 to February 18,2018 Red Deer County, Alberta (Indoor)
LARRY CLARK HANDLING WORKSHOP

SUMMARY

Type of Event:  Conformation Handling/Presentation with Larry Clark

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Description: Conformation Handling workshop with Larry Clark covering all aspects of han  Read More >>

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Denise Newlove
34339 Range Rd 14
Bowden, AB T0M 0K0
Phone: 403-227-5610
Email: nitrobernese@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nitroberner.com/

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Description
Conformation Handling workshop with Larry Clark covering all aspects of handling and presentation. You can attend one day or all 3 days.

For more information contact Denise Newlove at nitrobernese@gmail.com.


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February 17 to February 17,2018 Red Deer County, Alberta
INTRODUCTION TO SCENT DETECTION WORKSHOP

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Type of Event:  Introduction/Refresher to Scent Detection

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Description: You asked and we listened! Come join us to learn the foundation of the spor  Read More >>

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Kristina Sveinson
124 Duckering Close
Red Deer, AB T4R 2Z4
Phone: 403-307-8009
Email: kdsveinson@gmail.com

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Description
You asked and we listened! Come join us to learn the foundation of the sport of Scent Detection on Saturday, February 17th. Does your dog have a nose? Then you qualify! We will teach your dogs to find Wintergreen odor and you to work with them as they search as well as touch on some foundation aspects of the sport of Scent Detection. This workshop is a good starting point or refresher for those who haven't done the sport in a while.

Pre-registration and payment is required as we need a minimum number of participants. Register and further info here: https://goo.gl/forms/pMPYcTcrvfjhCgMg2. Questions? contact us at: littlenosethatknows@gmail.com.


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February 17 to February 17,2018 Red Deer County, Alberta
SCENT GAMES AND COACHING

SUMMARY

Type of Event:  Scent Games & Coaching with Kerri Lomax
Limited Entry:  Yes

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Description: Come join the Little Nose that Knows for an afternoon of Scent Detection fu  Read More >>

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Kristina Sveinson
124 Duckering Close
Red Deer, AB T4R 2Z4
Phone: 403-307-8009
Email: kdsveinson@gmail.com

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Description
Come join the Little Nose that Knows for an afternoon of Scent Detection fun. We will do trial prep and skill building through a series of games, tailored to all skill levels! We also welcome a special guest Kerri Lomax who will be offering pointers and coaching with Kristina. Kerri is a student and friend of Little Nose who has achieved an Elite title and her SD-MACH with her dog AL.

Workshop details: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17th. Cost: $60 per team (1 dog 1 handler). Location: Klassic Kennels, Red Deer County.

Pre-registration is required as limited spaces are available. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/NACoGYdotAzTqQZm2.


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February 24 to February 25,2018 Regina, Saskatchewan
CONFORMATION HANDLING WITH LORI-ANN FISCHER

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Type of Event:  All Breed Handling Seminar with Lori-Ann Fischer

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Description: Regina Kennel & Obedience Club is holding a 2-day conformation handling wor  Read More >>

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Description
Regina Kennel & Obedience Club is holding a 2-day conformation handling workshop with professional handler Lori-Ann Fischer on February 24 - 25.

See flyer for details. Working spots are limited so register as soon as possible. For more information or to register, contact Lynn at geagore@gmail.com.


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February 25 to February 25,2018 Sherwood Park, Alberta
INTRODUCTION TO SPORTING DETECTION SEMINAR

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Type of Event:  Introductory Sporting Detection with Roseanna Gullekson

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Description: The Sport of Scent Detection is the fun and competitive version of scent de  Read More >>

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The Dog Training Company
5201 - 45B Avenue
Vegreville, AB T9C 1L5
Phone: 780-603-3452
Email: Roseanna_gullekson@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.thedogtrainingcompany.ca/

