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Intensive training at our facility includes team training for you and your dog
Intensive training at our facility includes team training for you and your dog
Frequently Asked Questions about NorthWest K9 Training
Frequently Asked Questions about NorthWest K9 Training

NORTHWEST K9 TRAINING SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
Copyright 2005-- Moc Klinkam; all rights reserved.


Thank you for visiting our Educational and Training Seminars and Courses page. The first events on our 2007 Seminar Schedule are provided below, and we look forward to seeing you in Enumclaw this year for some exciting seminars and workshops!.

Some of our prior seminar offerings include:



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  • Handler Training Seminars, instructional "people only" classroom seminars featuring topical discussion of theory and application, with seminar speaker demonstrating the training strategies and techniques. Open to first-time visitors to NorthWest K9.

  • Student Training Seminars, which are of longer duration to provide the opportunity for some hands-on handler/dog team training. Dog/handler team enrollment is limited to ensure that all teams receive individualized attention from the trainer. Enrollment is also open to those who wish to attend without their dog. Enrollment is limited to NorthWest K9 training students and their dogs who have already participated in a NorthWest K9 Team Evaluation or private training lesson.

  • Student Group Classes, providing opportunities for a limited number of dog/handler teams to receive advanced personalized attention and training in a group setting. Enrollment by dog/handler teams is limited to NorthWest K9 training students and their dogs.


HOW TO ENROLL

The Seminar Enrollment Form is conveniently located online. If a particular class is open for enrollment, you can simply click on the highlighted ENROLL link included in each seminar catalog entry below to open the Seminar Enrollment form in a new window, complete the form, and automatically submit it online. Upon receipt of your Seminar Enrollment form, NorthWest K9 will provide a convenient online tuition invoice so that you can conveniently pay your seminar tuition via PayPal to confirm your enrollment and reserve your spot.

Be sure to visit this page often to learn about new educational and training opportunities as they are scheduled. We look forward to receiving your enrollment and meeting you at our next scheduled event!


2007 Seminar and Workshop Calendar

CLASS CLASS
TYPE
DESCRIPTION DATE/TIME TUITION
HANDLER TRAINING 1a (Morning Session)

Handler Training Seminar

Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Moc Klinkam. .

In this beginning Handler Training seminar, you will learn important handler strategies including appropriate leash management; how and when to give consistent obedience commands; how to apply Operant Conditioning to effectively shape, teach, mark, and reward the formal Sit; and how and when to formally release the dog from obedience. An excellent training opportunity for the new puppy owner, or for the handler wanting a refresher course in the critical fundamentals of consistent training practices and management. This is a handler-only seminar; please leave your dog at home.

SATURDAY
June 2
10:00AM-12:00PM

$35.00

Enroll now for Handler Training 1 and Handler Training 2, and your tuition is discounted to $60.00.

Enroll now for Handler Training 1, Handler Training 2, and How and When To Make a Correction, and your tuition is discounted to $80.00.

Enrollment Closed

HANDLER TRAINING 1b (Afternoon Session)

Handler Training Seminar

Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Moc Klinkam.

In this beginning Handler Training seminar, you will learn important handler strategies including appropriate leash management; how and when to give consistent obedience commands; how to apply Operant Conditioning to effectively shape, teach, mark, and reward the formal Sit; and how and when to formally release the dog from obedience. An excellent training opportunity for the new puppy owner, or for the handler wanting a refresher course in the critical fundamentals of consistent training practices and management. This is a handler-only seminar; please leave your dog at home.

SATURDAY
June 9
1PM - 3PM

$35.00

Enroll now for Handler Training 1 and Handler Training 2, and your tuition is discounted to $60.00.

Enroll now for Handler Training 1, Handler Training 2, and How and When To Make a Correction, and your tuition is discounted to $80.00.

Enrollment Closed

HANDLER TRAINING 2a (Morning Session)

Handler Training Seminar

Prerequisite: Handler Training 1 Seminar, or one private team training lesson. Instructor: Moc Klinkam.

In Part 2 of Handler Training, you'll learn how to teach and refine the formal Sit/Heel drill; how to incrementally teach your dog to sit for longer durations; how to teach and build focus; how to incrementally combine these new skills for obedience going in and out of doors; how to clearly transition in and out of formal obedience to accelerate your dog's learning; how to introduce increasing duration, distance, and distraction. This is a handler-only seminar; please leave your dog at home.

SATURDAY
June 16
10:00AM-12:00PM

$35.00

Enroll now for Handler Training 1 and Handler Training 2, and your tuition is discounted to $60.00.

Enroll now for Handler Training 1, Handler Training 2, and How and When To Make a Correction, and your tuition is discounted to $80.00.

Enrollment Closed

HANDLER TRAINING 2b (Afternoon Session)

Handler Training Seminar

Prerequisite: Handler Training 1 Seminar, or one private team training lesson. Instructor: Moc Klinkam.

In Part 2 of Handler Training, you'll learn how to teach and refine the formal Sit/Heel drill; how to incrementally teach your dog to sit for longer durations; how to teach and build focus; how to incrementally combine these new skills for obedience going in and out of doors; how to clearly transition in and out of formal obedience to accelerate your dog's learning; how to introduce increasing duration, distance, and distraction. This is a handler-only seminar; please leave your dog at home.

SATURDAY
June 23
1:00PM - 3PM

$35.00

Enroll now for Handler Training 1 and Handler Training 2, and your tuition is discounted to $60.00.

Enroll now for Handler Training 1, Handler Training 2, and How and When To Make a Correction, and your tuition is discounted to $80.00.

Enrollment Closed

HOW AND WHEN TO MAKE A CORRECTION

Handler Training Seminar

Prerequisite: Handler Training 1 and 2 Seminars, or two private team training lessons. Instructor: Moc Klinkam.

You'll first learn how to stop making all those inadvertent corrections that everyone makes until they learn otherwise, and avoid the psychological pitfalls and ineffectiveness of perpetual nagging. You'll learn how to determine if a verbal or leash correction is even warranted, and why it is of critical importance to only make appropriate, well-timed corrections. You will also learn the importance of first teaching, training, and introducing incremental proofing before considering applying a correction, and then learn step-by-step how to make a precise, appropriately-timed leash correction. It is only by learning how to make an effective correction that you will create the environment where you won't have to make any corrections at all. This is a handler-only seminar; please leave your dog at home.

SATURDAY
June 30
10:00AM - 12:00PM

$35.00

Enroll now for Handler Training 1, Handler Training 2, and How and When To Make a Correction, and your tuition is discounted to $80.00.

Enrollment Closed



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