Friday, September 17th - Got It, 9:00-1:00
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 fifth 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 17th - So You Think You've Got It, 2:00-6:00
Limit 8 teams
We will be offering So You Think You’ve Got It?
This workshop is suitable for any level dog that is sequencing four obstacles or more. Jumps and tunnels only.
*****Pre-requisite is attending a Got-it workshop
NOTE: If you do BOTH workshops on Friday, total cost is $225
Saturday, September 18th, Front Crosses, 9:00-1:00
Limit 8 teams
Need help with your front crosses?
In this workshop you will learn to perfect your timing and execution of your front crosses. You will learn when to do them, where to look, and where to step.
The front cross is one of the most difficult techniques to master. It involves rotating your body and getting across the dogs line in a timely manner. In addition there are so many different types of front crosses.
Learn how to be proactive in performing an effective and efficient front cross.
Sequences will involve jumps and tunnels only. Dogs should be sequencing 8 to 10 obstacles.
Saturday, September 18th, 2:00-6:00, Deceleration
Limit 8 teams
This is a much needed workshop for agility competitors. Most agility courses consist of many more turns than straight lines and most of these turns need deceleration skills. While it may seem like a basic skill, deceleration is often underutilized and misunderstood.
In this workshop you will learn why, when and how to use deceleration.
We will cover the elements of handling including connection, footwork, timing and your dog's response to your cues.
We will cover the differences between the rhythm change, send and turning into your dog.
Jumps and tunnels only.
***prerequisite dogs should understand commitment on one jump.
NOTE: If you do BOTH workshops on Saturday, total cost is $225
Sunday, September 19th, 9:00-5:00, Sequencing
Limit 10 teams
Handlers will be put to the test on sequences consisting of 8 to 12 obstacles using jumps and tunnels only.
Sharpen your skills in this sequencing workshop!
Sequences will have some technical elements but all levels of dogs are welcome.
Dogs should be nine months of age or older. Full height jumps are not required.
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.