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Presented by Vicki Ronchette, CPDT, CAP2 and
supported by Niki Tudge, M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT
Who should attend this workshop?
Day 1: 9 AM - 4 PM, with breaks 10:30-10:45 (refreshments), 12-1 (lunch) and 2:30-2:45 (refreshments).
Day 2: 9 AM - 4 PM, with breaks 10:30-10:45 (refreshments), 12-1 (lunch) and 2:30-2:45 (refreshments).
Monthly Payment Options Available!
CEUs: PPAB 11, IAABC 13.75, CCPDT 13.75
Day One, September 22, 2019
Whether you are brand new to the show ring or are a seasoned handler, this workshop will have a lot of information for you! If you are confused about how dog shows work, this workshop will answer all those questions! This workshop is designed to be a complete introduction and explanation of dog shows including how dog shows work, the process of finishing a dog’s championship, what to expect at a show, ring procedure, how the classes work and so much more! We will cover the specific behaviors that a show dog needs to know and how to train those core behaviors. Finally, we will look at typical show dog “issues” and how to problem solve those issues as well as more complex ones.
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Day Two, September 23, 2019
The Industry’s Hidden Treasure – Conformation Classes and Coaching
There is a huge area of dog training business that is not being utilized by most dog trainers and that is working with show dogs. So many people don’t take on show dog clients because they don’t feel they have enough experience, but there is a lot that skilled positive reinforcement trainers have to offer and this workshop will help them put the pieces together to offer conformation classes. Since the release of her first book in 2007, Vicki has created many successful techniques for training and perfecting show ring behaviors and walked the line between being a successful positive reinforcement trainer and being an owner/handler/breeder in the show ring. She has coached many longtime breeders, breed enthusiasts and professional handlers to teach them new ways to approach show dog training and problem solving.
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About Your Presenters
Vicki Ronchette, CPDT, CAP2
Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT
Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University in the UK she is also a certiﬁed Six Sigma Black Belt, a International Training Board TS1, TS2 & TS3 certiﬁed people trainer and a certiﬁed facilitator and project manager.
Niki is currently the president and founder of The DogSmith, an international licensing company for pet trainers and pet care providers. Niki is the president and founder of The Pet Professional Guild, an industry association for science based, force-free, humane, pet professionals. Niki also founded and is a faculty member at DogNostics Career Center, an online school for pet trainers, behavior consultants and pet care providers. Niki currently serves as the president of Doggone Safe a nonprofit organization aimed at dog bite prevention through community education initiatives.
Sponsored and Hosted at the DogSmith Training Center
9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel. FL 33545
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