ALL of our workshops are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the workshop is canceled

SPORT WORKSHOP

Come explore the world of drive sports.

We will start with covering training and safety along with giving you a window into Train Through Game.

We will go over our Friday Night Sport Club and how you can come enjoy friendly competitions.

We will then get your dogs out and working on Spring Pole, Wall Climb and explore Tug and Flirt Pole

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Once you and your dog fall in love with these sports - come enjoy our bi-weekly Friday Night Sport Club Competitions.

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If you are wanting a working spot (bringing your dog) be sure all your dogs current records are input into the system.

All dogs MUST be properly crate trained to wait comfortably in the crate until their turn. This means no digging, biting, barking, anxious behavior in the crate.

All vaccines/titers/Bordetella must be UTD (within the year)

Please bring: lots of small soft treats, flat collar & harness (back clip harness), leash, notebook and pen.

Workshops are Non-Refundable unless the workshop is canceled or moved to a date you can not attend.

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Working Spot - $125

Audit Spot - $95

 Nose Work Basics - Preparation for Novice Level AKC and NW1 in NACSW

January 11th and January 25th | 10:30a - 2P

Nose Work

This and ALL of our workshops are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the workshop is canceled

This will be a 2 Series Workshop - Foundations 1 and Foundations 2

(Basics for novice level in AKC and NW1 in NACSW) –

The series will include the following

Foundation 1 and Foundation 2

Everyone is welcome from pet owners just wanting to learn something fun to do with their dog at home, a biologically fulfilling purpose for your dog, to beginners curious about the sport of scent/nose work and for those wanting to get ready to trial on the AKC and/or NACSW.

This activity/sport is fun for EVERYONE from humans to dogs.

Snacks and drinks provided.

This Workshop will cover:

Foundation 1 – The perfect way to start your dog on their nose work path. In this seminar, we will introduce our dogs to odor and get them started on the basics of searching for odor. At the end of the seminar, dogs should be able to identify a tin with birch in three plastic boxes by the end of the seminar.

Foundation 2 – Here we up he game. We’ll teach the dogs to work past distractions and to hit on odor the first time they encounter it. We’ll also introduce white boxes and get the dogs started on their way to their birch ORT or AKC novice containers.

$225/person/dog for working (you bring a dog)

$160/person Audit (you don't bring a dog)


Everyone is welcome from pet owners just wanting to learn something fun to do with their dog at home, a biologically fulfilling purpose for your dog, to beginners curious about the sport of scent/nose work and for those wanting to get ready to trial on the AKC and/or NACSW.
This activity/sport is fun for EVERYONE from humans to dogs.
Snacks and drinks provided.
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If you are participating in a working spot - (bringing a dog) - all dogs must be 100% crate trained to comfortably and calmly wait in the crate until their turn to work.
Limited working spots
All vaccines/titers/Bordetella must be UTD (within the year)
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Audit Spots (not bringing a dog) when you register **our system requires you have an animal input into the system - please pick "FISH" and fill in anything required. This will satisfy the system. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Nose Work Scent Kits will be for sale at the workshop

Click here to register:
https://thehoundsgrounds.propetware.com/newAccount
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About your Instructor:
Trisha Rettig has been training dogs for over a decade and is an active competitor. Her students have competed in obedience, rally, and nose work at all levels from brand new beginners to the highest levels of competitions. They have achieved many placings, made the top 10 at national trials, and received multiple high in trials. Trisha’s own dogs have achieved a NW2 in nose work and have earned multiple national rankings in obedience. Her current dog is working on her UDX and earning OTCH points. Trisha’s methods focus on using operant conditioning to build the drive to work in all types of dogs. She has worked with all types and sizes of dogs ranging from large high drive breeds to tiny toy dogs. Her goals are to teach you how to teach your dog and to have her students enjoy their training time with their dogs.
Trisha has studied under and uses the methods and techniques of Margaret Simek of One Happy Dog
www.onehappydog.com if you would like to learn more.
Trisha has obtained titles in obedience (UDs, OM points, UDX legs, OTCh points), rally (RE), nose work (ORT, NW2), tracking (TD), and trick dog (TKA). She has also trained in agility, conformation, herding, and hunt test work.SUNDAY 12:30 - 16:30 

OBEDIENCE/RALLY INTRO

An Introduction to Obedience and Rally  – Want to learn more about two exciting dog sports? Obedience and rally are great ways to show off the hard work you’ve put into training your dog. In obedience you can take your sit, down, stay, and walking nicely on a leash to the next level. In rally you follow signs on a course laid out by the judge working through your skills. Both sports deepen the bond with your dog and bring their skills to the next level. We’ll introduce the basics of obedience and rally and help answer questions about what might be the best sport option for you. We’ll also demonstrate some of the skills that your dogs can learn and even set up a little rally course for you to run with your dog! This seminar is designed as an over view of the sports and designed for question asking.

