Event Information and Registration

K9 Nose Work Camp Add-On Day
with Jill Marie O'Brien and Amy Herot,
YMCA of the Rockies

Two Options!
"Scent"sational Teamwork with Jill Marie O'Brien  FULL
Advanced Handling for the Environment with Amy Herot  FULL

At Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies, Granby, CO
Sunday, October 13, 2019
9:00am - approx. 4:30pm

This year we have a special offering for our add-on education day at the end of camp with two options to choose from to best meet your needs. Jill Marie O’Brien and Amy Herot will each be instructing a full-day intensive workshop with limited attendance. You will have the option to select one of the two topics and learn in a small group environment for the day. There are working and auditing options with each instructor. Please read all information on the website carefully.

  • "Scent"sational Teamwork: Jill Marie will be focusing on teamwork and its challenges for those campers running more than one dog at a time or for handlers wanting better communication and connection with their canine partner. Registration is limited to 12 working dogs, 3 auditors and workshop helpers for this session.
  • Advanced Handling for the Environment: Amy will look at different environments and how it impacts your handling.  Registration is limited to 12 working dogs, 3 auditors and workshop helpers for this session.

Working Spot Information for Jill Marie's and Amy's workshops:

  • The dog work will be used to illustrate discussion points and other aspects of the workshops so plan on a blended day of learning, and not just running search after search. Working dogs will be divided into groups and take turns working the problems. Not every dog will work each search.
  • Dogs must be confidently on Birch odor without pairing. Dogs must be able to work all 4 elements independently. Any level from NW1  - Summit is welcome. No beginner dogs please.
  • Dog and handler must be able to work in a variety of environments (that could be distracting) with up to 20 people watching in close proximity. 
  • The handler must be willing to be coached and de-briefed in front of the group.
  • The sessions will probably be videotaped by camp staff and may be used by Amy, Jill Marie or Dogs of Course for future educational or marketing purposes. Handlers must be willing to be videotaped.
  • Dogs will be crated in a vehicle, your room or near the search areas and must be quiet when alone in crate.
  • In the comments field of the registration form, tell us your dog's name, age, breed, title level, odors the dog is working and any other information that you would like us to know.

"Scent"sational  Teamwork (12 working spots. 3 auditors)  FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY
with Jill Marie O'Brien

Building a solid relationship and clear two-way communication with our canine partner is a key element in developing a successful search team. One of the challenges in building our teamwork lies in creating a training program tailored to our individual dogs and adjusting the program as our dogs evolve. Training and handling is fluid, not a one size fits all proposition.

The focus of this workshop will be on building an independent relationship with your dog or dogs. Training and handling strategies, and being flexible to adapt to your dog’s needs, can mean the difference between frustration and success. Working within your dog’s personal learning style, physical and emotional needs, and the external factors that impact performance are essential to building the trust and bond for creating a satisfying partnership. Understanding the unique nuances of your dog instead of trying to perform like another dog can facilitate a solid relationship and enhance team performance.

This intimate day-long session will focus on deepening the understanding and connection with your dog. Instruction will be customized for each team and exercises will be designed to illuminate areas of opportunity in which each handler can identify what works best for the dog at the end of the leash. Jill Marie’s goal will be to help handlers create search and handling strategies that supports long-term success.

This unique day is open to all camp dogs, including your second (non-working) dog that is coming to Camp and has been patiently waiting for his/her turn to shine.

Advanced Handling for the Environment (12 working spots. 3 auditors) 
with Amy Herot   FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY

The search environment dictates the way in which a dog and handler team will work together. This is an interactive workshop to work on analysis, strategy, equipment choice, reinforcement schedules and the application in a variety of search scenarios. Teams will examine pre-search choices versus the on the fly adaptations based on conditions.

Review of search areas and understanding how and why you may employ particular strategies and/or equipment will be a significant part of the exercises for the humans. Teams will then have the opportunity to run some of the searches so we can compare the variations in environmental change, breed style and experience. Through group discussion, walk-throughs and demos, we will look at a range of search areas and situations.

The searches will be customized to the experience level of the teams. The limited total group size (12 working teams and 3 audit spots) will allow for an intensive more focused opportunity to see and participate in a variety of searches.

This unique day is open to all camp dogs, including your second (non-working) dog that is coming to Camp and has been patiently waiting for his/her turn to shine.

Additional Information for the workshops/seminar. 

  • Expect to be working both inside and outside and moving around the camp during the day. For Colorado Camp you will need a vehicle.
  • Rain, snow or shine.
  • Participants are expected to bring their own chairs, crates, and be able to walk around the property with the group.
  • Minimum of 10 working participants to run each session.
  • If spots still available after end of camper registration time, openings may be offered to non-campers.
  • No videotaping of the sessions. The handler can have someone videotape her/his dog searching only with the permission of the instructor.
  • Please tell us your second choice in the comments field on the registration form if the option you chose fills before we update the website. Choices are: Working spot in other session (tell us which one), auditing spot in another sessions (tell us which one) or cancel registration and refund in full. We will start a wait list for spots that fill.

