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(Updated on Thursday, December 7, 2017)

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Agility Workshops & Events

2018 Agility Workshops Schedule

Agility Training Sessions w/ Judy Kolva

Agility Foundation Skills Sessions

  • December 14th 2017 & January 11th 2018
  • Terry Barnaby & Lori Napoli, Instructors
  • Agility Training for beginning agility dogs
  • BVTC pre-approval REQUIRED
  • See flier for details and contact information
  • Agility Foundation Skills Sessions

Agility Workshops w/ Bridget Thomas

  • February 16th, April 13th, May 11th, June 22nd 2018
  • Offered directly by Bridget Thomas; contact her directly for more information and to sign up
  • Limited private lessons also available
  • Young dog handling, Novice/Open, and Masters levels
  • (BVTC is hosting these workshops but is not handling registration)
  • See flier for more information
  • Bridget Thomas Agility Workshops 2018

Agility Seminars w/ Donna Brown

  • December 9th 2017
  • Snow date December 10th 2017
  • Only 8 working spots per session... act fast!
  • AM session:  Excellent/Masters teams
  • PM session:  Novice/Open teams
  • Auditors welcome
  • Limited private instruction sessions also available
  • Please refer to information form for details
  • Donna Brown Seminars

Private Agility Sessions w/ Pat Hollern
or Lori Napoli

  • One day each month from January through June 2018
  • Pat is available 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Lori is available 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
  • 30-minute private sessions; $35 per session
  • Each instructor is handling her own scheduling and registrations; please contact each instructor directly
  • See flier for all dates, details and contact information
  • Private Agility Sessions with Hollern/Napoli

Agility Workshops w/ Tracy Hirsch

  • Thursdays on the following dates:
    January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, April 5th, May 3rd, & June 7th 2018
  • Three, 3-hour workshop sessions per day
  • $125.00 per workshop session
  • 6 working slots per workshop session
  • Dog/handler team must be proficient on all equipment
  • BVTC is hosting this workshop series, but is NOT handling any registration or information inquiries!
  • See information flier for all details and contact information
  • Contact Tracy Hirsh DIRECTLY for all inquiries:
  • Tracy Hirsch Agility Workshops

One Mind Dog Master Level Handling Sessions

     w/ Jessica Ajoux       

  • January 18th & 19th 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on January 18th
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on January 19th (note updated times)
  • Sign up for one day or the other, or BOTH!
  • $200 per day working spot, $125 per day audit spot
  • (No refunds after 12/01/2017 unless spot can be filled)
  • Limit 10 working teams per day; register early!!!
  • OMD prerequisites in place; see flier for details
  • One Mind Dog Master Sessions

Agility Workshops w/ Paula Goss
"Getting Out and Getting It Right in 2018"

  • February 3rd & 4th 2018
  • $90 working, $30 audit
  • Limited working spots... act fast!
  • February 3rd: Obstacle discrimation; focus on tunnels
  • February 4th: Distance skills for FAST/Chances/Jackpot
  • AM both days: Pre-Novice/Novice
  • PM both days: Open/Excellent/Masters
  • Paula Goss Agility Workshops

Agility Footwork Seminar w/ Susan Salo
   "Footwork Grids & Footwork to

  • February 17th - 18th, February 20th-21st,
    or April 14th - 15th 2018 (April dates are NEW!)
  • Auditor spots still available!  Great opportunity!
  • $375 working, $125 audit
  • Seminar focuses on the dog, regardless of specific handling technique
  • Improve how dog transfers weight, obtain cleaner jumping skills, and stride through contacts and weaves smoothly
  • Open to all levels as long as dog can work on dog walk, A-frame, and weave poles independently
  • See flier for more details
  • Susan Salo Footwork Seminar

Agility Seminars w/ Mary Lou Hanlon

  • "Wicked Weaves" - March 3rd 2018 (AM & PM sessions)
  • "Reliable Stopped Contacts" - March 4th 2018 (AM session)
  • "Finding The Dog's Path" - March 4th 2018 (PM session)
  • $100 per working spot, $40 per audit spot
  • Discount pricing available; see flier for details
  • Limited working spots, unlimited auditors
  • (No refunds after January 20th 2018 unless your spot can be filled)
  • See flier for more details
  • Mary Lou Hanlon Agility Seminars


  • March 10th, beginning at 9 AM
  • Entries open:  Immediately; no closing date; day of event entries welcome if there is room
  • ACT 1 and ACT 2 tests offered; two rounds for each level will be offered
  • See informational flier and premium/entry for more details
  • ACT Information Flier
    ACT Premium-Entry Form

Agility Seminars w/ Claudia Bates
"Push Your Handling Skills"

  • June 9th 2018 (AM or PM Session)
  • June 10th 2018 (AM or PM session)
  • $85 per 4-hour session (working spot)
  • $30 per 4-hour session (auditor)
  • Audit both sessions on one day for $50
  • Registration opens March 1st 2018 (please WAIT until then to register!)
  • Contact Claudia directly starting on March 1st to reserve your spot; payment due by April 1st 2018
  • See flier for more details
  • Claudia Bates Seminars

Obedience/Rally Workshops & Events

Barn Hunt Workshops & Events

Scent Work Workshops & Events

Introduction to Scent Work Seminar w/
Joan Klingler and John Salvadia

  • December 9th 2017, 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Both Joan & John are AKC and C-WAGS certified judges
  • All four major venues will be explained
  • Great information for both teams new to scent work and experienced teams desiring more information
  • $40 working spot, $10 audit
  • Limit 20 working spots, unlimited auditors
  • For more information contact event coordinator,
    Leslie Hoy; see details in the flier
  • Intro to Scent Work Seminar

Conformation Workshops & Events

Other BVTC Dog-Fun Events

Yoga For Agility Handlers w/ Julie Cramer

  • Four-session seminar (sign up for one session at a time or all four sessions at a discount)
  • Tuesdays:  12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • January 9th, 16th, 30th & February 6th 2018
  • $15 per session; $48 for all four sessions
  • Excellent opportunity for everyone, regardless of what your level of activity might be!
  • This is a human-only activity (leave your dog at home)
  • Bring a yoga mat, and wear comfortable clothing
  • All registration details are handled by Julie Cramer directly; please refer to the information flier for more details and registration information
  • Yoga For Agility Handlers Sessions

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