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Go BANANAS 2.0! Finnish Coaches Minna Martimo & Marko Mäkelä

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Go BANANAS camp with Finnish Coaches
Minna Martimo & Marko Mäkelä

*April 6-7 Saturday / Sunday sessions at:
The Agility Facility. Indoors, on Great Mats.
- Cost: Working participant $225/day
- Auditor $90 full day
- Limit 10 working spots

April 9-10-11 Tues / Wed / Thurs sessions at:
Wide World of Indoor Sports, Montville, CT (TURF!)
- Seminars will be split into 1/2 day (4 hour) sessions. 
- Morning sessions will run from 9-1pm, afternoon sessions will run from 2-6pm.
- Two seminars will be running at the same time — this is the perfect opportunity to work young dogs around distractions!
Cost: Working participant $150/session
- Auditor $60/half day, or $100 full day
- Smaller groups — Limit 8 working spots per session

Stay Friday for our UKI trial with Marko judging!


OneMind Dogs Coach
Minna Martimo

Tues AM - Either/Or Training - FULL
Tues PM - Course Training w/ theme 'What's your Position?' - 1 spot

Wed AM - Clear Round training - 1 spot
Wed PM - Young Dogs - 1 spot

Thurs AM - Handling From Behind
Thurs PM - Handling From In Front

Marko Mäkelä

OneMind Dogs Coach
Marko Mäkelä

Saturday* - Foundations

Sunday* - All the Turnings! - FULL

Tues AM - Private Lessons
Tues PM - Young Dogs - 1 spot

Wed AM - Tunnel Fun! - FULL
Wed PM - Finding the Fastest Path / Which Technique Where? - 1 spot

Thurs AM - No Banana (understanding lines)
Thurs PM - Gone Bananas! (course training)

Friday - Judging UKI trial!

Seminar Descriptions:

Foundations - Or rather, "Fun"dations! Come experience the "magic" of OneMind Dogs foundation training! Foundations is the core of your pups agility career. Build the confidence, drive and teamwork needed for a successful career! No OneMind Dogs experience necessary! 
Offered: Saturday all day (Marko). Location: Agility Facility.

All the Turnings! - This session is to help improve your dog's turning with the help of good timing of your handling cues. Tight turns and gentle turns will be included. Your dog may think collection is over rated but we can show him that can be fun too!
Offered: Sunday all day (Marko). Location: Agility Facility.

Either/Or Training - Handle flawlessly! Learn how to navigate your dog through all possibilities of similar sequences! Does your dog follow your handling or make guesses? Do you know what you are telling your dog with your handling? Come and learn—both handler and dog—how do do each sequence just right! There are no mistakes on this training, only ways to handle different options. 
Jumps & tunnels only will be used. Different exercises will be covered in each session.
Offered: Tues AM (Minna)

Clear round training - This is about running courses under pressure. Do you train well and feel like you can get through courses easily but things fall apart in a competition setting? Do you just want to improve your time, take risks and feel confident while trialing? All obstacles may be used. 
Offered: Tues AM (Marko) & Wed AM (Minna)

Course Training w/ theme 'What's your Position?' - Go Bananas! Course training the Finnish way. Make the most of your 2nd strongest handling element! Finding your best position on course to make course reading as easy as possible for your dog. All obstacles may be used. 
Offered: Tues PM (Minna) 

Young Dogs - For pups over 8 months and green dogs. We will focus on short sequences, ~10 obstacles and the proper execution of basic handling techniques. Dogs should be able to do short sequences with jumps/tunnels and may be more talented than their handlers. We will work on making the handlers just as talented as their dogs. No OneMind Dogs experience necessary!
Offered: Tues PM (Marko) & Wed PM (Minna) 

Tunnel Fun! - Including exercises appropriate for all levels. Tunnel time is so fun, and so easy! But are they!? Many errors on course can be attributed to an error occuring either directly at a tunnel, or trickle down a few obstacles later because something went awry at a previous tunnel.
Come join us to examine one of the most common, yet most complicated obstacles on courses! We will examine different tunnel challenges and variations of entries and exits. Suitable for young dogs, with more advanced exercises to challenge seasoned teams. Jumps & tunnels only will be used.
Offered: Wed AM (Marko)

Finding the Fastest Path / Which Technique Where? - Are you comfortable with executing different handling techniques but don't quite know when to use them? Understanding the shapes / paths that different techniques create is essential to figuring out where to execute a technique.
For those who are ready to push their limits, timers will be used to determine which line is fastest / more efficient for your dog. The results are sometimes surprising, and may be different for different dogs! 
All obstacles may be used, however contacts / weaves may be skipped for younger teams.
Offered: Wed PM (Marko)

Handling from Behind (Techniques) - Fine tune, learn, better understand techniques you perform from behind. Examples of techniques executed from behind are: Rear Cross, Whiskey Cross, Tandem Turn, Flick, Lap Turn. Jumps & tunnels only will be used.
Offered: Thurs AM (Minna) 

Handling in Front (Techniques) - Fine tune, learn, better understand techniques you perform from out in front. Examples of techniques executed in front are: Front Cross, Blind Cross, Reverse Spin, Lateral Push, German Turn, Running On the Dog's Line. Jumps & tunnels only will be used.
Offered: Thurs PM (Minna)

No Banana! (Understanding Lines) - Your dog is NOT a banana! Using string to discover your dogs path. Do you really know where your dog lands and turns when coming off a jump? Do you know what your dog's correction stride is? Do you even know what that means? This workshop is crucial to understanding what path your dog is actually taking, and when & how you can affect that path. All obstacles may be used. 
Offered: Thurs AM (Marko)

Gone Bananas! - Course training with Marko! It's the end of the week and Marko has definitely gone bananas by now. If you're staying for our UKI competition Friday, I highly recommend running his courses! All obstacles may be used. 
Offered: Thurs PM (Marko)

Earlier Event: March 30
Distance Control workshop
Later Event: April 13
Running A-Frame workshop!