$75

We will allow the first 5 dog/people friendly dogs that sign up to come.  They must be properly crate trained (no wining, barking, scratching, digging, heavy panting, etc.) 

When signing up - if you are NOT going to bring a dog pick "FISH" as your pet  - this will make your life easier by not having to complete pet profiles

This and ALL of our workshops are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the workshop is canceled

December 14th - 3p - 4:30p

Your Instructor Trisha Rettig (see above for details)

Click here to register:

https://thehoundsgrounds.propetware.com/newAccount

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Urban Trancking/VST

We are Suuuuper Excited for this !
Tracking - 3 part Workshop to teach you and your dog tracking.
When you register you will be registering for all 3 at a discount or you may sign up individually as well, just give us a call if you are wanting to sign up for a single workshop. 714-375-3188

January 12th, January 26th & February 2nd

9am - 12p

This and ALL of our workshops are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the workshop is canceled
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Tracking is a "man made" test of a dog's scenting abilities. The dog follows the actual footsteps of a person, using the human's scent and the scent of the disturbed ground (yes, even on cement!).
The dog & handler work together as a team to locate one or more items the tracklayer dropped.
Tracking is similar to, but very different from other sports like Nosework, scentwork, and the various Search & Rescue training.
Because the dog follows an exact path (footsteps) it can be practiced in many locations since you can predict where the team will be going. You can avoid congested or unsafe areas, while making good use of the environment.
Since you can plan the team's path you can track nearly anywhere. Open fields are wonderful, but college campuses, industrial parks, shopping centers and any large areas are easy & convenient

Everyone who tries tracking is amazed by their dogs' scenting abilities and has a new appreciation for their best friend!

As a sport, there are many different titles available. But tracking is not competitive; it's pass/fail. This contributes to the supportive attitude of so many of the participants.
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If you are participating in a working spot - (bringing a dog) - all dogs must be 100% crate trained to comfortably and calmly wait in the crate until their turn to work.
Limited working spots
All vaccines/titers/Bordetella must be UTD (within the year)
Please bring: lots of small soft treats, flat collar or harness (back clip harness), leash, notebook and pen.
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*Tracking is a great sport or great for relationship and enrichment with your dog, you don't have to trial, you can just have fun and fulfill your dog. It is for nearly every dog & handler team.

*Tracking builds focus, time on task & teamwork in a positive manner
tracking is a no-impact sport & not timed, so it's great for puppies, mature dogs, sport dogs, and handlers of a certain age.

*Tracking can be very mentally challenging, so it is excellent for the canine "wild child" or performance dog. It will allow them a feeling of satisfaction for a job well done. They're usually so worn out after a good session they go home & sleep!

*Tracking is great for competition dogs because cross-training prevents burnout, keeps the primary sport fresh, and enhances teamwork & drive

*Tracking is a wonderful way for owners to get a glimpse into the world of scent that a dog lives in

*Tracking is an excellent way to bond with your dog and enrich his life.

*Tracking can be done nearly anywhere, at any time, with very minimal equipment

*Tracking is a unique sport in that teamwork between equal partners is necessary, but the dog leads the dance!
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About your Instructor:
Vita Allison grew up participating in many dog sports and has titled over 30 dogs of different breeds in AKC and other venues, often achieving the highest awards and national rankings. She is teaching both AKC Rally and Tracking for LOTC.
Vita has enjoyed tracking with a number of dogs of various breeds, ages, and sizes - especially in urban situations. She has written numerous articles to help people get started tracking, many of which were published in Dog Sport Magazine. Vita is fascinated by the science of scent and would really enjoy introducing you & your dog to tracking!!
Vita is also one of AKC’s first Southern California Rally judges. She continues to exhibit and do all she can to popularize the sport. She has been successful in many sports, including Rally, with Borzoi, Whippets, Boxer, Doberman, Schipperke, Parson, and most recently her Australian Shepherd. Vita is always learning new training techniques.

 

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Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

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