Orenius/Emanuelsson Agility seminar - AUDIT SPOTS per day SYDNEY


Agility seminar - SYDNEY


Featuring the talented duo of Jouni Orenius and Isabelle Emanuelsson

Course content - Open and Novice levels

Being a handling seminar the main focus will be on improving different areas of handling such as the handler´s movement, timing, precision etc. Close attention will be paid to the execution of handling techniques. We are going to start out by going through some basic and more advanced techniques. We will learn how and when to use them in smaller combinations after which we will be training on more open competition like courses. Here we will also pay attention to finding the optimal lines for the dog as well as focus on our own timing. We want to keep our handling effective. You have to be both fast and accurate on the course and with today´s challenging courses that often means that you need to utilize various different handling techniques. To be effective you first of all need to know how to perform the techniques. This is why we are going to go through various techniques in detail so that it will be easy for you to practice them later on. After this it all comes down to practicing these movements to build muscle memory making it more natural or almost automatic for you to perform them. However, knowing and being able to perform different techniques is not enough but you need to understand when and where to use them to get most benefit. This is why we will look at specific situations, such as the s-line, where we make use of specific techniques. We will also need to know when to start signalling. This is where our timing comes in to the picture.
So basically in this seminar 3 different questions will be addressed: What? Where? and When?The main focus is in the handler´s signals and how to cue them to use different techniques (what), different situations and sequences where to apply these techniques (where) and timing (when).

The course outline will be the same for all levels but the exercises for each Level will differ.

Course format

For each level there will be 2 groups of up to 12 working spots. One group will go with one instructor and one with the other instructor. The groups will swap instructor halfway through the day.

Levels offered

OPEN 1 (Excellent/Masters dogs) - Thursday 6th Oct to Friday 7th Oct 2016. Two groups for 2 full days

OPEN 2 (Excellent/Masters dogs) - Saturday 8th Oct to Sunday 9th Oct 2016. Two groups for 2 full days

Pre Novice - Monday 10th Oct 2016.One group only

Novice - Wed 12th Oct to Thurs 13th Oct. Two groups

Please note that the titles are only indicative of the skills of each team. As the participants of the previous seminar have realised, both Jouni and Isabelle are not only international handlers but they are also instructors of the highest calibre and their experience and skills as INSTRUCTORS have made them more than capable of attending to the varying skill sets of different teams in each group.


Working Spots - There maybe last minute cancellations. Please contact tsueyhiu@yahoo.com.au to be place on the waiting list.


Sydney International Equestrian center, Saxony Rd Horsley Park

More about the presenters:

Jouni Orenius

Started agility in 2005 with border collie, Yoko. Jouni won the bronze medal at the prestigious FCI WC and Nordic champion 2008. He now competes with Neela featured below.

Isabelle Emanuelsson

Started agility when she was 7 years old! She has been a member of the Swedish national team 6 times since she was 14 years old with both her sheltie Zindi and Border collie Noa (Black beauty). She was the youngest ever winner of the Nordic championship

Contact: tsueyhiu@yahoo.com.au/ www.gameondogs.com.au for details.

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