Location: Expo New Mexico Indoor Horse Arena
Obedience Chair: Rebecca Kupay
Rally Chair: Mike Urbach
Trial Secretary: Lisa Frankland
Mrs Nancy Grimm
Mr Richard J Lewis
Ms Marina Pavlovsky
ENTRIES OPEN MONDAY MARCH 18TH, 2024 at 8AM MDT
ENTRIES CLOSE WEDNESDAY MAY 8TH, 2024 at 6PM MDT
The Petra Ford obedience seminar will be September 7th and 8th at the SDOC building. Petra Ford is a three time winner of the National Obedience Championship (NOC) and an accomplished obedience instructor. The following is a brief description of the topics Petra will present in her seminar:
Unleashing Engagement: Games for a Happy and Focused Dog
Games for Engagement
We want more than our dog’s attention. We want active engagement. A dog that is fully invested, motivated and pushing us for more. In this seminar I will show you how to get and maintain active engagement from your dog. We will look at games to maintain engagement in heeling, within the exercises and from a distance. Done correctly, you can even teach your dog to offer engagement on silence! This translates extremely well to the ring. Most dogs know the exercises. It’s engagement that is the most challenging to teach. In this seminar we will look at a variety of fun games you can use to attain and maintain engagement when training and trialing your dog. Whether your dog is just starting out, or competing, this course will provide you with tools that will take your dog’s engagement to the next level.
Thriving Under Pressure
There is no escaping it. Pressure in the ring is inevitable. So let’s prepare our dogs for it! Most trainers are unaware that the majority of errors in the ring stem from pressure. Dogs feel pressure from the environment, the judge, barriers (ring gates, walls) and often from us. Once we learn to recognize how and when pressure influences our dogs, we can teach our dogs to master it. In the past we taught our dogs to just endure it. Now I change my dog’s relationship to pressure. I want pressure to cue a positive conditioned emotional response. I teach this using a variety of fun games that dog’s love and find empowering. The games build confidence and resilience that carry over into the ring. The games can benefit dogs of all ages, experience levels and temperaments.
Registration and Fees
There will be 16 working spots and additional audit spots. First spots will be for SDOC instructors and assistants, followed by SDOC members, then the general public.
The seminar prices (2days) are:
SDOC member working spot: $200
Non SDOC working spot: $225
SDOC/ non-member audit: $150
SDOC instructors and assistants have first entry priority from February 7 -20,2024.
SDOC members will have entry priority from February 21 - March 5, 2024.
Non-members and anyone else may enter starting March 6, 2024.
Please mail your $50 non-refundable deposit to the seminar registrar, Terri Brown, to secure your spot. Make checks payable to SDOC and mail them to:
7441 Stag Horn Dr. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Please include the following information with your payment:
- email address
- type of seminar spot (working or audit)
- phone number
You may pay in full if you would like. Final payment is due by July 24, 2024.
You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your deposit.
NOVICE ONLY OBEDIENCE AND RALLY TRIALS
INCLUDES BEGINNER NOVICE PLUS RALLY INTERMEDIATE
(Unbenched and Indoors)
Limited to 40 Obedience and 40 Rally Entries each day
Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Obedience Event #2024036406 Rally Event #2024036407
Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Obedience Event #2024036408 Rally Event #2024036409
ENTRIES OPEN MONDAY, JANUARY 15th, 2024 at 8:00 AM MST
AND CLOSE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 2024 at 6:00 PM MST
Forty-Sixth Tracking Dog Test
(Licensed by the American Kennel Club)
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Drawing for Tracks at 8:45
Big Foot Tracking Area
Southwest of Placitas, NM
Closing Date: Wednesday, February 14th at 6:00 PM
Limited Entry of Six (6)
I’m sure you all are aware of the spread of respiratory illnesses in the dog community. Dogs may exhibit sneezing, nasal discharge, difficulty breathing, lethargy (low energy), a fever, and possibly vomiting. The illness can progress very quickly, and you should seek immediate care if you see any of these signs. A cough may start out sounding like kennel cough, but can lead to a severe, hemorrhagic pneumonia, which can be deadly.
- It is very important that if your dog isn’t feeling well, DO NOT BRING THEM TO SDOC. And do not bring any other dogs from the household to SDOC.
- Do not use communal water bowls.
- No dog to dog interactions.
- Do not share toys or leashes.
- Feel free to bring your own crate.
- If you use SDOC crates, bring your own mat, and spray or wipe down the crate with disinfectant before and after use.
- Report an infected dog immediately to the president (email@example.com)
- You must self-quarantine all dogs in the household for two-weeks after symptoms have ceased.
If you miss classes that you are enrolled in because of a sick dog, please let the head instructor know. SDOC will refund the class fee if you have attended just two class. If you’ve attended more than two class, you’ll receive a prorated refund.