Agility Seminar with Jessica Ajoux and Perry DeWitt
August 16 from 8:00 am to August 17 from 5:00 pm
8:30am to 12:30am
Young Dog 1 with Perry
Geared toward young dogs, not appropriate for puppies. Beginning sequences with jumps and tunnels only.
Handling Either/Or with Jess
Do you know which handling option is best for your team? Find out by running sequences with different handling options. Sequences will be 5-12 obstacles.
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Young Dogs II with Jess
Coursework for Young Dogs performing equipment at full height.
Connection/Commitment with Perry
Work on staying connected and seeing commitment with your dog.
8:30am – 12:30am
JWW Sequences with Jess
JWW coursework – sequences can be tailored to young dogs or experienced teams wanting to work JWW sequences
Super Skills – Tight Turns with Perry
This session will focus on “Check” and “Dig”- turns out of tunnels and wraps on jumps. Training the skill and putting it into sequences.
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Distance Training with Perry
Sequences that focus on distance training with handler restrictions.
Super Skills – Backsides and Threadles with Jess
Training back sides and threadles and executing them in sequences.
- $135/session for a working spot
- $50/session to audit
There is a limit of 6 working teams for each session.
About Jessica Ajoux
Agility started as a childhood interest for Jessica Ajoux, but through the years, the interest intensified and now it is her full blown passion. After graduating from Princeton University, agility became her full time job thanks to the help of her mentor, Diane Bauman. Jessica is an active competitor, instructor and agility judge. She considers herself a student of the game and works hard to stay on the cutting edge of this ever evolving sport.
In 2015, Jessica was selected to be a OneMind Dogs coach. The OneMind Dogs methodology fits perfectly with Jessica’s beliefs in dog training and handling and she has incorporated those handling maneuvers and style into her own agility repertoire. Jessica has achieved many accolades at the national and international with a variety of dogs. Her most notable accompaniments included representing the USA on the European Open team four times (2015-2018), WAO team (2018), Cynosports Grand Prix of Dog Agility Champion (2017), Purina Incredible Dog Challenge (2018) and winner of the Westminster Masters Agility Championships (2018).
Jessica is committed and passionate about sharing her knowledge and understanding of all facets of Agility with her students. She believes her job is to teach each human how to be an effective dog trainer and handler. She wants both dogs and humans to understand the how, the why and the when. That’s knowledge! When everyone understands and is confident with what they are doing- speed and success will arise. Jessica firmly believes that in order for one (either human or dog) to understand what is “right,” they must also experience what is “wrong.” It is through making mistakes and working through difficulties that we learn how to be successful. These principles permeate through her teaching, view points and life.
About Perry DeWitt
With ten years of professional dog training under her belt, Perry DeWitt brings a special knowledge of dog behavior, training, and learning theory to her agility training and teaching. Perry has a passion for training dogs and understanding their behavior. She is creative in problem solving and deeply enjoys finding solutions for both dogs and their human partners. She is compassionate and empathetic and works hard to make sure both dog and human are enjoying their learning and training experience. She has three Border Collies, Goose, Verb, and Wit.
Perry’s first agility dog, Goose, placed in numerous national and regional events and earned his ADCh at 3 years old. Her accomplishments with her second Border Collie, Verb, include winning 2015 national Steeplechase finals, being named to the 2017-2020 European Open teams, winning back to back medals the IFCS Agility World Championships in 2018 and 2019, and back to back gold medals at the World Agility Open in 2018 and 2019. In 2019 Verb won the Masters Agility Championship at the Westminster Kennel club dog show. Her youngest Border Collie, Wit, is starting into his career and was named alternate on the WAO team 2020.
After attending many seminars and studying and training in the OneMind Dogs methodology, Perry was named a OneMind Dogs assistant coach. She has trained with numerous OneMind Dog coaches including OneMind Dog founder Janita Leinonen. She believes in the core values of the OneMind Dog methodology and strongly believes that is important to understand the dog’s point of view in order to effectively and fairly help them navigate an agility course.
In addition to agility, Perry has competed in canine disc, flyball, and dock diving. Before teaching agility, she was a full time, in-home, dog trainer for Philly Dog Training. Perry has hands on experience with countless different breeds of dogs and has helped owners with everything from basic obedience to finding solutions to severe behavioral problems.
- Seminar will be held indoors on in-filled turf in a heated arena
- Coffee/tea/hot chocolate will be available. Lunch will not be provided but delivery is available from Allen’s Eatery.
- If you have any questions, please contact Lori Napoli.