Events & Seminars

Fusion Pet Retreat’s training center offers various events and seminars on a regular basis. We are happy to partner with different community organizations to offer various events. We also offer Seminars taught by our qualified instructors in different topics including agility, behavior, and more.

All events & seminars are hosted in the comfort of a climate-controlled 11,000 sq. ft. indoor facility.

Upcoming Agility Seminars

OneMind Dogs' Handling Techniques 1

When: Saturday & Sunday, July 24th & 25th from 8am-4pm
Cost: $250
Instructor: Beth Hostetter

Come learn to Speak “Dog”! Dogs have their own way of communicating. Imagine ‘talking’ with your dog in a language that is natural to them, rather than trying to teach them your language! OneMind Dogs handling method uses our body language in a way that all dogs everywhere understand this language. It is the universal language of Dogs!

In the 2 days of this seminar you will learn how to communicate effectively and efficiently with your dog for the 8 techniques most commonly used on agility courses. You will learn to understand them from your dog’s perspective. Handling becomes smoother when your dog understands. Dogs run faster and calmer with clear communication!

The seminar is appropriate for dogs and handlers at all levels of training from beginner to master level.
The dog just must be able to sequence 5-6 obstacles. We will be using only tunnels and jumps for the training, no contacts or weave poles.

Understand in-depth from your dog’s perspective: Front Cross, Backside Send, Blind Cross, False Turn, Lateral Push, Rear Cross, Whisky Cross and Reverse Spin

 

OneMind Dogs' Handling Techniques 2

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 21st & 22nd from 8am-4pm
Cost: $250
Instructor: Beth Hostetter

Loved OneMind Dogs Handling Techniques One? Ready to take your handling to the next level? Welcome to OneMind Dogs Handling Techniques TWO!

In the 2 days of this seminar you will learn 8 more techniques from your dog’s perspective. You will learn how and why to choose the technique that is best for different course situations. This creates more efficient lines for your dog and faster course times while you can have calmer handling. Come learn more efficient and calmer handling.

Understand in-depth from your dog’s perspective: Forced Front Cross, Jaakko Turn, Running On The Dog’s Line, Japanese Turn, Tandem Turn, Tunnel Brake, Reverse Wrap and Lap Turn.

The seminar is appropriate for dogs and handlers at all levels of training from beginner to master level. The dog just must be able to sequence 5-6 obstacles. Again, we will be using only tunnels and jumps for the training, no contacts or weave poles. Pre-requisite for working spot- completed OneMind Dogs Handling Techniques One.

 

 

OneMind Dogs' Handling Techniques 3

When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 2nd & 3rd from 8am-4pm
Cost: $250
Instructor: Beth Hostetter

Ready to advance your handling skills? Want to build on the skills you learned in OneMind Dogs Handling Techniques One and Two?

This two day session will teach you how to use the 7 elements to handle some of the trickier lines on today’s courses. Techniques this session include: V-Set, Double Lap Turn, Reverse V-Set and Flick, German Turn, Twist, Tight ROTDL and the Helicopter, plus the Flip and Turning Back from the Tunnel. The courses in Handling Techniques keep getting more and more fun! As usual, you will have access to on-line study materials before, during and after the seminar.

Seminar is from 8 am to 4 pm both days, with a break for lunch. Pre-requisite for a working spot- Handling Techniques 1 and 2. We will be using only jumps and tunnels for the seminar. Suitable for dogs that can sequence 5-6 obstacles or more. You are welcome to bring multiple dogs and switch off on your turn.

 

OneMind Dogs' Handling Techniques 2

When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 23rd & 24th from 8am-4pm
Cost: $250
Instructor: Beth Hostetter

Ready to complete your training on the final OneMind Dogs techniques? Four more super fun courses while you learn Grab To Weaves, Human Arrow, Hungarian- Kabai Cross, Back Lap, American Turn, Layering and the finals course of combining of techniques.

Seminar is from 8 am to 4 pm both days, with a break for lunch.

As usual, you will have access to on-line study materials before, during and after the seminar. Pre-requisite for a working spot- Handling Techniques 1, 2 and 3.

We will be using only jumps and tunnels for the seminar, plus weaves for the Grab to Weaves portion. Suitable for dogs that can sequence 5-6 obstacles or more, fully closed weaves will be needed. You are welcome to bring multiple dogs and switch off on your turn. As usual, you will have access to on-line study materials before, during and after the seminar.

 

 

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