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Courier in the Kitchen 2018

posted Sep 30, 2018, 7:23 PM by Chris Dostie

Courier in the Kitchen


When:  Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 9-4

Where:  It’s A Dog’s World, York, Maine

What:  A jump start indoor workshop to give teams a laundry list of things to work on over the winter to prepare for the Courier level.  We will go soup to nuts through behaviors and skill sets needed to be a successful Courier team.  We will focus on games to help build drive and confidence as well as going through the steps on how to move it all outside and eventually to the water.  We will work on trouble shooting any areas that teams are “stuck” on.

So that we can pack as much Courier work as possible into the day, this workshop will have some prerequisites:

*Dogs should be able to retrieve both live and “dead” retrieves; (they don’t need to be perfect!)

*Dogs should have at least a basic understanding of “go marker” and some basic obedience (sit, stay, come J)

Instructors:  Kathan Kennedy & Chris Dostie

Cost: $75 for working team; (limit 10 working teams) $45 to audit;  Includes lunch;

Checks made payable to PWDsNE

Name:___________________________________________________

Dog’s name:_____________________e-mail______________________

Mail to:  Chris Dostie, 261 Carding Machine Rd., Bowdoinham, ME 04008      FMI:  DownEastPWDs@gmail.com

NoseWork Seminar with Ginny Howe

posted Sep 30, 2018, 7:11 PM by Chris Dostie

Please Join Us November 4, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
at It's A Dog's World
York, Maine

Introduction to Nose Work – Beginner dogs (and handlers!) of any age will get an introduction to the sport of nose work.  Learn the right way to get your dog started and watch your dog’s excitement as they figure out this fun game!  


Cost for working team: $45     Audit: $25

Seminar will be limited to 8 working teams.


Checks made payable to PWDsNE.  Please send checks and registration to:  Helen McNelly, 118 Moody Rd., Lisbon, ME 04250



*Ginny is a K9 Nose Work Instructor at Telling Tails Training Center and for the SOC obedience club as well as presenting many seminars and workshops.  She has trained with the sport’s founders and is a certified NACSW instructor.  She has completed multiple titles on multiple dogs in several venues.


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