03 April 2010

New classes in Quakertown starting in June! Sign up now!!!

Beginning Tuesday June 1st
Taught by Rosanne DeMascio
Outdoors at Kerales Farm in Quakertown PA
Contact Rosanne for information rdrift@gmail.com

5:30pm Novice/Open
This class is for the inexperienced competition dog, or advanced handlers with young dogs learning to run courses. Dogs should be familiar with all obstacles, but need not be perfect. Class will be focused on handling, teamwork, and the dog's responses to the handler on skill-focused intermediate level sequences, and on introducing different angles and discriminations of contacts and weaves.

7pm Masters/Excellent
This class is for the experienced dog and handler, currently competing in Excellent or Masters. Courses will contain various difficult handling sequences and obstacle approaches, including weave entries and discriminations.

Classes will be every Tuesday beginning June 1st in the Quakertown area. 6-Week Session for $140, limit 8 dogs per class. Drop-ins will be available at $25/night if spots remain unfilled; email Rosanne at rdrift@gmail.com for details.

About the instructor: Rosanne has been involved in dog agility since 1992, and has found success in both USDAA and AKC. In USDAA she has put ADCH's on 4 dogs, made the Grand Prix Finals 5 times, Steeplechase Finals 2 times, and been a Team Finalist many times, finishing in the top 3 overall in both 2008 and 2009. She is a member of the 2010 IFCS USA World Team traveling to compete in England in May. In AKC, she attended World Team Tryouts in 2009, finishing 6th on Day 1 and handling the entire weekend without a single off course. At AKC Nationals 2009 she made the Challenger Round with one dog and Finals with the other, and in 2010 made Challenger Round with both dogs, winning into and subsequently winning the Final Round and Championship with Drifter in the 20" class. Rosanne puts a strong focus on clear body language, and teaching the dog to respond quickly and accurately to her cues. She is known for quiet, efficient handling. She has also found great success teaching running contacts to her dogs. She stresses helping the dog think for himself, and also that confidence both in handling and on obstacles leads to speed.

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Seriously, sign up so I can quit my job ;)

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