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Mail - 1720 Grand Blvd., North Vancouver, BC V7L 3Y4




Seminar & Workshop 

With Julie Flanery

August 31 & Sept 1, 2019

Hosted By: Dumbbell Obedience Club

LOCATION: TNT Kennels, 27624 Watson Rd., Abbotsford, B.C.

If you're competing in any kind of dog sports & want to improve your skills then you can't miss this seminar & workshop with Julie Flanery. 


Learn how all those skills you train for one sport can transfer across the board & compliment all your dog sports.  Need a way to put spunk in your heeling or create & add a little more bounce & pizazz in your freestyle routine? We've got you covered there as well. We'll even show you the fun & fabulous Rally-Free sport - a combination of Rally Obedience & Musical Freestyle. 

Plus Julie will show you how to make the most out of platforms, pivot pots, gates & targets to gain precision & speed up the learning process.



PARTICIPATION FORMAT: ONLY 16 Working Spots are available for the Seminar. Unlimited Audit spots.

WELL SUITED to individuals who are participating in dog sports with their dogs such as Obedience, Rally, Rally-Fre, Canine Musical Freestyle. 

Knowledge of event marker & positive training methods is required.

*** Working spots are NOT suitable for reactive dogs.***


COST: Working Spots - $365  (CDN or US $) *
           Audit (2 days) - $200 (CDN or US $) *
           Audit (1 days) - $125  (CDN or US$) *

* includes lite lunch




CONTACT:  Heather Lawson - dogwise@telus.net


PRINTABLE PDF information






In the event of seminar cancellation registrant's Registration Fee will be fully refunded. Dumbbell Obedience Club will not be held responsible for any additional fees or expenses incurred as a result of seminar cancellation. No other fees or monies will be due or payable to attendees. 


Cancellation by Attendee - No refunds will be issued after July 5th,2019.  Any cancellations prior to July 5th, 2019  will incur a $65 administration fee.



Here's a little background on Julie.


Julie Flanery, CPDT-KA has been working professionally with dogs and their handlers since 1993. She focuses on the needs of the dog and helping people form a strong working relationship, through clear communication, and positive reinforcement. She has placed Obedience, Freestyle, Rally-Obedience, Rally-FrEe Agility titles on her dogs so knows both the world of obedience and Musical Freestyle very well.and


She began competing in Musical Freestyle in 1999 and was the first to both title and earn a Heelwork to Music Championship on the West Coast.  She has since placed many freestyle titles on her dogs, earning both High Technical Merit and High Artistic Merit in both Musical Freestyle and Heelwork to Music. In 2001 she was named "Trainer of the Year" by the World Canine Freestyle Organization and has been a competition freestyle judge since 2003.



In 2012, Julie developed the sport of Rally-FrEe to help freestylers increase the quality and precision of their performances. It has since become a stand-alone sport enjoyed by dog sport enthusiasts all over the world. Julie has been a workshop and seminar presenter both nationally and internationally. She currently trains and competes with her Tibetan terrier in both Musical Freestyle and Rally-FrEe.

We had a BLAST in 2017 


Denise FENZI Seminar
August 19 & 20, 2017  (Saturday & Sunday)


Saturday:  Engagement, Personal Play & Toy Play (if time)
Sunday:    Handler's Choice (Obedience Only)

Hosted By: dogWISE Training (Heather Lawson & Teri Martin)
Location:  TNT Kennels, 27624 Watson Rd., Abbotsford, B.C.


SATURDAY (full day) - Engagement, Personal Play & Toys (if time)


> The emphasis in this portion will be:
1) helping dogs become comfortable in new spaces via acclimation
2) giving dogs the freedom to ask to work
3) asking for increasingly more of our dogs (eye contact, personal play, and finally, work) before classic reward such as toys or food show up. 


This seminar also helps participants understand beginning personal play with their dogs.  The end goal of engagement training is a dog that is extremely comfortable in a working space, and who drives the handler to create interaction and work.


> The emphasis will be on toy & personal play - building toy drive in softer dogs or dogs that show limited interest and building control in stronger teams.  Personal play portion introduces different on ways excellent to play with a dog that does not involve food or toys.

>  10 working Teams.


SUNDAY (full day)  - Handler's Choice (Obedience Only)

Emphasis on allowing extensive working time with each team.  There is no group work.  Each dog's problem or stage of training is discussed, and options for working through the problem or exercise are presented.  The team then practices with continuous feedback from Denise.

>  10 working Teams.  
(Working teams for Sunday MUST have attended Saturday as an auditor)




10 Working Spots are available each Day.  Choose which day you wish to work your dog this will determine the day you must audit.  (Handler & Dog are working only 1 day the other day is an audit day.)

 -  If working Saturday - you will audit Sunday without dog participation 
 -  If working Sunday - you MUST audit Saturday without dog participation


COST: Working Spot - $300  (Work 1 day & audit 1 day)
           Audit (2 days) - $200  1 Day - $110

Saturday:  FULL - No Working Spots left
Sunday:    FULL - No Working Spots left

Audit:        Open 2 day or
1 day audit spots available




Contact:  Heather Lawson -  dogwise@telus.net
                Teri Martin - terimartin@shaw.ca




I just wanted to thank-you for such an incredible seminar last weekend.  It was chocked full of information, wonderful dogs and savvy trainers.   I had so many “ah-ha” moments!   Biggest takeaways: I’ve been struggling for awhile trying to figure out how to put play, engagement and work all into one session, how they fit together.  I worked on them separately with my dogs, but couldn’t seamlessly put them together for the full effect.  Now I see the bigger picture and feel like I know how we can get there.  Second, I learned how much fun heeling can be.  It always seemed so dull and rote.  But the games are fun- my dog loves them and we feel like we are learning. Lastly, the Pockethand- I’ve been working on the exercises from your Precision Heeling class, but couldn’t figure out how to get an effective pockethand.  You showed me last weekend, and it has opened so many doors for me and my dogs.  I can’t believe how incredibly light my dogs get and how easy it is to move them around.   You are a funny, warm, generous and patient person. I am so glad I had the opportunity to see you in person and participate in this seminar.