Seminars and Workshops

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 fulfil their goals and attain the CKC, AKC and UKC titles that they were working toward.

June 26th, 2021 is focusing on “Losing Points in the Ring”. Click on the dates below to register.

Intermediate Tracking Workshop with Susan Read Date: April 24th, 2021 ***FULL***

Susan Reed will be reviewing the fundamentals of tracking. This workshop will be for those who have prior experience with tracking or have attended an introductory level workshop. We are limited to 8 participants in this workshop. Read more about Susan’s impressive resume here:

All Breeds Eye Clinic with Dr. Nick Whelan ***FULL***

Dr. Whelan will be onsite at our Lakefield location for all breeds to have their eyes examined for clearances. Date: July 24th, 2021

Advanced Tracking Workshop with Susan Read Date: September 25th, 2021

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?

Nose Doubt About It with CKC Judge Annie Prange Date: June 5th and 6th, 2021

Have you ever asked yourself? I was assessed a fault at my last trial and I’m not sure how to fix it. I’m moving up to higher levels what kind of new hide challenges might we face?

If any of these resonate with you then you might be interested in my Workshop!

Over the course of the 2-day workshop we will cover:

Day 1 Focus – Handling and Faults

  • Handling – Are you holding your dog back inadvertently? What common mistakes do judges see?
  • Faults – What are they and how can you avoid making them?

Day 2 Focus – Distractions and Challenging Hide Locations

  • Distractions – Balls, stuffed toys, and food – ideas for proofing
  • Challenging Hide Locations – How do judges determine where to set hides as the level increase?

Annie’s Scent Detection Background in a nutshell

  • Trained Maestro the 1st & only Flat Coated Retriever* to earn the UKC NCH title
  • Trained Maestro the 1st dog to earn the UKC NWGC title
  • Trained Maestro the 1st Flat Coated Retriever* to the AKC Master (SWM) title
  • We are now earning AKC Detective legs
  • Trained Trix** to the UKC Elite Level Nosework (EN) title
  • Trained Trix** to the AKC Excellent Level Scent Detection (SWE)
  • UKC Nosework Certifying Official & CKC Scent Detection judge

*Maestro (GCh Am/UKC Ch RUSH’S Q UP THE BAND RAE CDX WC) CKC: PCD, CDI, CDX, RAE, WC AKC: BN, CDX, RE, NAJ, SHDA, SWM UKC: URO3, UAGII, PTE, EHD, NCH, NWGC FCRSA: WC

**Trix (GCh Am/UKC Ch RUSH’S TRUE ILLUSION RA CD WC) CKC: PCD, CD, RA, WC AKC: BN, RN, SWE UKC: URO1, UAGII, PTE, EHD, EN, SNCH FCRSA: WC