Loc: North Florida (Live Oak area)
The Following is from Wayne Dodge and is posted with his permission:
(He can say it so much better then I can, and I don't have to worry about misquoting)
I will be hosting a decoy camp for Service Dogs of America on the 18- 21st of March, there will be no fee. The location will be in Ocala /Reddick Florida with primitive camping offered at no charge, lunch on site for $5 including drink and obviously motels in the area for the more cultured individuals. A bon-fire, drinks and social chit chat each night is also encouraged for those able to somewhat behave and get on with it again the next morning.
The camp / seminar will focus on decoy techniques and knowledge base for the first three days and then offer a SDA decoy certification the last day. The first three days will include discussions on drives, body language, behavior, decoy techniques, full suite work, multiple bite locations, muzzle engagements, sleeve work, esquives, fend-its, and then the practical application of these discussions.
SDA is in the process of change since moving away from the UKC, I believe change that has the potential to be beneficial to the sport overall and hopefully the dog world as a whole. I was offered and accepted the director of decoys position on the 1st of Jan 2010, I am hoping to help with the advancement of full body decoys in this country and the growth of this sport. The role of a decoy within SDA is to expose weaknesses within the dogs by any means that fall within the rules not to simply follow a set pattern.
I am currently looking for decoys who would be interested or potentially interested in what SDA has to offer, someone who feels they have something to contribute to the dog world as a decoy.
I will follow up with more information in the next couple of weeks… my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org for anyone wanting to make private inquires.
Loc: North Florida (Live Oak area)
Basic Overview of seminar.
An overview of SDA
The role and levels of a decoy in SDA
A introduction to canine aggression
A overview of KNPV history and decoy style including frontal attack.
Muzzle fighting theory
An overview of French Ring and decoy work including esquives and leg bites.
Fundamental techniques and movements for full suite work.
Practical application of decoy movements and techniques including driving and presence.
Practical application with dogs to include sleeve bites, tricep bites, and frontal upper arm / shoulder bites.
Practical application with dogs to include all of the above plus esquives, muzzle engagements and fendits.
A review and application of the SDA exercises for certification.
0900 until completion
Testing of anyone who would like to attempt certification in SDA as a decoy. We will follow this up with time permitting to allow people to work on whatever skills they would like.
Barry Vradenburgh became a certified dog trainer in 1989 by the National K9 School for dog trainers in Columbus, OH. He has been the head K9 trainer at the Chattanooga Police Department for 15 years and has attended numerous police dog training schools and seminars. He is a certified judge for the United States Police Canine Association and Service Dogs of America.
Don Blair presently serves as a Canine Training Specialist in the Research and Development Brach of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Canine Center located in Front Royal, Virginia. Don began his life long addiction to the canine profession at 8 years of age, training obedience on the family dog through a local 4-H program in Colorado. In his over 35 years of experience he has been deeply involved in a variety of canine fields. As a competitor and instructor he has titled several dogs and handlers to many titles in several disciplines. As a Police K-9 hander, Don and K9 “Ranger” had numerous felony apprehensions and hundreds of narcotic seizures and qualifying 5 years straight for the USPCA National Police Dog Trials. Don has overseen the training and certification of hundreds of Police K-9 Teams and is still active today as a decoy, trainer, Judge and seminar speaker. Specializing in canine behavior, aggression, detection, canine problem solving and “decoy” work Don has spoken to numerous audiences locally and internationally. As a CBP canine instructor he trained over 60 classes of domestic, international, state and local law enforcement students in various courses including canine aggression, canine behavior, basic and advanced handling and deployment (all areas), explosive/narcotic/human scent detection, training aid construction/care, canine selection and a variety of decoy and canine aggression related courses. Don has been utilized as an Expert Witness in Federal Court for his expertise in detection and canine aggression. Don left Government service for a short time venturing into the private sector and was Managing Director for one of the largest private canine security firms in the world. During this time he traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Europe and Mexico training, advising, problem solving and learning.
Stephan Hebert is a French Ring decoy from France, he has decoyed selections in France, and is also a ring decoy with NARA. He has trained several dogs to ring 3 both in France and the US. He works with several police K9 units here in the U.S. as well as imports and breeds.
Dan Harris, told me he was a grumpy old man that wasn‘t writing a bio, yet he shaped me from a bite dummy to what I am today, a true wealth of knowledge.
Rik Wolterbeek = waiting on bio yet, has 30+ years decoy experience, originally from Holland, trained in KNPV, still working dogs on a daily basis.
Mike Suttle has also agreed to come down, he will be bringing several dogs to help instruct, and is willing to answer any questions people may have of him.
David Kuneman, Greg LeBance, John Lockett, and maybe Jay Lyda (David said he is interested, yet I have not spoke with him personally yet) will be helping with the new decoys.
Loc: North-Central coast of California
Quote: Betty Waldron
... I will be hosting a decoy camp for Service Dogs of America on the 18- 21st of March, there will be no fee. The location will be in Ocala /Reddick Florida with primitive camping offered at no charge, lunch on site for $5 including drink and obviously motels in the area for the more cultured individuals. ...
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