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One of the best things about our Culpeper location is that it allows me to bring in trainers from all over... Trainers I consider the best in their respective fields. Here are the first installments in our new feature called Trainer Talk." Get to know them a bit here then join us. Sign up and move closer to your goals!
Saturday, April 20 Wednesday April 24
- Andrea Patten
Training with Andrea Patten often falls under the category of "we don't know what we don't know" and the session we have scheduled for April is a perfect example. Too many small business-owners first got online when it was expensive and difficult. According to Andrea, the power of free and low cost communication tools is within our grasp! And, having worked in program development in multiple industries, this author-trainer has a depth of experience that allows us to go "off script" and connect trainees with tools they need to move forward in a logical, effective and affordable manner.
Speaking of 'affordable'.... Andrea is offering an Intro to Social Media here on April 20. Come learn how to think about using free and low-cost online tools to help you promote your business or favorite cause. The program is free but pre-registration is required. E-mail Andrea to reserve your space.
Martin Deeley and Pat Trichter
Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 E-Touch Course
Husband and wife training team Martin Deeley and Pat Trichter have more than 50 years experience between them. Clients bring their dogs from all over the state of Florida -- and in fact from all over the country -- to learn from them. Training is always designed to provide your dog with the atmosphere and environment that will help him learn and return with a great outlook on life. Florida Dog Trainer uses a wide variety of training approaches and equipment to help your dog learn and provide the communication for control. One of the approaches the pair has developed is
A kind and humane way to communicate with your dog
using the remote trainer.
Why E-Touch over other methods of teaching a dog? E-Touch is a tool and like any other tool it can be used properly or it can be abused. Learn how to effectively teach your dog to be reliable with you off leash and to further develop your relationship with your dog. Read more.
Martin Deeley is recognized internationally as an outstanding presenter, commentator and writer. He has commentated at Crufts, and for the past 26 years, for the British Country Landowners Association Game Fair at the International Gundog Arena on the annual 3 day event. His commentary combines a distinctive voice and years of experience to add to the enjoyment and education of audiences in an entertaining, enthusiastic manner. He has co-produced over 100 Gundog Championship videos and is featured in a dozen dog training videos.
Pat Trichter's animal training career began with horses -- both cutting horses and thoroughbreds. As both Registered Nurse and experienced veterinary technician, she brings a balanced and compassionate approach that helps dogs go beyond doing what is asked to become a partner in life. She has a great ability to read and train all animals -- even cats -- and delights in bringing families together bonded by their shared love of animals. Pat is a Co-Founder of the International Association of Canine Professionals.
More important? Martin and Pat are trainers of trainers, admired and respected by dog professionals throughout the US and beyond. Take a look at their site to read recommendations and testimonials from Cesar Millan, Brother Christopher of the Monks of New Skete and many more.
We are delighted to host them again
May 6 -10 for their wonderful E-Touch Course
It's an opportunity you won't want to miss
PDF Registration for can be downloaded here. For information call (407 469 5583) or email Martin.
- 4-H Dog Club of Culpeper
Dogs BOL (Bark Out Loud) Our business meeting in March went very well. Much discussion took place in regards to the Auction. Our club will have a public auction at the farm show grounds on route 29 in Culpeper in September. Check back for a day and time! Also, save the date! Saturday, July 13th! Dogs BOL will be presenting a program to include dog training and several exhibits. Come and learn more about this 4H club and what these kids are doing in the community!
- Canine Massage
Read Mary Pat's column pertaining to her favorite occupation: the well being of dogs. This will be followed up with a Question and Answer section. To read her article click here.
- Stars for Students
Congratulations to our Tracking class students and their dogs. What a great group, I look forward to round 2!
- Turkey Jerky Training Treats certainly a favorite around here! I am finding that even the most finicky eater away from home will take a Turkey Jerky treat! This is an excellent USA made training treat and dogs love them, Yum!
