CFS VENUES Summer Camp 2017

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 SUMMER CAMPS
January 2017

This year’s dates and programme:

CAMP ONE: 7th, 8th and 9th January, 2017 (See page 4)
Mornings: “Distance handling
Afternoons: “Contacts, weaves and other fun”
CAMP TWO: 21st and 22nd January, 2017 (See page 5)
NOTE: this year, camp 2 is just two day.
“Turns and Side changes – which turn when and where”

The Canine Fun Sport summer camps have become an annual tradition. This year is our 16th year. We will be holding 2 camps in January 2017. We cater for country visitors who often stay on site, while Sydney people often travel out each day. It is a real communal event.

We hold our major classes in the early morning and late afternoon to avoid the heat of the day. There are some optional classes in the middle of the day.

Camps cater for dogs of a full range of skills. Because we set up small groups for class we can cater for all levels of dog: beginners, pre-trialling, novice, excellent and masters level dogs. You work with dogs of similar skill levels. We use small exercises to build up skill levels then test those skills in a full course. Class sizes are limited so your dog will have several repetitions at each exercise, building in difficulty. Because you and your dog concentrate on one skill at a time, you both learn quickly.

We have another exciting program this year. The program is outlined on pages 4 and 5. You can choose to do up to four sessions each day or do just one or two. You can choose to come all 3 days, or just one or two days. Choose as many, or as few classes as you like. The only limit we set is 4 classes a day maximum for any one dog.

Time tabling: The four classes you can choose each day are
Early Morning Classes: either a 7am group or an 8:15 group (let us know if you have a preference, we will try to accommodate you. We will let you know before camp when your starting time is.)
Late morning classes: run between 10am and noon. You get a choice of topic for these classes. Some are theory classes in the cool of the house.
Course class: starts at noon. You get to run the course twice, and you are videoed. Videos are downloaded and critiqued immediately afterward.
Evening classes: we allocate you to a 4:30pm or 5:45pm class (let us know if you have a preference).

The venue is our 5acres at Castlereagh, just ideal for our camps. There are 2 agility fields with plenty of equipment and training aids. We also have audiovisual facilities. We have separate exercise areas and a dam for the dogs to swim. There is ample parking for “day-trippers” and we set aside areas for camping. For those who get in early, there are also a couple of bedrooms available. Contact us if accommodation or camping facilities are required.

Drinks and ice creams will be available for sale. Tea and coffee is free. It is best to bring your own lunch. Pies, sausage rolls and ice are available from the service station about 1km away. It doubles as a bottle shop. Fridges and microwaves will be available in the camp kitchen. You will also need to bring some extra shade and chairs – we have shade trees but not enough for everyone.

Instructors:  Le Hammer and Keith Edwards have been participating in agility for over 20 years. They have both trained dogs to Agility Championship level, they have both represented NSW in National teams events. Between them they have trained 4 agility champions, 9 dogs with many multiple masters titles in agility, jumping and games.

Our students also have multiple masters titles, agility championships and have represented NSW in National teams events.

We continue to develop our skills by keeping up to date with overseas handling, incorporating new techniques as we feel they apply to the Australian agility scene, and how it effects the safety of our dogs.

This year’s information and application form:

You can apply and pay for camp electronically by filling in your details, highlighting the classes you want to attend, emailing it back to us. We can then let you know how to make a direct debit. Cost and payment details are on the last page of this document.

Or you can print it out, fill it in and send it off with a cheque, although we do now prefer using email.

SUMMER CAMP 2017 APPLICATION FORM

Handler’s name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _         Age: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Hm Ph: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Email: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Do you have any hearing or physical handicaps? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

How long have you been involved in agility? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Have you trained other dogs and to what level? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Your Dog:

Call name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Breed: _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Age: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Height: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Weight: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ kg

Please tick the box for the description that best suits your dog:

♦ beginner level, not familiar with equipment yet

♦ Pre-trialling but familiar with equipment

♦ Novice trialling level

Has gained the following titles: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Other relevant information:

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Do you consider your dog fit to compete in agility?     YES   /   NO

Date of last vaccination: _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / 201 _ _

RULES, CONDITIONS and INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

I have read the rules conditions and indemnity agreement published on the Canine Fun Sports website (click on <cfs venues> then <cfs rules and regs>) and agree to abide by those rules and conditions. (highlight to indicate that you have read and agreed to the rules and conditions.)

Camp 1: 7th,  8th and 9th  January, 2017

1. Early Morning classes: Turns and Tricky Bits

 ♦ Day 1 Distance training – for advantage on course

 ♦ Day 2 Distance training – for open classes

 ♦ Day 3 Distance training for gamblers classes

2. Late morning your choice class:

(NOMINATE ONLY ONE PER DAY to avoid clashes. Extra classes can be selected on the day if classes do not clash and class size allows)

 ♦ Day 1

–Improving 2on 2off contact behaviour (talk and demonstrations)
–Gamblers tactics (talk)
–How to walk a course and remember it (talk and practical)
–Improving a front cross

 ♦ Day 2

–Computer scribing for stewards (talk)** this one is free
–Need for speed on course (talk)
–Japanese / Hammer turns for direction changes
–Training with distractions

 ♦ Day 3

–German Turns
–Backside of the jump
–Flick away turns (a variation on the change behind on the flat)
–Snooker tactics (talk)

3. Course Class

(2 runs on a full course based on skills that have been taught including video review)

♦ Day 1 course class

♦ Day 2 course class

♦ Day 3 course class

 

4. Afternoon Classes:

Turns and side changes
NOTE: these classes will include skills to improve your handling of contact equipment, but do not include instruction on improving your contact behaviour.

♦ Day 1 skills on the dog walk; improving weaving entries

♦ Day 2 improving see-saw performance; skills on the scramble

♦ Day 3 having fun with tunnels; improving weaver speed

Camp 2: 21st and 22nd January, 2017

TURNS AND SIDE CHANGES – which ones to use where.

1. Morning Classes:

♦ Day 1 Front Crosses

♦ Day 2 change behinds

 

2. Extra Class Topics

(you can only do one per dog each day)

♦ Day 1:

–Improving speed over contacts
–Course walking: which turn where (talk and practical)
–Pin Wheels: pushing the distance
–Agility Rules – useful stuff to know, especially with the new rules

♦ Day 2:

–Weaver entries
–Start Line Stays
–Tunnels from a Distance
–Motivation / drive / focus (talk and demonstrations)

3. Course Class

(2 runs on a full course based on skills that have been taught including video review)

♦ Day 1 course class

♦ Day 2 course class

 

4. Afternoon classes:

♦ Day 1: Blind Crosses

♦ Day 2: Complex (European) turns

The Cost of Camps

All camp classes are $20 each.

Cost Calculations:

Camp 1       No of classes  _  _  _ @ $20 per class  .   .   .   .  $  _  _  _  :00

Camp 2       No of classes  _  _  _ @ $20 per class  .   .   .   .  $  _  _  _  :00

 

TOTAL:   .   .   $  _  _  _  :00

Postal applications:

Please print the form, fill in the appropriate information then email us to find out the postal address. (Sorry, I do not want to publicise this on the internet.) A cheque made out to Canine Fun Sports P/L should be included with your postal application.

 

Electronic Applications:

Complete the form by filling in or highlighting the appropriate parts then emailing it back to us. We will then forward you the information for making a direct debit into our account.

 

We have a limited number of positions available and your position in camp will not be confirmed until full payment is received. Sorry, no credit card or PayPal facilities are available.

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