Is your dog struggling with stay? Perhaps you are having trouble adding distance or distractions? Or maybe your dog just won’t stay for a period of time? Whether your problem is relaxed downs or short stays amongst distractions, this workshop is for you! We will discuss why training a stay today is different than what it used to be, and why you might be making learning the stay more difficult for your dog. We will cover different types of stays needed in competition versus real life, and we’ll talk about training plans for both. When you are finished with this workshop, you will be left with all the steps to teach fabulous competition stays and truly relaxed down stays!
Broken Stay? Here’s How to Fix It!
8:00 pm PT
Nicole Wiebusch started competing in dog sports as a teenager and quickly became addicted to the sport of obedience. In 2001, she acquired a golden retriever named Tucker who taught her that traditional methods weren’t the best way to a happy confident dog. This realization started her on the journey to positive reinforcement training. In 2008, Nicole started her own dog training business, Golden Paws Dog Training LLC, and teaches both pet owners and dog sports people dog-friendly training methods. She started taking classes with Fenzi Dog Sports Academy in 2013 and actively competes in a variety of performance events with her three golden retrievers. Nicole’s golden retriever Toby UDX2 OM3 RAE was retired due to physical problems just 30 points shy of finishing his OTCH, earning multiple High in Trials and High Combineds. Toby won the Advanced Rally class at the Golden Retriever National Specialty in both 2012 and 2015. Nicole’s current competition dog Strive has earned her UD and is working on her UDX, as well as competing in Rally and earning points for their RACH. In a limited number of trials, Strive has earned 4 High in Trials and 1 High Combined in Obedience, plus numerous High Combineds and High Triples in Rally. Both Toby and Strive have earned agility and dock diving titles, and Strive is titled in both hunting and TEAM. Excel is Nicole’s up and coming dog and he is featured in many of the videos for Nicole’s classes at FDSA. Excel has dock diving titles and his TEAM1 title, and will soon be playing in the rally, obedience, and agility rings.
In addition to operating Golden Paws Dog Training, Nicole is an instructor for FDSA and the Pet Professionals Program and a TEAM judge. She has earned both the Obedience/Rally/Freestyle Trainer’s Certificate and the Sports Foundation Trainer’s Certificate from FDSA. She is also a Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog evaluator, a Professional Member of the APDT, and is a field dog trainer for a service dog organization.