Seminars & Special Events



Deb Jones Sept 14 ZEN LOGIC: Making Sense of Self-Control (AUDITING)
Deb Jones Sept 14

ZEN LOGIC: Making Sense of Self-Control

This day will be devoted to exploring the concept of control and how it applies to living with and training our dogs. How do we gain and maintain control yet still allow our dogs freedom and choice without undue pressure or coercion? How can we help our dogs understand that waiting for permission to get or take what they want is the better choice than just grabbing it?
Deb will talk about the concept of control and using a positive reinforcement- based approach to teach it. We will introduce and practice a variety of control exercises using either food or toys (depending on your dog). All exercises are built around the zen concept that “to get what you want you must give up what you want”. However, we are careful to avoid conflict and frustration throughout the process. These exercises are important for dogs of all ages, types, and personalities.



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SEM-DJ914-A
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
TBD 9/14 - 9/14 Sa 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $75.00 View

Deb Jones Sept 15 Let’s Get FOCUSED! (AUDITING)

Deb Jones Sept 15 Let’s Get FOCUSED! 

Get Focused! is one of Deb’s most popular courses at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. Everyone wants focus, but do you really understand what it is and how to get it? It’s more complicated than most people think! It’s a struggle to train a dog who does not have focus. You are often fighting with competing environmental distractions. If your dog is unfocused, we will work to identify the reasons why your dog is not engaged with you. Unfocused dogs may suffer from a lack of clarity, a lack of enthusiasm, a lack of control, a lack of confidence, a lack of foundation work, or some combination of those variables.
Come join us in learning why dogs do not have focus, and to tailor a plan for each individual team to develop an engaged and focused dog. Deb will present and lead you through a series of simple, yet highly effective, focus exercises throughout the day. All dogs at all levels of training can benefit from dedicated focus work.



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SEM-DJ915-A
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
TBD 9/15 - 9/15 Su 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $75.00 View

Kerry Smith Aug 31 2019 Essential Skills and Problem Solving AUDITING




Do you have questions about a specific skill or issue in the ring or in training? Here’s your chance to work on problem solving those issues and developing a plan to fix them. Depending on participant response, Kerry will help you with anything from building drive, impulse control, start line stays with focus, jumping skills, collection drills, tighter turns, and teaching verbals. Young dogs welcome!







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SEM-KS83119A
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
TBD 8/31 - 8/31 Sa 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $95.00 View

Kerry Smith Sep 1 2019 Skills in Short Sequences AUDITING




This session will help you develop skills to improve distance and gain advantage on course whether you are handling ahead, laterally or behind. We will use short sequences that focus on skills needed to be successful in agility. Time will be taken to make sure criteria of these skills are understood by both the handler and the dog. Drills and homework will be given so these skills can easily be worked on at home with a few obstacles. Jumps and tunnels only.







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SEM-KS90119A
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
TBD 9/1 - 9/1 Su 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $95.00 View

Kerry Smith Sep 2 2019 Course Analysis AUDITING




Have you said “I can’t get there” or “I’m not fast enough”? This session will
focus on course analysis and lines to find the clearest and fastest path for
your dog. Finding the best lines on a course will help you determine which
way to turn on a course and choose the best way to handle a sequence.
Finding the natural line for the dog will make you feel less frantic on course
and be more proactive. It will let your dog know earlier which way to go and
you will see less frustration in your dog and you will actually have to run less.







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SEM-KS90219A
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
TBD 9/2 - 9/2 Mo 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $95.00 View