Foundation for dog sports and introduction to competition obedience, Kamal Fernandez

£35.00£85.00

Friday 20 October 2017, West End (near Woking)

This one-day workshop will focus on positive reward based methods and cover:

  • Core ‘fundamental’ games that will lay the foundation for any dog sport, to build motivation, create understanding and enhance handler skills, and
  • A taster of obedience heelwork and other exercises and behaviours to help in any dog sports.

Kamal will work with maximum ten handlers on the day. A limited number of spectator places will also be available.

Further details and joining instructions under ADDITIONAL INFORMATION below.

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Description

Kamal Fernandez has over 20 years experience training dogs from all walks of life. His current dogs include Belgian Malinois, Border Collies, a German Spitz and a Boxer. As is an internationally renowned seminar instructor, having taught in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and Germany, amongst many others. His career highlights include being an Championship Obedience judge and Crufts competitor.

His thirst for knowledge, combined with his work as a police officer, working with young offenders and studying psychology, has contributed to his dynamic and innovative teaching style and his ability to get the best from his pupils, be they human or canine.

Web: Kamal Fernandez

Additional information

Time

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location

Lead & Listen, Windlesham Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9PS
 
We recommend that handlers park on Church Road by the Green, to be closest to the venue entrance. Any spectators can park on Windlesham Road or further up Church Road.
 
Note that our venue is a securely fenced field that will allow plenty of space and movement.
 
There are no toilet facilities directly on site. Nearest public venue with toilets: BP Gordon SF Connect on the A322 South, Guildford Road, West End, GU24 9HJ. Nearest dog-friendly pub serving excellent food: The Inn@West End, 42 Guildford Rd, West End, Woking, GU24 9PW.

What to bring

Note that only handlers can bring dogs to this workshop.
 
Handlers: bring plenty of treats and toys for your dog. Ideally bring a crate crate for your dog to settle in when not working. Popular are portable canvas crates. Bring a water bowl and water for your dog if you wish to have it near you (a large water bowl for the group will be available).
 
All: dress suitably for an outdoor workshop (it will take place irrespective of weather), bring layers and waterproof items. Bring a folding chair, whether you are a handler or a spectator. If you are a handler make sure you wear comfortable shoes you can run in.
 
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

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