August Madness & Mayhem!
August 22 morning - AKC Premier Cup w/ Manca judging
August 22-23 - Seminars
Thursday PM - starting after Premier cup ends: appx. 2:30pm-8:30pm $215
Friday AM - 10am-1:30pm $125
Friday PM - 2:30pm-6pm $125
Manca Mikec is an FCI judge (judging EOTT 2019 & Norwegian Open 2019!) and recently won Team Silver at the AWC and Team Gold at the EO 2018.
Karen Holik is an 11-time USA World Team Member with 3 different dogs at 3 different heights!
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Manca Mikec schedule
Thursday PM - International Course Training
with contacts & weaves.
For those handlers who want to push their skills to win at the highest level of agility. These courses will be for those interested in International competitions such as FCI AWC, EO, WAO and IFCS. (1 SPOT!!)
Friday AM - Course Training
Big spaces, lots of discriminations Manca style! Are you planning on going to EOTT? You better come see what you're in for. Do you need help with discriminations on course? This session will give you the tools you need. Manca's courses are a lot of fun and super challenging. Come play with us!
All obstacles may be used. Dogs should be running full courses with obstacle proficiency. (FULL)
Friday PM - Young dogs
(and not so young dogs)
Something for everyone! Handling the dogs path independently with the help of verbal cues. In ins, push throughs, serpentines and discrimination training. This course is meant to set the foundation for your young dog and/or provide clarity for older dogs. (FULL w/ waitlist)
Karen Holik schedule
Thursday PM - International Course Training
with jumps, tunnels & weaves.
Work skills needed to conquer and succeed on International courses such as Premier, Biathlon and Masters Challenge classes. Included will be understanding the dog's path and knowing what techniques to use. ie; which side of a backside jump to enter and/or exit on. This session will focus on coursework but still work on sections of the course as needed. (1 Spot!)
Friday AM - Not Ready for Prime Time
Sequences for young dogs who are doing jumps/tunnels. Improve and strengthen the connection between you and your superstar young dog. Learn and teach some basic handling techniques
**Pups should be at least 8 months old and sequencing 4-8 obstacles. (FULL)
Friday PM - Masters Level Course Training
with contacts & weaves
Course training at the Masters level with a little International flare thrown in to keep things interesting. Dogs should be able to do coursework with contacts/weaves regardless of current competition level. (FULL w/ waitlist)
About the presenters:
My name is Manca and I come from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I first stared with agility in 1999, but than I had few years of break due to sick dog. When I got my first border collie Bode in 2006, my life completely changed. I started to train more seriously, attending seminars and developing knowledge of this lovely sport. In 2010 I ran on EO with Bode, and also got new border collie, this time a girl named Lin. With all my knowledge I managed to teach Lin great basic and now its really easy to run with her. My both dogs are crazy fast and have great ability to work, so I just love to work with them as much as possible. In 2014 I got new puppy, papillon Aksi, who now also competes in highest level A3. At the moment I have 4 dogs: Bode, Lin, Aksi and puppy Breezy.
Lin ran at AWC 2015 & 2016 with Polona Bonač, they were 2nd in team large 2015! And they ran many EOs and will run AWC 2018 too.
Aksi qualified for EO 2016,2017&2018, and also AWC 2017&2018. At AWC 2017 we got 5th place in agility invididual run and in EO 2018 we became team champions in small!
In 2010 I started working on my judging exam. So from fall 2013 im also agility judge (from 2014 international). I was also team leader for EO 2013, team assistant for EO 2014 &2015 and assistant at AWC 2014&2015.
I teach agility for more than 8 years already. Many students of mine are team Slovenia members for AWC and EO.
My goal is to have fun and enjoy working with our great dogs!
Karen is an 11-time USA World Team Member with 3 different dogs at 3 different heights, 5-time National Champion, Gold and Silver Medalist at the World Agility Open (England), Silver Medalist at the FCI World Championships (Austria) and Bronze Medalist at the IFCS World Championships (Italy). She teaches private/group lessons and classes in Brandon, Florida. She has also been a Finalist at National Events here in the United States with each of her dogs (past and present) over the past 20 years.
Karen began participating in dog agility in 1992 when she started training her Chow/Sheltie mix, Simon. She loves training dogs of all motivation levels. Her success with many breeds demonstrates her effectiveness. She believes that all dogs can be taught to run to their full potential and agility should be a team sport and fun for the dog at all times. She believes the most important aspects of agility training are teaching the fundamentals and being consistent with your handling at all times.
Karen currently owns 5 dogs (two Shelties and three Border Collies). She teaches private/group lessons and classes in Brandon, Florida. She also travels the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Mexico and Costa Rica, giving seminars.