Leash Handling & Vehicle Clinic with jacy kelley
Hosted by Mid-Atlantic K9 Services
The sport of Nose Work® teaches your dog to search, detect, and indicate specific odors such as birch and clove. The training methods used are purely positive and use many of the same techniques as for law enforcement, SAR, and DOD Military K9s. Rewarding target odor when Fido finds with high value toys or food. Whether training for competition or just entertainment, Nose Work® is an activity that will stimulate your dog's brain, build confidence, and enhance the ability to focus and maintain attention. Every dog that is motivated by a toy or food, whether shy or bold, large or small, old or young, active or sedentary, obedient or wild, can enjoy and learn from Nose Work®.
Jacy is coming back with Mid-Atlantic K9 and this time he is here for two days of fun and learning. The clinic will cover the importance of the human end of the leash, and how we can influence our dogs in both positive and negative ways. The second day will continue with leash handling and include rare practice with vehicles and searches for your dogs. Now you and your best friend have a great opportunity to practice at a venue that most handlers only dream of. Canine Copilots LLC and Jacy Kelley will be here Saturday October 27th, 2018 & October 28th, 2018.
About the Coach
Jacy Kelley, CNWI is the owner and lead trainer for Canine Copilots, LLC. Jacy has nearly 20 years of experience working and training dogs. Jacy was a Military Working Dog Handler in the United States Air Force, a Contract Dog Handler for numerous Federal Agencies, and now works primarily with companion dogs.
In 2010, Jacy became the first Certified K-9 Nose Work® instructor in the Mid-Atlantic region and had classes in both Maryland and Virginia.
Jacy has instructed at K-9 Nose Work® Camps, is a Certifying Official for NACSW® official trials and is a judge for these trials as well.
Who should attend the clinic and what will be covered?
Everyone can benefit from better leash handling, especially our dogs. Whether just starting with the sport or an eight year experienced handler, everyone will walk away from this clinic knowing what to do on their own to continue improving their own leash skills. On Saturday October 27th, 2018 we will cover 8 hours of leash handling with and without dogs. Working spots will be limited to 15 dogs, while the auditing spots will be unlimited. While we call it an auditor, you will still have the opportunity to work on your leash handling skills with a two-legged partner. Auditors, please bring your current leash you use. Jacy will discuss the pros and cons of different lengths of leashes. if you are not sure if you are using the right leash, don't worry because we will have plenty of leashes on hand for you to tryout. Mid-Atlantic K9 we will be supplying Jacy with various lengths of leashes to allow YOU to try while on site. This classroom session will be indoors, while any drills and searches may be inside/outside. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
On Sunday October 28th, 2018 we will continue with the leash drills by incorporating them into vehicle searches. This is also once again an eight hour clinic with Jacy. How often do you get to search vehicles varying in sizes. The location we are utilizing has 300+ vehicles both inside and outside to search. Jacy takes his time with each team to assess their skills searching vehicles. We have plenty of vehicles and plenty of areas to search to ensure everyone will have fun. Sunday will be limited to 15 working spots and unlimited auditing spots. Sunday’s auditing spot will be cheaper than Saturday because we mainly searching vehicles. Spectators, Spouses, Significant Others, Friends, and anyone that comes with you whether staying with the vehicle or not are all considered auditors.
PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO TEAMS THAT SIGN UP FOR BOTH DAYS OVER ANY TEAM THAT SIGNS UP FOR A SINGLE DAY. ONLY ONE DOG PER TEAM IS PERMITTED, unless otherwise discussed privately.
Lunch will be provided by Mid-Atlantic K9 and will be included in the price of admission. It will most likely be from Panera Bread.
Attendees should bring all necessary equipment to stay comfortable and also keep their dogs cool.
If volunteering/auditing one day and working a dog the other day, we prefer the dog not be on location. This can be discussed privately if the situation arises.
ANYONE LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER PLEASE SELECT FROM THE DROP DOWN BOX AND WE WILL EMAIL YOU DIRECTLY.
We want our dogs to always find source; do your part to help improve the team with leash handling drills. We welcome anyone looking to train and strengthen their skills on vehicles. Please be cognizant when choosing from the drop down box.
Date: October 27-28, 2018 9AM-5PM
Venue: Bux-Mont Transportation, 726 Fitzwatertown Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Philadelphia Area Transportation Company with over 300 vehicles on 3+ Acres.
Limited shaded parking for the dogs so please come prepared.
Working spots limited to 15 dogs per day (priority given to those who sign up both days)
$165 per working spot ($290 for both days)
Unlimited Audit Spots Saturday ($85)
Unlimited Audit Spots Sunday ($50)
Volunteers Welcome (FREE COFFEE AND LUNCH)
Leave your ego in the car!
Our dogs do not realize it is a coaching session, and to them this is just a fun game. Please come ready to learn with our eyes and ears open and our mouth closed when others are training. We want a fun training environment for the dogs and other participants.
Anyone interested in volunteering with setup, breakdown, or dog movement, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.