 Tuition for the Add-On Day - Please read carefully so you will select the correct option on the registration form.

Working Spots for Campers and LTM:

  • $295 – This rate is for campers who are staying overnight at the Indian Peaks Lodge after the Add-On Day and checking out the morning of 10/14/19. All meals on 10/13/19 are included with your housing until checkout.
  • $340 – This rate is for campers who check out of the Lodge the morning of the Add-On Day (10/13/19) leaving immediately after the seminar, for campers staying in other YMCA property housing, and for commuters (campers staying offsite). The cost also includes lunch only, day passes and conference fees.

Auditing Spots for Campers ( no dog):

  • $150 – This rate is for campers who are staying overnight at the Indian Peaks Lodge after the Add-On Day and checking out the morning of 10/14/19. All meals on 10/13/19 are included with your housing until checkout.
  • $195 – This rate is for campers who check out of the Lodge the morning of the Add-On Day (10/13/19) leaving immediately after the seminar, for campers staying in other YMCA property housing, and for commuters (campers staying offsite). The cost also includes lunch only, day passes and conference fees.

Auditing Spots for Logistics Team Members:

  • $95 – This rate is for LTM who are staying overnight at the Indian Peaks Lodge after the Add-On Day and check out the morning of 10/14/19. All meals on 10/13/19 are included with your housing until checkout.
  •  $140 – This rate is for LTM who check out of the Lodge the morning of the Add-On Day (10/13/19) leaving immediately after the seminar, for LTM staying in other YMCA property housing, and for LTM commuters (staying offsite). The cost also includes lunch only, day passes and conference fees. Pay $95 now. We will send you an invoice for the additional $45 fee.
  • LTM - you must tell us, in the comments field, if you are staying overnight or will be leaving immediately after the seminar.

Registration will close on September 1st or when workshops are full.

2019 CO Camp Add-On Day Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation and Refund policy is as follows:

  • Cancellations received within 3 days of registration, full refund. If you change your mind about attending the event within 3 days of your registration, a full refund will be offered.
  • Cancellations received 60 days or more before the start date will be refunded less the $25 non-refundable deposit.
  • Cancellations received between 60 and 30 days of the start date will be refunded 50% of the tuition after the $25 non-refundable deposit is deducted. 
  • Due to the nature of running a workshop in conjunction with a dog training camp, cancellations received 30 days or fewer before the start date will not receive a refund.
  • Participant may transfer registration to another person for Add-On Day ONLY. The participant is responsible for finding a replacement and working out reimbursement arrangements.
  • Campers that have to leave early for their own reasons or are "No-shows” will not receive a refund.
  • Participants asked to leave the event/property by the camp director or lead instructors will not be refunded any part of the tuition.
  • No part of the tuition fee will be refunded if the event cannot take place or be completed by reason of fire, civil disturbances, an Act of God, public emergency, or any other cause beyond the control of the camp organizers.

 If you have concerns about the cancellation/refund policy, please consider researching "Trip/Travel Insurance" options independently.

This policy applies to participants that must withdraw for ANY reason, including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency, and personal or work-related reasons.  This policy is without exception.

Continuing Education Credits:
IAABC
7.5 CEUs for working spots
6 CEUs for auditors

CCPDT
7.5 CEUs for CPDT-KAs for working spots
6 CEUs for CPDT-KA for auditors
 
NACSW™
5  CEUs for CNWI

Directions and Travel

YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch
1101 County Road 53
Granby, CO 80446
800-777-9622

From Denver International Airport (Drive time: 1.5 - 2 hours)
Driving Directions to Snow Mountain Ranch from Denver International Airport:
•Follow Pena Blvd towards I-70 follow for 9.8 miles then merge onto I-70 West.
•Take 1-70 West 52.5 miles to Exit #232 (US 40 to Empire/Granby)
•Travel over Berthoud Pass and through the town of Winter Park approx 45 miles.
•Snow Mountain Ranch’s entrance is 12 miles past Winter Park on the left (west) side of the US 40.
•Follow the road approximately 1 mile and check in at the Administration Building on your left.

For current weather and road conditions, please check: IsBerthoudPassOpen.com and  CO Trip

Airport: Denver International Airport

Vehicle Rentals: If you are flying and renting a vehicle, you should consider an SUV/4 wheel drive vehicle. There can be snow in October and the mountain passes are more safely navigated with the proper vehicle.

Questions?
Contact Dana Crevling at Crevling@dogsofcourse.com or leave a message at 508/529-3568 EST, 8am -7pm M-F. Messages will be returned within 2 business days.

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