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Description
The Sport of Scent Detection is the fun and competitive version of scent detection such as for narcotics, bed bugs or explosives designed for pet dogs. We use legal scents that are easily purchased and stored by the average person. The dog must locate a hidden target scent within an area and alert the handler to its location. It is a true partnership sport in which both partners must rely on one another. Whether practised for sport or for fun, sport detection is suited to all types of dogs and handlers. All breeds, ages, sizes and ability of dogs are welcome. Classes and trials are run so that each search is done by one dog and handler team alone, allowing dogs with space issues to focus and learn. Each dog works individually and without social stressors allowing them to channel their energy on the task. No obedience is needed as a prerequisite and boisterous behaviours such as barking and pulling can be part of the game. Unruliness can be curbed by using the dog's natural desire to hunt, to develop focus and self-control. This activity also promotes confidence and provides mental stimulation, ideal for shy, elderly or disabled dogs.

For this seminar you will be required to bring a chair, a dog, a crate, your dog's favourite food and toy, a 6ft leash, a bait bag, and a harness ie Julius K9 harness.

Register online at http://www.thedogtrainingcompany.ca/sporting-detection.html.


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March 17 to March 18,2018 Edmonton, Alberta
AVIDOG TRANSFORMATIONAL PUPPY REARING

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Type of Event:  Raising Healthy Stable Dogs with Dr. Gayle Watkins
Closing Date:  Friday, March 09, 2018
Limited Entry:  Yes

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Description: This seminar will appeal to present and future breeders of performance, con  Read More >>

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Sharon Beaulieu
PO Box 3969
Melfort, SK S0E 1A0

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Description
This seminar will appeal to present and future breeders of performance, conformation, and pet dogs who are seeking to produce stable, confident canine competitors and companions. Dog owners involved in performance sports and working dogs, as well as those who test and evaluate litters, will also benefit from this seminar.

For more information contact Shannon Van Norman at 780-237-1160 or csccavidog@gmail.com.


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April 21 to April 22,2018 Okotoks, Alberta (Outdoors)
ALL BREED HERDING CLINIC

SUMMARY

Type of Event:  YKnott Ranch All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (All Levels)
Limited Entry:  Yes - Limit 10 Working spots

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Description: All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, Apri  Read More >>

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Billie Richardson
Suite 104, 14 - 900 Village Lane
Okotoks, AB T1S 1Z6
Phone: 403-975-0744
Email: billiegirl@platinum.ca

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Description
All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd in Okotoks, Alberta. All levels and breeds are welcome.

See registration form for details. If you have any questions contact Billie Richardson at billiegirl@platinum.ca or 403-975-0744.


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April 28 to April 29,2018 Red Deer, Alberta
LEE KOZICKI OBEDIENCE & RALLY WORKSHOP

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Type of Event:  Novice Obedience / Advanced Obedience / Rally Obedience
Closing Date:  Monday, March 26, 2018
Limited Entry:  Yes - Limit 15 working spots / 15 audit spots

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Description: Papillon Canada is offering a two-day workshop with Lee Kozicki on April 28  Read More >>

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Papillon Canada c/o Margaret Zacher
8824-51 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6E 5E8

Email: marg.zacher@gmail.com

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Description
Papillon Canada is offering a two-day workshop with Lee Kozicki on April 28 - 29 in Red Deer. Working and audit spots are limited. See seminar flyer for details.

Policy for Working Spots, with Females in Season
Unfortunately the building is too small to keep the females and males apart and not encounter any conflicts with either sex. We are offering the following 2 options to anyone that has secured a working spot:
1. Full Refund (removal from the event).
2. Move to an audit spot and refund the difference.
If you wish to use either of these options, please let me know ASAP, as we will have a waiting list and want to give your working spot to those on the waiting list.
If you require any additional information, please contact Margaret Zacher at marg.zacher@gmail.com.


