Requirements: For Dogs 12 months and older. Spots will be available for teams who want to work in scentwork only, agility only, or a mix of flyball and agility.
Description: Optimal performance depends on learning, memory, physical fitness, control of arousal, focus, and engagement. Understanding what’s happening in the brain, and therefore how to optimize these abilities, while supporting the dog’s wellbeing, is the key to success. In this unique camp, you will be able to take what you learn about achieving optimum performance for your dog and go from theory to practical application throughout the weekend. We will provide a fresh context for you to be able to learn training games to help address arousal issues, build focus and engagement and build that all-important resilience to environmental sensitivities.

Sporty Brains Camp will have multiple lecture/panel and practical working sessions each day! Topics will include:

  • Arousal management and optimization
  • Attentional processing
  • Reinforcement strategies
  • Frustration reduction
  • How to handle errors
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Learning & memory (for dogs AND humans!)
  • Resilience conditioning
  • And more!

The practical sessions will be covering how to apply our understanding of neuroscience to the sport-specific skills required for agility, flyball, and scentwork! The working participants will be divided into one scentwork group and two agility/flyball groups.

Date + Time: Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27 from 9am-5pm both days

Cost: $515/team for members, $585/team for non-members - 24 spots available **
Limit 24 workings spots-- 8 reserved for nosework teams, 16 for agility only or agility + flyball teams

Unlimited Auditing Spots
$195 for members for both days, $220 for non-members for both days
$135 for members for one day, $155 for non-members for one days

Questions? Email Lynsey Heffner

Open to MEMBERS ONLY until October 6. If spots remain, non-members can register starting on October 7.

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  • Auditing Spot Both Days
     November 26, 2022 - November 27, 2022
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Auditing Spot Saturday
     November 26, 2022
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Auditing Spot Sunday
     November 27, 2022
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm