Right now these are no-frills workshops.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS WILL BE FOLLOWED AND DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS AS THE WORKSHOPS GET CLOSER
As the workshops get closer, it will also be determined if the fabulous catering by Wendy can be offered.
Catering will only be offered if it can be done in a safe manner following Covid-19 rules.
Auditing is available for the following costs:
All Half Day Seminars: $45 per session
Sunday Full Day: $65.
Registration will open Wednesday, August 5th at 9 a.m. for students. First come first serve. Registration will be open for everyone else on Saturday, August 8th At 9 a.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your spot!
A check for the full amount will hold your spot once Sherrie lets you know that you are in. Checks will not be cashed until a few days before the workshops.
Checks must be received within seven days of confirmation of your spot(s).
Checks should be made out to Sherrie Wilkes
221 Ridge Rd, Frenchtown, New Jersey, 08825
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Friday, September 18th - Got It, 9-1
Limit 8 teams
We will be offering Mary Ellen’s very popular ”Got It” workshop. Can’t say enough about it. Everyone should do this at least once, if not more. (This will be my fourth time!)
In this workshop you will learn how, when and where to look at your dog versus looking at the line. You will learn finally how to use your connection to be timely and to keep the dog committed. This workshop is suitable to any level dog that is sequencing four obstacles or more. We will only be using jumps and tunnels.
Friday, September 8th, “Front Crosses”, 2-6
Limit 8 teams
In this workshop you will learn to perfect your timing and execution of your front crosses.
It will also help you on recognizing your dogs commitment and when to step and go! This workshop is suitable to any level dog that is sequencing four obstacles or more. We will only be using jumps and tunnels.
Saturday, September 19th, 9-1, TUNNELS!!!!
Limit 8 teams
In this workshop Mary Ellen will be teaching our dogs how to go in and come out of the tunnels! Whether they go straight, turn tightly, or just a soft turn out of the tunnel. The tunnel is one of the least trained obstacles in agility!
This workshop is open to any level dog that is sequencing four obstacles or more. Only jumps and tunnels will be used.
Come join us for some tunnel fun!
Saturday, September 19th, 2-6, “Applying Tunnel Training in a Sequence“
Limit 8 teams
In this workshop you will be applying what you have learned about tunnels in short sequences in the afternoon! This workshop is open to any level dog that is sequencing four obstacles or more. Only jumps and tunnels will be used.
Sunday, September 20th, 9-5, Handling workshop!
Limit 10 teams
In this workshop we will be working on handling with short sequences.
Open to any level dog that is sequencing four obstacles or more.
Only jumps and tunnels will be used.
Perfect for young dogs or those who are rusty due to being quarantined!
Mary Ellen has a B.S in Accounting from the University of Scranton and was a CPA for 3 years in one of the big firms and then spent another 9 years in private companies as accounting manager and controller. In 2003, she was laid off and spent the summer teaching dog agility to help make ends meet while she looked for another job. She enjoyed it so much that she didn’t think she could go back to the corporate world and she's been teaching agility full time ever since.
Mary Ellen's popularity as a seminar presenter has grown 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.
Mary Ellen is a OneMind Dogs coach, being selected as part of the first pilot group in 2015. The USA boasts only 6 OMD Coaches and she is thrilled to be a part of teaching this method.
Mary Ellen has been involved in agility for 22 years and has had much success on both the national and international level. Mary Ellen has competed at the IFCS and WAO World Championships a total of 6 times with 2 different dogs and has won multiple medals at those events including 6 gold medals. She has placed on the podium at the USDAA Cynosport World games several times including placing 1st and 2nd with Maizy and E-Z at the 2012 Dog Agility Masters Team Tournament and placing 2nd with Maizy in the 2012 Grand Prix. Mary Ellen also coached the 2015 WAO team which competed in the Netherlands.
Mary Ellen has been a contributor for over 13 years to Clean Run Magazine and is the author of The Long Jump and Foundation Fundamentals which are both training DVD's and are available through www.cleanrun.com
Mary Ellen has been an instructor full time for over 13 years and has taught seminars and camps throughout the U.S and Canada.