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******* Agility Seminars *******
Youngstown All Breed Training Club
Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24,2016
Steve Schwarz has been training and competing in agility and flyballsince 1997. He focuses on
helping handlers improve their communication with their dogs on course in a positive and light
hearted manner. Steve brings an analytical approach from his engineering background to the
study and training of agility.
In order to stay knowledgeable about current agility training techniques, Steve trains regularly
with top agility handlers and attends multiple dog and agility training seminarc each year. Steve
competes in AKC, USDAA, UKI, and CPE venues and has competed in NADAC and UKC.
Steve also writes the longest running dog agility blog:
AgilityNerd (http://agilitynerd.com/) with regular articles and videos on agility training, handling, and course analysis.
Saturday. April 23, AM Session: Super Skills (All Skill Levels) rhis hatf day seminar addreses
key handling skills needed by agiliW teams of all skill levels and applies them to short sequences. Well focus on crisp,
clear execution to provide our dogs with the critical informaUon they need. Well put crosses together on key course
sequences containing pinwheels and serpentines. Youll leam multiple handling techniques for each and learn to apply
appropriate handling cues to help you and your dog quickly and smoothly execute these sequences. You'll also run
longer sequences to put all these skills to the test in challenging and fun combinations. This seminar is a great fune-up
for novice and competition teams.
Saturday, April 23, PM Session: Can You Handle It? (Open/Excellent Handlerc) I nar
day seminar aimed at Open/Advanced and Excellent agility teams looking to improve their handling on cource. Steve will
help you see handling altematives and help you choose on6 appropriate for your team. Teams will run courses and get
detailed feedback on improving their execution. Steve encourages and challenges handlers to step out of their comfort
zone to find clearer and faster handling for their dogs.
Sunday, April 24, AM Session: Can You Handle It? (Excellent/Masters Handlers) a nar
day seminar aimed at Excellent/Masters agility teams looking to improve their handling on c&rse. Steve will helfyou see
handling altemaUves and help you choose ones appropriate for your team. Teams will run harder than competiuon level
courses and get detailed feedba* on improving their exeantion. Steve encourages and challenges handlers to step out of
their comfort zone to find clearer and faster handling for their dogs. In order to focus on handling and improving, all
dogs must be proficient on all equipment; no remedial equipment training will be covered
Sundav, April 24, PM Session: Preparing for AKC Premier (Masterc+ Handling) n nar
day seminar starting with skill building for handling bact sides jump
approaches, nrcving past obstades, and threadles.
Once we've practiced those skills youll move on to applying them in combinations on longer drallenging sequences. we,ll
spend tle aftemoon immersed in leaming and conquering thee fun challenges. I love helping teams be comforhble and
confident tackling these course elements!