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Guy Blancke Agility Handling Seminars

Handling Foundation – Sat Sept. 8 (8am-5pm)
Advanced Handling – Sun Sept. 9 (8am-5pm)

Workin' Paws in Hollister

Stressing maintaining a connection with your dog and running with your dog laterally rather than ahead or behind, Guy Blancke’s agility handling seminars offer handlers a way to analyze and run agility courses with outstanding smoothness and efficiency. Guy uses video technology to analyze each handler’s skills, teach handlers how to find the best lines, and provide valuable individualized coaching that allows handlers to understand every detail of their runs and thus make the right adjustments toward better performance.

Guy Blancke, and his Belgian Shepherd Unia have garnered top international agility honors including winning the 1999 Agility-Welt Cup, 1999 FCI Agility World Cup (vice-champions), and the 2000 Belgian National Championship. Guy coached and competed with the CKC Canadian team at the 2003 World Championships and has coached and given seminars in agility for over 20 years.

SMART is offering two one-day seminars:

• a Handling Foundation seminar (Saturday) for people who have not previously attended a Guy Blancke seminar; no contact equipment or weave poles will be used since the emphasis will be on communicating with your dog on course and finding the smoothest and most efficient paths between obstacles; young dogs preparing for competition are especially welcome as long as they have plenty of jumping experience.

• an Advanced Handling seminar (Sunday) for people who have previously attended a Blancke seminar. We will give previous Blancke attendees priority for the working spots in this seminar, but Handling Foundation participants may audit the Advanced seminar at the reduced price of $48 if not enough working spots are available to meet the demand.

The seminar fee for each one-day seminar is $120 for a working spot and $60 to audit (Smart Members $96/$48 as the standard club 20% discount). Fee includes morning and afternoon munchies and drinks but BYO lunch. For Questions, contact Derede Arthur, 831-757-7467 or

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August 25 & 26, 2007
Manzanita Park (16720 Castroville Blvd.)
Prunedale, CA (MAP)
Closes: 10 August

General Info Letter
Running Order
Tournament Running Order
Pairs Running Order

Judges: Scott Bartley, Peggy Hammond, Ann Croft
Steeplechase/Perf. Speed Jumping, Grand Prix/PNS Loca Qualifiers

Contact: Janet Massolo

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Annie's Blankets is a Salinas based non profit that collects used blankets and towels from the public and distributes them to animal shelters, veterinary hospitals and clinics to provide greater comfort and facilitate humane treatment of animals in those organizations.

In honor of National Dog Day, August 26, they are doing a big collection drive, and SMART has offered to host a collection site at our trial. They will bring out a collection barrel for you to bring your old towels and blankets, and they will pick them up at the end of the trial. Go through your closets and see if you have any old bedding that you can get rid of, and make some animals more comfortable at the same time.

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Fun Match
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Workin' Paws, Hollister
This fun run will focus on Gamblers and Snookers.

Time: First walk through at 8:30am

Cost: Pre-Entry $25.00 for the 1st dog, $10 for 2nd dog, $5 each additional dog. Unlimited runs per person regardless of number of dogs. Entries must be received by July 5, 2007
Day-of Entry: $40.00 for the 1st dog, $10 for 2nd dog, $5 each additional dog.

For More Information: Vici Whisner at

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April 28-29, 2007
Manzanita Park
Prunedale, CA (MAP)

General Confirmation Letter
Catalog Front Page
Running Order-General
Running Order-Grand Prix/Steeplechase
Running Order-Pairs

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Closes: 13 April

Grand Prix/PNS & Steeplechase/Spd Jmpg + regular titling

Judges: Pat Charlton, Pat Corl, Tara Choate


Fun Match
April 7, 2007
Workin' Paws, Hollister


Building Drive and Motivation:
A Seminar for Performance Dogs
with Denise Fenzi
Saturday August 11, 8am-4pm
Salinas, CA

This seminar will examine canine "Drives and Motivators" in depth and is well suited to those competing in agility, obedience, schutzhund, flyball, and any other sport which values intensity, endurance and focus in a competitive environment.

$100 for a working spot and $50 to audit
(Smart Members $80/$40 as the standard club 20% discount).

Download Registration Form, Register by August 3

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