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Distraction Camp Level 1

Jul 24, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023

Distraction Camp Level 1

K9Sensus Foundation; Lucas, Iowa
Instructors: Stacy Barnett, Robin Greubel and Crystal Wing

Distraction Camp is designed to develop the skills necessary for both sport and professional K9 teams to persevere despite multitudes of distractions. This camp is open to all appropriate K9 teams as well as auditors. We will concentrate on the elements necessary to succeed at detection work, whether it is the sport or using your dog in professional applications, while increasing a dog’s engagement and confidence. This camp will cover foundation skills, all levels of exteriors, container and vehicle searches, improving skills for dogs already working, building independent search skills, handler skills, leash handling techniques, understanding how to read the dogs, engagement, motivation and reinforcement, trouble shooting and planning training to maximize learning when it comes to distractions. PLUS loads of fun, mini donkeys and camaraderie. Each day will includes working dogs as well as round table discussions.. We are focused on meeting teams at their level and providing ample opportunity for individualized instruction.

Venues will include farm building, barns, vehicles, and limited large areas. Focus is on instructing the handler how best to handle their K9 and setting up training to develop appropriate skills in their K9 partner.

This course is ideal for any handler or trainer interested in increasing their own knowledge around handling distractions and developing strategies for students.

Registration limited to 15 working spots and unlimited audits.

COST: $1200 for a working spot (1 dog/handler); $700 for an audit. This includes snacks, lunches, one night of grilling out with the instructors, and a t-shirt. In the off time you will have over 700 A to explore with your dog!.

Must have current core shot records with a minimum of DAPP and Rabies. Or other vaccinations in line with American Animal Hospital Association (AHAA).

Details

Start:
Jul 24, 2023
End:
Jul 28, 2023

Organizer

K9Sensus Foundation

Venue

Lucas, IA