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May 10 to May 10,2018 Aldersyde, Alberta
CPHA 'HANDLE WITH CARE' MATCH WORKSHOP

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Type of Event:  Conformation Fun Match/Workshop with Cash Prizes

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Description: Shannon Scheer and the CPHA are holding a "Handle With Care" Fun Match Work  Read More >>

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Other Events (2)


Related Events
Calgary Kennel & Obedience Club - 4 All Breed Shows / 6 Obedience Trials / 6 Rally Obedience Trials / 2 Scent Hurdling Trials
CKOC Obedience & Rally Match - Cal K9 Obedience Fun Match / CKOC Rally Obedience Fun Match

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Description
Shannon Scheer and the CPHA are holding a "Handle With Care" Fun Match Workshop at the Calgary Kennel & Obedience Club show on Thursday, May 10th.

A team of professional handlers will be on hand to judge and also work with each person individually to better your presentation. Cash prizes for Best in Match / Best Puppy in Match / Best Graduate in Match!

The Match Workshop is on Thursday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. Entry fee:  $10 (pre-registered) or $12 on the day of the match. Pre-register by emailing Shannon Scheer at mail@shannonscheer.ca.


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May 19 to May 20,2018 Calgary, Alberta
AVIDOG TRANSFORMATIONAL DOG BREEDING

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Type of Event:  Ensuring Success in Your Breeding Program with Gayle Watkins, Ph.D.
Closing Date:  Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Description: Two-day Avidog seminar "Transformational Dog Breeding - Ensuring Success in  Read More >>

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All Terrier Club of Alberta
2657 Evercreek Bluffs Way SW
Calgary, AB T2Y 5V7

Website: http://www.allterrierclubofalberta.com/

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Description
Two-day Avidog seminar "Transformational Dog Breeding - Ensuring Success in Your Breeding Program" with Gayle Watkins, Ph.D on May 19 - 20 in Calgary. Hosted by the All Terrier Club of Alberta.

See seminar registration form for details. For more information contact Lana Campbell at 403-990-7161 or lana.campbell68@gmail.com.


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June 2 to June 3,2018 Okotoks, Alberta (Outdoors)
ALL BREED HERDING CLINIC

SUMMARY

Type of Event:  YKnott Ranch All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (All Levels)
Limited Entry:  Yes

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Description: All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3  Read More >>

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Billie Richardson
Suite 104, 14 - 900 Village Lane
Okotoks, AB T1S 1Z6
Phone: 403-975-0744
Email: billiegirl@platinum.ca

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Description
All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd in Okotoks, Alberta. All levels and breeds are welcome.

See registration form for details. If you have any questions contact Billie Richardson at billiegirl@platinum.ca or 403-975-0744.


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June 2 to June 3,2018 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
CONNIE CLEVELAND SEMINAR

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Type of Event:  Obedience Seminar with Connie Cleveland
Limited Entry:  Yes

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Description: The Lloydminster Kennel and Obedience are excited to once again host a Conn  Read More >>

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Description
The Lloydminster Kennel and Obedience are excited to once again host a Connie Cleveland seminar in Lloydminster. The seminar will be held at the Lloydminster Exhibition on June 2 & 3 with limited working spots. Please contact the LKOC at lkocdogs@gmail.com to register.

Connie Cleveland Bioigraphy
Connie is an internationally recognized dog trainer who offers specialized weekend training seminars to competitive dog trainers around the country and overseas. Her own experience includes 10 Obedience Trial Champions (OTCH), 2 Field Champions (FC), 5 Amateur Field Champions (AFC), a UDT Maltese and a CDX Shih-Tzu. Connie is also the owner of Dog Trainers Workshop, a full-service dog training and boarding facility near Greenville, SC. Dog Trainers Workshop features an array of classes, day and boarding schools, and private lessons for puppy owners, those starting out in obedience training, obedience competitors, and owners with problem dogs.

