Seminars & Workshops

Class/Seminar/Events Registration Calendar

Below you will find a list of upcoming mini workshops, fun matches and full weekend seminars for a variety of activities. Use the button above (Class registration calendar) to register for events

Puppy/Young Dog Jumping W‚Äčorkshop

Friday, February 7

7:30pm-9:30pm

$75+tax

Teach your future agility star proper jumping mechanics in our puppy jumping workshop. Puppies will be introduced to the set point, slice, bend and equal distance grids. Grids help teach dogs how to jump with proper form, how to read take off points, how to bend and stay on a lead for turns, how to judge distances between jumps. Puppies should be at least 5 months of age to attend and understand the Sit cue.

Meaghan O'Neill

Contact & Gamble Agility Workshops 

Saturday, February 15


Meaghan's Bio


Wynd took Meaghan to the height of the Agility World, making 3 consecutive WAO World teams, and IFCS teams twice as alternate. Wynd was the dog that took Meaghan to the next step to the World Stage, and Wynd gave it her all while there. But it was her daughter Snow Devyl that was born for it. At only 2 years old, Snow Devyl made her first World team, and has been on a team every year since. Now at only 5 years old, they have won a Total of 7 Medals to date for Team Canada at the IFCS World Agility Championships with no signs of slowing down.


Contact Proofing and Problem Solving

9:00am-1:00pm *2 spots left*

$150+tax


Meaghan will work with each participant individually to address agility contact issues and improve performance. Proofing and problem solving contact behaviours for dogwalks, aframe and teeter. Stopped and running contacts will be addressed.


Advanced/Master Gambles

2:00pm-6:00pm *2 spots left*

$150+tax


Meaghan will challenge the participants with a variety of gamble sequences. Handling choices, lines, cuing and timing will all be discussed.

Jessica Patterson

Agility Coaching Workshops

March 27-29 (March seminar opens for registration on February 3 at 9:00am)

May 16-18

Jessica's Bio


Jessica has been named as someone to watch on the World level in agility. She is a highly skilled and talented competitor and has several impressive accomplishments under her belt. Jessica and Trix placed 5th overall at the 2014 FCI World Championships in Luxembourg, won both the Pentathlon and Biathlon at the 2015 World Agility Open Championships in the Netherlands, won the 2015 European Open in Germany and was 2nd with Lux in individual jumping at the 2018 & 2019 AWC. Jessica has represented Canada at 18 world events.

March details:

$200+tax per session.

Working spots are paid for directly on the registration calendar at the link below.

Or phone in a credit card to 587-888-0359

$60+tax to audit a session (free auditing if you have a working spot in a session)

Use the paypal button below to purchase the audit option or phone in a credit card to 587-888-0359

All the sessions are different from each other. Participants are welcome to register for more than one session

Registration Calendar

Skill Proofing Drills

Friday, March 27

1:30pm-4:30pm

Held at Hyper Hounds facility

Skill Building/Young Dog session

(teaching wraps, backsides, threadles, etc)  

Friday, March 27

6:00pm-9:00pm

Held at Hyper Hounds facility

International Handling 

Saturday, March 28

9:30am-1:00pm

held at a heated arena approximately 14 km west of Okotoks

Masters Handling   

Saturday, March 28

2:00pm-5:30pm

held at a heated arena approximately 14km west of Okotoks

Masters Handling 

Sunday, March 29

9:30am-1:00pm

held at a heated arena approximately 14km west of Okotoks

Starters/Advanced Handling

Sunday, March 29

2:00pm-5:30pm

held at a heated arena approximately 14km west of Okotoks 

Purchase audit session for Jessica Patterson ($60+tax)

Bomb Proof Indications for Scent Detection

with Danielle Todd CMT CTDI

Sunday, February 2  (2 spots left)

8:00am-3:00pm

$180+tax working spot 

This seminar will give handlers the skills to use crystal clear

communication with their dogs while building a bomb proof indication with

commitment at the source of target odor. The dogs will learn to work

calmly and independently without handler input while proofing with

distractions. When it is clear to the dog what to do when it gets in odor

it will eliminate unwanted behaviors such as pawing, digging, pushing,

checking in with their handler for more information, and also leaves less

guessing for the handler and dog team.

Course Content:

~ Relationship skills between handler and dog

~ Building a clear communication system with clicker recognition

~ Understanding use of rewards and proper use of equipment

~ Odor recognition while shaping a bomb proof indication

~ Handling odor and setting up kits

~ How body language can affect the handler and dogs performance

~ How to introduce distractions

~ Discussion of SDDA competition rules and score sheets

what to bring:

~ A motivated, hungry dog

~ A lot of food rewards for your dog. Rewards should be tasty and easy to

chew (cut up hot dogs or cheese)

~ Your dogs crate

~ A 6 foot leash

~ A flat collar or harness, no tightening collars except for control to

bring your dog in and out

~ A notebook and pen

~ A treat pouch or training vest

Scent Detection Trial Prep

TBA

Novice: 6:00pm-8:00pm (wintergreen)

Open: 8:00pm (pine)

$20+tax for interior, exterior and container search. 

Novice and Open trial prep. Interior, exterior and container searches. Feedback given on searches. $20 for the three searches. Register by clicking the class registration calendar button above

Hosted by Kelly Ladouceur, CKC, AKC and CWAGS scent detection judge and/or Amie Barnes