Megan Foster Seminars

ONEMIND DOGS SEMINAR

Presented by Megan Foster

November 4th - 7th, 2021

Redline Canine Training Center, LLC
W188N11770 Maple Road, Germantown, WI  53022

Thursday PM Lecture, November 4th

Solve it! R+ Problem Solving for Agility Dogs

Agility is fun and exciting, but only if we have a willing participant that is able to learn in the class/seminar environment. This lecture will address common issues with focus, motivation, and arousal with an emphasis on on:
- training structure and habits -
- reward strategies -
- loopy training -

Friday All-Day Seminar, November 5th

Blueprint for Sequencing

This seminar will cover the critical skills that are needed for successful sequencing:
- clear reinforcement strategies -
- timing & connection loop -
- commitment & keeping commitment -
- following the handling -
- & more! -

It is suitable for dogs of any age, especially dogs just getting started with their agility training or coursework.

Limited number of working spots.

Saturday All-Day Seminar, November 6th

Coursework: Connecting the Dots

This seminar will cover how handlers can choose their optimal positions on course and make handling strategies that meet their needs, their dog needs, and the demands of the course without feeling rushed or panicked.

The morning will focus heavily on discussion, handler mechanics, and training without the dog. This allows the handlers to focus solely on their skills so that when the dog joins us in the afternoon, the handler is able to focus on what the dog needs during the training.

Limited number of working spots.

Sunday All-Day Seminar, November 7th

Coursework: Are You Stuck Handling from Behind?

If you feel stuck handling from behind, maybe you need to add some new tools to your toolbox!

I prefer "handling from not close" to describe this handling style. When you are handling at a distance, you are still providing timely information to your dog in order to stay ahead of the dog in the timing loop. This seminar will cover those techniques and skills that make everyone's time on course more enjoyable.

The morning will focus heavily on discussion, handler mechanics, and training without the dog. This allows the handlers to focus solely on their skills so that when the dog joins us in the afternoon, the handler is able to focus on what the dog needs during the training.

Limited number of working spots.

Other planned 2021 Megan Foster seminar dates include September 3-6 and November 5-8. November dates are dependent on Cynosport interest.

Megan Foster has been training in agility nearly her entire life. With over 20 years of experience, she has worked with hundreds of dogs within a large variety of breeds.

In 1999, she began competing with her first Shetland Sheepdog, Buddy. Buddy taught Megan about the powerful humane-canine bond and inspired her to pursue a career in agility. In 2005, she attended her first national event and took fifth place in the $10,000 Dog Agility Steeplechase Finals. Megan also became a USDAA Judge - the youngest ever - at 13 years old. Since then, she has competed at national events every year with multiple dogs, taking a dog to the finals many times.

A highly sought-after trainer and OneMind Dogs Assistant Coach, she currently competes with her two border collies, Smack and Shock, and Shrek, a Parson Russell Terrier. Megan teaches at Synergy Dog Sports in Washington State and travels throughout the country as a judge and instructor.

Megan’s passion as a trainer is to teach agility handling and training from the dog’s perspective and to coach agility handlers of all ages to handle intuitively and with efficiency, ultimately creating happy dogs.

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