As important as Connie's achievements in training her own dogs is her passion for teaching others. At Dog Trainers Workshop Connie teaches obedience to more than 100 students each week. She conducts several webinars a year and has developed digital training products addressing puppy training, ring preparation, proofing, and tricks that transition to obedience exercises. She is the author of a DVD series, “How Dogs Learn, The Connie Cleveland Method” and a book entitled “Dogs Are Problems Solvers, Handlers Should Be.” She is a regular contributor to Front & Finish, The Golden Retriever News, and the Greenville Journal. (For more information, please visit www.dogtrainersworkshop.com).


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June 15 to June 17,2018 Wabamun, Alberta (Outdoors)
BILL HILLMANN RETRIEVER SEMINAR

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Type of Event:  Puppy to Advanced Retriever Training with Bill Hillmann

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Description: The Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association is holding a Retriever Tr  Read More >>

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Murray Cowan
155 St. Andrews Drive
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1K7
Phone: (780) 963-6374
Email: murraydcowan@gmail.com

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Description
The Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association is holding a Retriever Training seminar with Bill Hillmann on June 15-16-17 at the ACHRA training grounds in Wabamun, Alberta.

For more information contact Murray Cowan at murraydcowan@gmail.com.


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August 25 to August 26,2018 Okotoks, Alberta (Outdoors)
ALL BREED HERDING CLINIC

SUMMARY

Type of Event:  YKnott Ranch All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (All Levels)
Limited Entry:  Yes - Limit 10 Working spots

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Description: All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, Aug  Read More >>

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Billie Richardson
Suite 104, 14 - 900 Village Lane
Okotoks, AB T1S 1Z6
Phone: 403-975-0744
Email: billiegirl@platinum.ca

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Description
All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th in Okotoks, Alberta. All levels and breeds are welcome.

See registration form for details. If you have any questions contact Billie Richardson at billiegirl@platinum.ca or 403-975-0744.


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September 15 to September 16,2018 Okotoks, Alberta (Outdoors)
ALL BREED HERDING CLINIC

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Type of Event:  YKnott Ranch All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (All Levels)
Limited Entry:  Yes - Limit 10 Working spots

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Billie Richardson
Suite 104, 14 - 900 Village Lane
Okotoks, AB T1S 1Z6
Phone: 403-975-0744
Email: billiegirl@platinum.ca

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Description
All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th in Okotoks, Alberta. All levels and breeds are welcome.

See registration form for details. If you have any questions contact Billie Richardson at billiegirl@platinum.ca or 403-975-0744.


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September 15 to September 16,2018 Calgary, Alberta
BREEDING BETTER DOGS WITH DR. CARMEN BATTAGLIA

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Type of Event:  Develop Skills To Analyze Pedigrees / How To Develop A Breeding Plan
Closing Date:  Sunday, September 09, 2018

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Description: Alberta Kennel Club is hosting Breeding Better Dogs With Dr. Carmen Battagl  Read More >>

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Alberta Kennel Club
P.O. Box 72042, RPO Glenmore Landing
Calgary, AB T2V 5H9

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Alberta Kennel Club is hosting Breeding Better Dogs With Dr. Carmen Battaglia weekend seminar on Saturday, September 15th and Sunday September 16th at the Delta South Hotel, 135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary.

This two-day seminar explains how to develop the skills to analyze pedigrees and how to develop a breeding plan. Included are the methods for coding pedigrees, selecting sires, choosing puppies and managing those that are kept by the breeder.

Includes: Morning Wake-up Coffee/Tea, Breaks and Lunch each day. Note any allergies please not on the registration sheet or online comments.

Day One Breeding Principals, Terminology, Pedigree Analysis Breadth and Depth
  - Covering Faults, Movement and Disease Models
  - How to develop a Breeding Plan
  - Recessive and Dominant Traits, Heritability of Traits and Choosing the Best Puppy
  - Hands on Demonstration covering Shoulder Lay-in, Lay-Back
  - What information is important when looking at Stud Dogs and Brood Bitches

Day Two Using Information and Making Decisions
  - Evaluating Gait and Structure Puppy Evaluation Methods
  - Structure Puppy Evaluating Methods and Techniques for Choosing the Best Puppy
  - Management of Conformation and Obedience Performance and Dog Tips for Managing Promising Puppies
  - Summation and Questions concerning Kennel Management, Feeding, Conditioning and How

For questions or more information contact Linda Kool at 403-995-3870 or koolbert@telus.net.

