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PO2 Camp Win Some $hit!
Sept 21-23, 2018
Tracy Sklenar has been training dogs and competing in dog agility for almost 20 years and is perhaps the only handler in the world who has won medals in international Finals as a coach for 2 different countries AND as a handler with her own dog in both team and individual events. She is on the faculty of Agility University (www.agility-u.com) and MasterClass (www.agilitymasterclass.com) and travels extensively to teach seminars and compete. Her “Feet Forward” approach to handling and emphasis on connection and reinforcement have helped handlers excel at every level and with every type of dog!
2018 has gotten off to a great start with success in the ring both here and abroad. After coaching Team USA at the IFCS World Agility Championships in Italy, Tracy has turned her focus to her own dogs. Voodoo is taking the competition ring by storm, Export continues to show why he is a star, and baby dog Nacho is coming into his own, competitively!
Tracy’s dog’s have had very successful careers, at the Regional level, Nationally and Internationally! She and her dogs have made multiple finalist appearances as well as podium appearance in the US, Canada and in Europe. Tracy has competed successfully in agility with a variety of dogs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments.
Currently, she shares her life with 5 dogs: 3 BC mixes (12 year old Export, 9 year old Matrix and 4 year old Voodoo), and two Papillons (4 year old Crusher and 3 year old Macho Nacho). In the ring, their runs are noted for focus, accuracy, consistency and speed! She began agility with 2 mixed breeds and 2 Dalmatians, and also enjoyed a fabulous career with Rebound, at Rat Terrier.
Tracy also has extensive coaching experience, ranging from local competitors to international teams. She came out of team coaching retirement to coach Team USA at the IFCS World Agility Championships in Valencia, Spain in 2017 and stayed on to coach the 2018 USA team in Italy. In 2012 and 2011, she was the Coach/Manager of Team USA at the World Agility Open in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and in both years was proud to see the US team bring home more medals than any other country both times! She served as the Manager/Coach for Team Canada at the IFCS World Agility Championships in 2008, 2010 and in 2012. These teams were very successful, ranking high in the Individual medal count and bringing home medals in the Team event.
Outside of international competitions, Tracy’s local, national and international students from live classes, seminars, and online classes have achieved great success with a variety of breeds, including championship titles, national finals appearances, top five finishes in their breed, Invitational appearances,and more! Tracy uses positive reinforcement, motivational games and shaping to build brilliant behaviors in the dogs while teaching the handlers to be consistent and positive in their handling and dog training.
She is heavily influenced by various international styles of handling and emphasizes teamwork, connection, consistency, mental focus, play and fun for both the handler and the dog to build a clear system of communication for each team.
This seminar will be held in our fully climate controlled indoor facility. The surface is Sprinturf with rubber inlay with all state of the art equipment.
ABOUT THIS CAMP:
This camp will be for small/medium (17” and under) teams only. It is designed for the high level competitor with small and medium dogs, particularly folks interested in or preparing for big events. Topics will include: connection perfection, small dog big commitment, timing and trusting, feet forward handling options, mental endurance for start to finish success, so many options-which is fastest, international challenges, big event prep and how to go for the win without losing your mind Friday evening will be lecture (no dogs) on mental prep and tools for mental recovery and the keys to staying focused and not letting fatigue get the best of you.
Fri Sept 21 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat Sept 22 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Sept 23 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $495 for all 3 days
To Sign up – please download this registration and send it in