New Workshops

We will announce any new Workshops as they occur.

Agility Handling Clinics with Bonnie Henderson

Sunday July 29, 2012  at Roaring Brook Farm, Conway, MA

9:00am – 12:00pm

Green Dog Clinic – Understanding Handling Cues  $55, audit $20

This clinic is for dogs who are just beginning to sequence obstacles. The main focus will be on handling cues, especially front crosses, so that your green dog understands you from the beginning of this agility journey. This also includes an intro to deceleration and deceleration cues so that you are as clear as possible as you begin to put obstacles together. Obstacles not included in this workshop: weave poles, teeter, Aframe, and table. Participating dogs should be reasonably proficient on all other obstacles.

1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Intermediate Handling – Focus on Crosses  $75, audit $30

This clinic will focus on how to read a course and decide on the best cross to use, and how to best execute it.  Refine your positional and motion cues so that your dog knows well in advance of a turn. Understand what works best in what circumstance for your individual dog.

With questions please write Sandra at

To confirm your spot print out the 2 page registration form and driving directions from this link: Registration Form for workshop w/ Bonnie Henderson  Fill it out completely and send w/ full payment.  Also see directions at the “Getting There” tab

Sign up soon, as each clinic will have an 8 dog/handler team maximum! 

Bonnie is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer through the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and has owned her own dog training business, A Better Canine, since 2001. Bonnie began her agility career in 1999, and is now both a local and national competitor. She has had the top ranked dogs for their breed for the last several years. Bonnie’s passion for agility and competitive nature has resulted in her striving to be the best at what she does, and she is constantly learning about how to be a more effective handler, passing this knowledge on to her students. Bonnie is one of the few top agility competitors who can also teach & inspire any levels of students. She has helped countless people achieve their agility goals and emphasizes having a solid foundation, as well as maximizing the use of reinforcement for learning and motivation. Her positive outlook and understanding of how both people and dogs learn, along with her ability to break skills down to all levels, enables teams to grow and become successful. With a certification in coaching the agility athlete, she specializes in helping handlers and their canine teammates overcome performance obstacles and achieve success in training and competition.