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Proprioception workshop with Sam Turner
Sun 6 August 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 BST
We are very lucky to have Sam Turner join us to deliver her amazing proprioception workshops
Through proprioception training we teach our dogs to be aware of their bodies, to develop good motor skills, balance, strength and flexibility. Dogs that are self-aware and have good motor skills also are more self-confident. Through teaching proprioception exercises we can help less confident or anxious dogs to be more confident in themselves and their handlers.
This is not just good for dogs that go into sports but is a basic need for any dog. Proprioception exercises can reduce the risk of injuries and increase fitness for any dog.
In the workshop we will be doing cavaletti work. This developes awareness and coordination of all 4 feet and it also works on focus, stamina and conditioning of the muscles.
We will also be working on feet placement on different objects to work on coordination and focus as well as balance work. For the balance work we will be working with balance balls. You will learn how to get started and learn about core stability training.
This workshop is appropriate for dogs aged 12 months and upward that do not have physical limitations due to inuries or otherwise.
Morning workshop 10-12.30
Afternoon workshop 14-16.30
spectator places available
Please note that dogs not booked in as a handler spot will not be able to attend this event, sorry. This event will be outdoors so please wear weather appropraite clothes
Bio Sam turner
Sam studied Ethology at Wageningen University where she received her Masters ofScience (Msc) degree in 1998. From there she specialised in dog behevaiour and training. In 2006 she founded her own dog training facility Paws4Fun. Always wanting to continue learning and teaching she attends different courses and seminars. From 2010 till 2012 Sam was a mentor in the Learning about Dogs team for the online learning environment COLLAR. In 2012 she developed Proprioception training for dogs in The Netherlands. This has resulted in a puppy, adolescent and senior programme in the form of workshops and courses. Teaching is a passion for Sam and in 2013 she started an instructors course on Proprioception training as well as an online learning environment (Clicker Training Academy). She gives lectures and workshops for professionals in the pet and sport dog industry on the subjects clicker training, puppy development, adolescents and proprioception training in different countries (Scotland, England, Belgium, France, The Netherlands). Also she has written several articles on dog behaviour and clicker training for the Dutch website doggo.nl. And in June 2016 she will be speaking at the IMDT (Institute for Modern Dog Trainers) conference for dog trainers and dog behaviourists.
Location and parking:
Canons Brook golf club is located off of Elizabeth way in Harlow, CM19 5BE. The venue is 10 minutes from the M11 junction. There is a large FREE car park at the venue.
Please note this course is theory based, therefore any dogs attending will need to remain in cars/vans in the car park. There will be plenty of breaks should you choose to bring your dog and there is an area to allow your dog to stretch their legs and toilet. Whilst every effort will be made to support your dog’s comfort they remain the responsibility of their Human at all times.
5 minutes away from our venue. They have a small number of rooms available for guests with Dogs.
Cancellation policy: 6 months prior to event 75% money back
3-6 months prior 50% money back
0-3 months no refund available