Seminars and Workshops

Connie Cleveland Two Day Competitive Obedience Workshop

Date June 25th & 26th, 2022

Connie is an internationally recognized dog trainer who offers specialized weekend training seminars to competitive dog trainers and instructors around the country and overseas. Her own experience includes 11 Obedience Trial Champions (OTCH), 2 Field Champions (FC), 5 Amateur Field Champions (AFC), a UDT Maltese and a CDX Shih-Tzu. As important as Connie’s achievements in training her own dogs is her passion for teaching others. Connie taught obedience classes to more than 100 students each week for 33 years. Currently, she coaches students online through her membership site at In addition to teaching seminars, she offers several webinars a year and has developed digital training products addressing puppy training, ring preparation, proofing, and tricks that transition to obedience exercises. Previously, she authored a DVD series, “How Dogs Learn, The Connie Cleveland Method” and a book entitled “Dogs Are Problems Solvers, Handlers Should Be.” She is a regular contributor to Front & Finish and The Golden Retriever News. (For more information, please visit


PAYMENT IN FULL is required to reserve a spot.

After you submit this registration form, an invoice will be sent with the payment details. Once your payment is received, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

If you wish to cancel your registration on or after April 30th , 2022:

The host will keep a cancellation fee of $250 unless you find some to take your spot.

Early Bird Pricing until February 28th $400+hst

Regular pricing after February 28th $450+hst

Closer to the seminar, all participants with a working spot will receive a form to submit more specific information about the dog.

Obedience Workshops with Rose Apollonio

If you are looking to win in the ring, Rose is wanting to get you there. Her workshops fill up fast as her knowledge and skills speak for themselves. Limited spots are available.

Rose’s Resume: I’ve been competing with my dogs for 29 years, and teaching competitive obedience for 25 years. Teaching has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of different breeds from all seven groups. My dogs have titled in CKC, AKC, UKC, Shutzhund, Rally, Herding and Tracking events. I have over 550 HITs and more than twenty 200 scores with 3 different breeds of dogs. I’ve had the #1 Obedience Dog in Canada 4 times (and am the first handler to have achieved that), and my dogs have been in the Top 10 fifteen times. In addition, my dogs have achieved multiple Dog World Awards, placed second at the World Series of Obedience, won the Purina National, won the HIT of HITs, been invited to Crufts to represent Canada, qualified for the National Obedience Invitational (NOI) in the U.S., been invited to compete at Westminster multiple times, as well as qualified for the Eukanuba Obedience Championships in Novice, Open, Utility and Masters. My Rottweiler (“Iko”) won the American Rottweiler Club Eastern Regional Obedience Championship; my Weimaraner (“Asia”) won the Weimaraner Club of America National Obedience Championship; and my Golden Retriever (“Edge”) won the Golden Retriever Club of Canada National Obedience Championship. My newest Golden (“Blitz”) achieved 25 HITs in his first year of Obedience competitions. I’m proud of the accomplishments that my dogs have achieved; but I’m also exceptionally proud of the accomplishments of my students over the years — all of whom have worked hard to fulfill their goals and attain the CKC, AKC and UKC titles that they were working toward.

Spring Tracking Workshop with Susan Read Date April 23rd, 2022

Susan Reed will be reviewing the fundamentals of tracking as well as introducing techniques to help you and your dog succeed. Come out and learn how to trust your dog to lead you in the right direction. We are limited to 8 participants in this workshop. Read more about Susan’s impressive resume here:

Advanced Tracking Workshop with Susan Read Date TBA (FALL)

Susan Read will be returning to teach tracking at an advanced level. The tracks will be longer, the difficulty will increase and the fun will continue as you put your dog’s nose to the test. This workshop will be for those who have prior experience at the intermediate level. We are limited to 6 working spots in this workshop. Susan’s bio can be found here:

Do you wonder what you could be doing better during your Scent Detection runs?

Human Remains Detection Workshop with Susan Read

Date March 26th, 2022

Human Remains Detection (HRD) dogs are trained to specifically find the odour of decomposing human remains. Dogs will be imprinted on teeth, bone and tissue odours, and will work on source in various states of decomposition.
We will begin with a discussion on how the body decomposes. Dogs will be imprinted on teeth, bone and tissue odours, and will work on source in various states of decomposition. Dogs will locate remains in open area exercises, rubble and elevated problems.