Freestyle with Bev Blanchard

8/5/2017 @ 9:00 AM at Main Building | Map
Even if you are not musical—this two day clinic is all about training your dog and elevating
your skills as a trainer. Freestyle is an amazing sport that really connects dog and
handler.

This workshop is for you if:
? You are a person who wants to enrich the vocabulary and communication
between you and your dog
? You are a person who wants to teach his/her dog to learn new behaviors and
tricks
? You love training and working with your dog
? You are a professional or aspiring dog trainer looking to improve your
training chops as well as your instructing skills
? You like to have fun and work with your dog!
About Freestyle...
Canine Freestyle is a dog sport, built upon the bond achieved through a positive working
relationship between dog and handler. In canine freestyle - training, dedication,
teamwork, music, and creativity - all combine to create a unique performance equally
supported by both members, but highlighting the canine partner. Freestyle is fun for all
dogs of different ages and breeds. It is also a wonderful form of entertainment for friends,
family, schools, churches, hospitals, and nursing homes.

About Bev Blanchard
Bev has been showing, training dogs and even raising puppies for Leader Dogs for the Blind since she was a young girl earning numerous titles including a State and Regional Dog Award. Dogs have consumed Bev's life as she is now employed at Leader Dogs as Manager of their Canine Development Department!! Ms. Blanchard is very knowledgeable about dogs being certified in canine massage, a past USDAA agility judge, and titling numerous conformation dogs! She is a certified WCFO judge of both proficiency (required moves) and regular classes in Heelwork to Music and Musical Freestyle as well as judge for Rally Freestyle Elements. She has taught classes in agility, obedience, clicker, motivation as well as freestyle to youth and adults. Bev is a current instructor of freestyle at Camp Gone to the Dogs in Vermont and has given workshops across the country. Students at her workshop presentations have included dog writers, top dog trainers, and obedience judges who can't wait to learn more from her; booking her for return workshops almost immediately!

Freestyle and Advanced Heelwork! Bev showed in conformation, earth dog trials, agility, and freestyle with her Border Terrier, Sonic, who at one time was rated the 3rd highest titled freestyle dog in the country! She is an incredibly talented teacher and is the 1st person in the world to earn 2 Bronze Medals in the Proficiency Tests. She then continued on with her once feral mixed breed Vinnie with freestyle and rally titles and her Labrador Retriever Rave who also has freestyle and rally titles.

Currently she is competing with her four year old German Wirehaired Pointer Wink who was a Best of Breed winner at Westminster Kennel Club in New York, Best of Opposite Sex at the German Wirehaired Pointer National Specialty as well as has rally, hunting and barn hunt titles to go along with her CGC title. Together they also passed the Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner training course for clicker training.

Cost:
Auditing Spot - $75.00
Working Spot - $150.00
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