Brenda Riemer, Ph.D., Mental Skills Training For Competitive Canine Handlers Seminar

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3/4/2017 @ 9:00 AM at Family Dog Training Center with Kathy Lang | Map | Instructor Bio
NOTE: As of Feb. 14, 2017 all working spots have been filled. Auditor spots are available. We will take a waiting list for working spots from here forward and contact auditors if any become available. Questions? Contact the office at Office@familydogonline.com or 253-854-9663.

About Brenda:

Brenda Riemer earned her PH.D. in Sport Psychology from Michigan
State University in 1996. Since then, she has taught Sport Psychology at the college level and has worked with college and high school athletes. In addition, she has worked with top obedience competitors on their mental skills. Brenda’s current dogs include Sheltie, Liza, UDX4, OM8, RE, VER and 71 OTCH points, plus Dachshund, Zelda, BN (who’ll be making her Novice debut soon). Brenda’s prior dogs have earned OTCHs, UDXs, OGMs as well as other obedience, rally and agility titles. Brenda’s spouse with Golden Retriever, Packer, recently finished 3rd at the Classic and will compete at Westminster in 2016. Brenda currently teaches at Eastern Michigan University.

About the seminar:

The philosophy behind this mental skills seminar is the fact that people are not born with perfect mental skills for the dog sports ring, just as dogs are not born knowing how to perform perfect heeling, fronts or finishes. Ring nerves can be overcome with practice – whether
competing in conformation, obedience, rally, agility or any other dog sport.

Saturday will include:

• What competition is
• Why we can experience ring nerves
• Psychological skill training
• Ways to reduce stress and anxiety
• Imagery, goal setting and other related topics
• With multiple exercises for everyone to do during the seminar

Sunday will include:

Up to 10 dog / handler teams will prepare to enter the ring, do a brief run-through and then exit the ring in a mock trial. Brenda will coach and support the handler. Other seminar attendees will play the parts of judge, steward, audience, etc. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to see Brenda’s mental training skills put into practice.

More information:

The seminar will be held at Family Dog Training Center’s 9,300 s.f. indoor facility at 1515 Central Ave. S. in Kent, WA. Seminar hours: 9 am to 4 pm. There will be plenty of room for participants, auditors and dogs registered for the seminar. (Auditors will need to leave their dogs in vehicles or at home.) Seminar and working spots will fill in the order full payment is received. No spots will be held without payment. A waiting list will be maintained. Refunds only if the seminar is canceled. If you cannot attend, you may sell your spot to a friend, provided you give us written notice. Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunches (sandwich fixings, soups and salads), along with fruits, snacks and beverages will be provided each day. RV parking onsite is available (no hook-ups). A list of nearby motels will be provided with registration confirmation.

To sign-up and pay online Click the blue Sign Up button at the top of this page and Log On or Create an Account for yourself and your dog. Then select either a Saturday & Sunday WORKING Spot With Dog or an AUDITOR Spot Without Dog and select the day or days you will be auditing the seminar. Because of the daily limit on WORKING spots, they must be paid in full within 48 hours. Email Office@FamilyDogOnline.com if you sign up on line and plan to mail a check.

NOTE: As of Feb. 14, 2017 all working spots have been filled. Auditor spots are available. We will take a waiting list for working spots from here forward and contact auditors if any become available. Questions? Contact the office at Office@familydogonline.com or 253-854-9663.

Cost:
Saturday & Sunday Auditor - No Dog - $150.00
Saturday & Sunday Working Spot With Dog - $200.00
Saturday Auditor - $85.00
Sunday Auditor - $85.00
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