Mary Ellen's Seminar Info

September 20, 21, 22   


Opens to current students on Tuesday, August 13th at 9 a.m. Opens to everyone else on Thursday, August 15th at 9 a.m. Please email Sherrie at completek9@live.com for a spot.  Spots will be filled in order of emails received.


Anyone participating in both workshops Friday and/or Saturday and Sunday there will be a homemade catered lunch included.



Friday, September 20th
Got It! Workshop, 9-1

Working spots $125; auditing spots $65. Limit 8/9 working teams.


In this workshop you will learn how, when and where to look at your dog versus looking at the line. You will learn how to use your connection to be timely and to keep your dog committed. This workshop is suitable to any level dog that is sequencing four obstacles or more. Obstacles will include jumps and tunnels only.



Friday, September 20th
Step To It Workshop, 2-6

Working spots $125. Auditing spots $65. Limit 8/9 teams. 

Got It! Workshop is highly recommended as a prerequisite.


There are several techniques which require the handler to step towards the take-off point or the dog’s line such as a front cross, reverse spin, lateral push, false turn and backside sends. In this workshop we will focus on the correct use of the elements of handling on these techniques such as direction of chest laser, direction and position of foot, handler’s eyes and positioning height of the arm/hands. This workshop is suitable to any level dog that is sequencing three to five obstacles. Obstacles will include jumps and tunnels only.



Saturday, September 21st
Got It! Workshop, 9-1

Working spots $125. Auditing spots $65. Limit 8/9 working teams.


In this workshop you will learn how, when and where to look at your dog versus looking at the line. You will learn how to use your connection to be timely and to keep your dog committed.  This workshop is suitable to any level dog that is sequencing four obstacles or more. Obstacles will include jumps and tunnels only.



Saturday, September 21st
Front Cross Workshop, 2-6

Working spot $125. Auditing $65. Limit 8/9 teams 

Got It! Workshop is highly recommended as a prerequisite.


In this workshop you will work the front cross including timing, position, footwork, chest laser, etc.
Dogs should be sequencing eight to ten obstacles of jumps and tunnels.



Sunday, September 22nd
Foundation Skills Seminar, 9-5

Working spot $225. Auditing $65. Limit 10 teams.


The seminar will focus on Mary Ellen’s(as well as OneMind Dogs) foundation exercises.
Not just for puppies, this seminar is great for anyone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals or wanting to improve foundation skills on their dog.
Dogs and puppies should be at least four months old.



Mary Ellen's Bio

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.

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