Sandy believes competitive obedience training is nothing more than constant problem solving. The handler must learn to be consistent and insistent. Creativity is a must to keep the dog focused and attentive. You must predict to prevent, and constantly work for attitude and demand work ethic.
Sandra teaches dogs maneuverability and flexibility which she feels is a missing link in dog training. This maneuverability gives the handler and the dog a better understanding of how to connect the four body parts; feet, hips, shoulders and head for better control on fronts, finishes, heeling, drops, etc.
She balances out her training, by first, teaching the parts and pieces of every exercise. She will only correct the dog when it fully understands the exercise but fails to comply. This establishes work ethic and reliability on the part of the dog. She also believes in teaching the dog to stay connected mentally, keeping the lines of communication going and not letting the dog make it's own decisions. If the dog starts to make choices, she believes that this can be disaster waiting to happen in competitive obedience training.
As far as competing in the show ring, Sandra feels you compete with yourself first. The show ring gives you a game plan as far as what you need to work on in your next training sessions. As to setting goals, she feels you have to see what each individual dog can achieve. But more importantly, what they can teach "you". As far as winning, that is "just frosting on the cake!"
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A SEMINAR OR PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS FOR YOUR CLUB, CONTACT SANDY VIA EMAIL AT: firstname.lastname@example.org OR CALL (920) 386-9339
SEMINARS AND GROUP LESSONS
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August 6, 7 & 8th Summer Camp.....Contract Sandra Ladwig at:firstname.lastname@example.org View camp info below
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Dec 4 & 5 ...........Dayton Lessons........Contact: Marcia Richley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
August Summer Camp-- August 6, 7 & 8th, 2021
To be held at Western Waukesha County DTC in Ixonia, Wisconsin
All phases of competitive obedience training (puppy thru utility) will be covered along with problem solving w/individual attention given to handlers and their dog. Learn how to use treats effectively and not have the dog depend on them to perform. Find out the importance of keeping the dog and handler connected while working, along w/maintaining an "up" and happy attitude for both. The way to solve a problem that occurs only in the show ring is to bring it out in training. Then you work to fix it! COST for the Three Day Workshop is $350 per person/2nd family member $150. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by 6/19/2020. The balance is due by 7/17/2020.Auditing SPOTS /$75 per day. Please send to Sandra Ladwig N4480 Country Rd W Juneau, Wisconsin 53039 Phone is 920-386-9339. Directions, Hotel & workshop Info will be sent upon receipt of deposit. Please include your phone number and email along w/your check.