German Shepherd Dog > Seminars...Who would you like to see (49 replies)
Seminars...Who would you like to see
by brynjulf on 14 September 2011 - 14:48
|I am lining up seminars for the 2012 season and would love some suggestions on who to invite to speak in our neck o the woods. I'm currently poking at Mike Ellis and Janice Gunn. Would love some imput. Need about 5 more speakers for the year.|
by clc29 on 14 September 2011 - 14:56
|Where's your neck of the woods?|
If it's close to my neck of the woods (New Mexico) I'd second Michael Ellis.
Been to a Bernard Flinks seminar and would do it again in a heart beat.....great teacher.
by thunderingnights on 14 September 2011 - 14:58
|Tony Nikl at CanCzechDogs. Period.|
by brynjulf on 14 September 2011 - 16:22
|Hi we are in Williams Lake BC. Lots of clinics in Vancouver but it is really hard to get anyone up North. So I am on a mission to run some great clinics for us Northern Folk :)|
by Felloffher on 14 September 2011 - 16:54
by Duderino on 14 September 2011 - 17:15
|Hah, do the States a favor and keep Michael Ellis in Canada.|
by duke1965 on 14 September 2011 - 18:30
brynjulf , if you want some great obedience input , get lucie kalocova from czech republic , she is very good in ob but also super in explaining it to the crowd
by Bob McKown on 14 September 2011 - 19:05
I would like to spend a week with Helmut Raiser.
by brynjulf on 14 September 2011 - 19:30
Felloffher, I train on the coast mostly. ( don't worry i'm not an associate of mr. your lab is so dumb you must beat it with a radiator hose....) Tried to get in with the Prince George batch but they are not taking new members. it would be great not to have the haul to the coast regular... OK I have to ask about your user name. What does it mean? inquiring minds want to know
by Psycht on 14 September 2011 - 20:04
|I have been to both Janice Gunn and Ellis seminars. What is the audience for these seminars? I have attended Ellis seminars annually for 8 or 9 years so obviously I enjoy Michael's training style. With that said, my understanding is that Michael rarely does traveling seminars these days as his focus is on his school in N. CA so I would check with him before getting too far ahead in plans on having him come up. |
My local all-breed club had Janice Gunn out for a weekend seminar and she was good. Definately was geared more towards AKC style obedience and training for specific exercises etc. She could have seminars tailored differently due to interests though - this was just the topic of our seminar.
So I think that it depends on what you are looking for in a seminar provider.
One person to look at is Bridget Carlsen: http://www.bridgetcarlsen.com/host.html
I have not been to one of her seminars but hear they are fantastic. Hope to attend one in the future.
by Duderino on 14 September 2011 - 20:20
|Again AKC, GRTR's and not working dogs. Saw some of her work around some agility events and was not impressed. Depends on the discipline, why not look at the people who consistently win at the sport in which you compete? If you want Mondio, Michael Ellis would do, but for bitework Fernando Dosta is better. If you want SchH or IPO I would look elsewhere, look at the track record. Sure you may have gone for 8 or 9 years but what have you won? Not trying to get personal but if someone wants to reach their full potential with their dog in SchH, Michael has done very little and off the top of my head, I can't think of any of his "pupils" who have either. Again, what's your main goal?|
by brynjulf on 14 September 2011 - 20:26
As we are a private kennel and do many other things other than Schutzhund. I am looking to book agility trainers, herding , clicker training just about anything dog related. Nutritionists that sort of thing. I've known Janice since she started training and always include her in the lineup :) And yes Michael is spending more time at home. I will look into everyone else mentioned as well :)
by Felloffher on 14 September 2011 - 20:27
The name Felloffher is nothing more than a funny (maybe only to some) user name. There's no story behind it and it's not intended to be derogatory as some here take it. I was going to the coast to train as well, but my new job is really limiting by ability to get down there regularly. I'll shoot you a PM.
by brynjulf on 14 September 2011 - 20:35
I wouldnt have any of our French Ring BC boys do a seminar. They are just babes in the sport. Ray Underwood introduced it here then Scott ( can't rember his last name)and his dad sort of reintroduced it when Mals became the hip thing here in BC 20 years ago. We need fun knowlegeable teachers :)
by Psycht on 14 September 2011 - 20:49
|Duderino - are you speaking to me? I fail to see what I have won has to do with anything. As I said, I enjoy Michael's training style. I enjoy attending his seminars. My enjoying these things does not affect anyone else and if others think my time and money could be better spent going to different seminar providers, they have a right to have that opinion just as I have a right to ignore said opinion |
With that said, I am primarily an AKC style obedience person and while I have titled in Schutzhund, I do not consider it my sport of choice due to my breed and the lack of training opportunities in the area I live. I am currently working towards an OTCh with my youngest dog.
by Slamdunc on 14 September 2011 - 23:07
|For SchH Debbie Zappia and Bernhard Flinks are awesome. I would highly recommend either of them. Debbie is unbelievable in all around OB, one of the best and her tracking seminars are awesome. Bernhard is great with bite work and OB as well. Both would be well worth it and their knowledge, track record and experience crosses several sports and disciplines.|
by SitasMom on 15 September 2011 - 01:20
|Ellis and Croyer are tops|
by Chaz Reinhold on 15 September 2011 - 03:19
|Like Psycht said, think Ellis wants you to come to him. I'll second jim's choices. Always like Ivan, or you can go with someone similar that trains with him in Greg Doud. His gf, Bridget?, is excellent in obedience and gives numerous seminars mostly to akc competitors. You can probably get a package deal. Les flores is somewhat close to you.|
by Pirates Lair on 15 September 2011 - 04:12
|"I wouldnt have any of our French Ring BC boys do a seminar. They are just babes in the sport. "|
Maybe ask Felloffer about Vince Nelles before making a comment like that.
by steve1 on 15 September 2011 - 04:55
|What about Ronny van den Berghe proven fact in performance, 4 times WUSV World Champion, 5 times Belgian Champion.|