Performance Dog is pleased to announce that Olga Kwiecień will be making her first trip to Australia in June 2019 (19th-23rd)!

Olga is a familiar face on the podium at top agility competitions internationally - she is a rare handler who runs dogs in all height categories, from Small, Medium and Large. With different dogs, Olga has competed at FCI AWC since 2004.

She has won numerous Individual and Team medals at both the FCI Agility World Champs and European Open, including the Individual Silver Medal for agility at FCI Agility World Champs in 2012, team Gold at FCI AWC 2017 and Individual Bronze medal for agility at AWC 2016.

At the most recent European Open in 2018, Olga and her dog Brava won the individual Silver medal, right behind Daniel Schröder & Cashew who won gold. Besides Brava, Olga also currently competes with a young Cocker Spaniel, Mojo and another Pyrshep, Brego (who won the Team Gold for Poland at the FCI AWC in 2017).

Wed 19 June  2019, 12.30pm-4.30pm

(7 working spots)

Foundation Jumping

Basic foundation jumping grids based on Susan Salo jumping program.

 

Advantages: better obstacle focus, more efficient striding (understanding of collection and extension), better jumping technique, tight turns.

 

Useful foundation: being able to run to stationary reward (treat & train/ food bowl / stationary toy all can be used).

Age requirement: dogs must be at least 1 year old

Thurs 20 June 2019, 12.30pm-4.30pm

(7 working spots)

Contacts 101

Foundation exercises and lecture on methods of training dogwalk skills (running contacts vs. stopped contacts), running A-frame and see-saw.

Dogs must be at least 1 year old

Sat 22 June  2019, 9am-1pm

(7 working spots)

Young Dogs Handling (pre-competition)

Short and motivating sequences that allow the dogs to have fun, while at the same time learn basic skills such as obstacle focus vs. handler focus, reading the handler.

 

Involves basic handling maneuvers, practicing tight turns in sequences, choosing the best lines.

 

Requirements:

1) dog must be able to perform tunnels and should be able to negotiate short sequences (4-5 obstacles) including jumps or cones/wings and tunnels.

2) dogs must be at least 1 year old.

Sun 23 June  2019, 9am-1pm

(7 working spots)

Distance Skills (Group 2)

Content will be the same as for Distance Skills Group 1.

 

Training Independence on wraps/tunnels and basic independence on the obstacles so that the handler doesn’t have to be there all the time for weaves or contacts.

 

Note: This class is for all levels and will have a mix of pre-competition to advanced dogs. The instructor will work with each team individually, recommending individual exercises for each team depending on their requirements.

 

Wed 19 June  2019,  6pm-9:30pm

(6 working spots)

Distance Skills (Group 1)

Training independence on wraps/tunnels and basic independence on the obstacles so that the handler doesn’t have to be there all the time for weaves or contacts.

 

Note: This class is for all levels and will have a mix of pre-competition to advanced dogs, but the instructor will work with each team individually, recommending individual exercises for each team depending on their requirements.

Thurs 20 June  2019, 6pm-9:30pm

(6 working spots)

Private Sessions

Private sessions capped at 2 dogs per hour - so it can be one handler with 2 dogs, or 2 handlers with one dog each. Olga will work privately with you on any issue/topic you want.

Sat 22 June 2019, 2:30pm-6:30pm

(7 working spots)

Distance Skills (Group 3)

Content will be the same as for Distance Skills Group 1.

 

Training Independence on wraps/tunnels and basic independence on the obstacles so that the handler doesn’t have to be there all the time for weaves or contacts.

 

Note: This class is for all levels and will have a mix of pre-competition to advanced dogs. The instructor will work with each team individually, recommending individual exercises for each team depending on their requirements.

Sun 23 June  2019, 2:30pm-6:30pm

(7 working spots)

Advanced Handling with contacts

Advanced agility sequences, choosing the best line for the dog, testing various handling maneuvers, obstacle discrimination & independence.

Requirements:

Dogs must be at least 18 months, already competing, and have already learnt how to use weaves and all contact obstacles.