Up Your Game With Jessica Ajoux
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January 20 from 8:30 am
Wednesday – Higher Skills
This seminar will focus on training of higher level skills to prepare you for any and all challenges that a
course might test for. Topics will include obstacles skills such as extreme discriminations with tunnels,
contacts and weaves, verbals on the flat, directionals on jumps such as backsides, threadles, wraps and
finally tunnel handling. Jessica will adjust the exercise appropriately for each team’s level.The seminar
is not about handling but about identifying the skills that you might be missing and showing how to
broaden your tool box. Agility is becoming more and more complex and the more trained skills your dog
has, the easier the challenges are to handle!
Thursday – Premier/International Coursework
Work on premier/international coursework with OMD Coach Jessica Ajoux.
- $215 for a working spot; $400 for both days
- $75/day to audit
There is a limit of 10 working teams for both days.
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.
- 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.