About Dr Battaglia
Carmen was given his first dog by his grandfather when he was five years old. That was the beginning of a lifelong fascination with all aspects of dog behavior, breeding, training and showing. He has personally bred and finished several Champions, Select Dogs, Futurity and Maturity winners. Today, he is considered an expert as well as a highly respected AKC judge of more than 40 breeds.

By education, (holding the Masters and Doctorate from Florida State University), he is a researcher, lecturer and author. His articles have appeared in the "AKC Gazette", "Dog World", "Dog News", "Canadian Shepherd Journal", "South African Dog Magazine" as well as dog publications in Australia and Ireland. Being very active in the dog world, Dr. Battaglia is a Director of the American Kennel Club and has served as Chairman of such important committees as: National Genetics Committee (German Shepherd Dog Club of America), the American Kennel Club Committee for the Future, the Operations and Planning Committee, as well as the Health and Education Delegates Committee. The AKC called upon his expertise in genetics to create and develop their DNA program. He is also a much-sought-after speaker on this topic for television and radio talk shows.

Author of several different books on dog breeding, Dr. Battaglia has gained worldwide recognition, most notably for the program he developed - "Breeding Better Dogs". Popular demand has prompted the creation of a seminar for dog clubs which mirrors his book and a video.


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October 13 to October 14,2018 Calgary, Alberta
JANICE GUNN COMPETITION OBEDIENCE WORKSHOP

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Type of Event:  Advanced Obedience Competition Workshop with Janice Gunn
Limited Entry:  Yes - Limit 20 Working spots

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Description: Good As Gold Training presents Janice Gunn Advanced Obedience Competition W  Read More >>

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Barbara Walmer
44 Prestwick Bay SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 4S4
Phone: 403-651-5954
Email: goforitall@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.goodasgoldtraining.ca

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Description
Good As Gold Training presents Janice Gunn Advanced Obedience Competition Workshop on October 13 - 14 at Kayenna Kennels, 9827 Horton Road SW, Calgary.

Join us for new training ideas, building a relationship with your dog, how to make training a "game", training using positive methods, how to keep your dog engaged, fun proofing exercises and much, much more! Each day will include new training ideas, group work and individual sessions.


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October 20 to October 21,2018 Okotoks, Alberta (Outdoors)
ALL BREED HERDING CLINIC

SUMMARY

Type of Event:  YKnott Ranch All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (All Levels)
Limited Entry:  Yes - Limit 10 Working spots

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Description: All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, Oc  Read More >>

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Billie Richardson
Suite 104, 14 - 900 Village Lane
Okotoks, AB T1S 1Z6
Phone: 403-975-0744
Email: billiegirl@platinum.ca

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Description
All Breed Stock Dog Clinic (Sheep) on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st in Okotoks, Alberta. All levels and breeds are welcome.

See registration form for details. If you have any questions contact Billie Richardson at billiegirl@platinum.ca or 403-975-0744.


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January 27 to February 3,2019 , Alberta
CANINE SEMINARS AT SEA 2019

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Type of Event:  7-Day Western Caribbean Educational Cruise for Breeders & Fanciers

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Description: Our next Seminar at Sea will depart January 27, 2019 travelling the Western  Read More >>

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Virginia Patten
Phone: 1-289-829-0954
Email: csascanada@gmail.com
Website: http://www.canineseminaratsea.com/

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Description
Our next Seminar at Sea will depart January 27, 2019 travelling the Western Caribbean aboard the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas. Speakers include:

- Dr. R. Hutchison, DVM
- Dr. Carol Beauchat, PHD
- Jeffrey Pepper
- Lisa Curry, ESQ.

Visit our website at www.canineseminaratsea.com.


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