How does this workshop differ from a NAVHDA Aims and Rules Clinic?
NAVHDA Aims and Rules Clinics focus on the NAVHDA testing and judging system – on the scoring system, what judges look for, and what the elements of the test are designed to accomplish.
The Yankee Test Prep Workshop will focus on handlers’ actions and options in the field and at the water. We won’t be teaching any “tricks” or ways to “beat” the testing system. We will present practical and effective handling advice for both the Natural Ability and Utility Tests. The workshop is lead by a moderator with a panel of Yankee Chapter members, including Judges and Pro Trainers.
What’s the format?
The workshop will cover Natural Ability in the morning and Utility in the afternoon, approximately three hours per session with a break in the middle of each. Participants can attend both sessions or just one. This is a people clinic, not a dog clinic — you won’t be working your dog. We will have two handlers and their dogs to demonstrate, as needed.
The workshop is free of charge to all Yankee members. Non-members will be asked to pay $10 and can apply that to a Yankee Chapter membership ($20) if they’d like.
Participants should bring something to sit on. Full-day participants should bring their own lunches, beverages, etc.
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