In addition to the classes listed on our Class Schedule page, we are also offering:
- March 31 - April 5 Volhard Dog Training Camp.
Graves' Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA. For more information, click here.
- Thursday April 11 Culpeper 4H Dog Club, Dogs BOL 6:30pm
Does a dog club sound like something you might be interested in? Join us at the Culpeper 4-H office located at 101 S. West St. Phone: 540-727-3435. This is our monthly business meeting and all are welcome!
- Sunday April 14 Mary Pat Corrigan will be offering a Canine Massage Clinic.
E-mail Mary Pat (or call her at 540-660-4367) to reserve your time.
- Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 11:30
Andrea Patten will be offering a free "Intro to Social Media (aka You Can't Break the Internet) program at Mahogany Ridge. Ever wonder what's the squawk about Twitter? Facebook: Friends, Fans or ???? Got an interest in Pinterest? Wish your dashboard would get back in the car where it belongs? Come learn how to think about using free and low-cost online tools to help you promote your business. The program is free but pre-registration is required. E-mail Andrea to reserve your space.
- Monday, April 22 Wednesday April 24
Author/consultant Andrea Patten will be in the area and has a few private coaching/onsite training spots available. All private lessons are "custom" however sample topics range from assessment & planning to developing a powerful, cost-effective internet presence. E-mail Andrea with your request.
- Thursday, April 25 4-H Dog Club of Culpeper (aka Dogs BOL).
Monthly meeting (with dogs) from 6:30 - 7:30pm at Mahogany Ridge. Cloverbuds - 6pm. Yes, this is what all the barking is about!!
What's down the path?
Lot's more training! We are looking forward to our future guests at Mahogany Ridge and the programs they provide us with!
- May 6 - 10 E-Touch Course by Martin Deeley and Pat Trichter.
Mahogany Ridge is delighted to once again host the 5-day E-Touch beginners' course. It will give you both a practical introduction to the e-collar and the training to help you incorporate it with other training equipment to build your business. Click here to look at the E-Touch course outline/schedule. PDF Registration for can be downloaded here. For information call (407 469 5583) or email Martin.
- June 1-2 Rally-O WorkShop with Laura Clute.
June is just around the corner and we have just a few spots remaining in our Rally-O workshop with Laura Clute. Join us as Laura introduces beginners to the sport or fine-tunes more experienced dog-handler teams to compete in the ribbons. Don't miss this event!
- Saturday, June 8 Canine Good Citizen Workshop 12 noon.
This two hour workshop will give you the tools you for passing the Canine Good Citizen Test. This is a great practice session for anyone considering the test in the next few months. Find out what your dog needs to know and what the already know! Some insurance companies will honor the certificate with a small discount. Call or email a must to register for the CGC .
- Saturday, June 15 Canine Good Citizen Test 12 noon.
Open to everyone, however space is limited. Test requirements website or pdf. Call or email a must for the CGC test.
- June 17-21 KidsCamp!
Registrations are now coming in for our annual KidsCamp! Be a part of something big! This weeklong day camp is for kids and their dogs and is now in its 14th year! Click on the blue links for slide shows of previous KidsCamp! Secure your spot now!
- Sunday, June 30 Therapy Dog Practice Workshop Noon - 3pm - Free
Chris VonFrieling will teach the skills needed to be a registered therapy dog team. Goal of this workshop: build on the skills you learned and covered in the CGC class to be an effective therapy dog/handler team in a variety of therapy environments. A unique opportunity for dog handlers interested in learning about animal assisted interactions.
Limited space. For registration, email or call Theresa (540-547-2958).
- October 5-6 AdultCamp!
A fun and empowering opportunity for people who would like to focus on improving communication with their dogs through teaching and training. Join us this fall when together with Jane Kline, Theresa will offer her 9th year of camps for adults and their dogs.
- A NoseFun workshop will be offered again in 2013. Check back for dates.
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