The advanced is "a bit hectic"
. It is sequestered and S.P.I.E.D. Which means the competitors don't get to see the scenarios until they are in them. S.P.I.D.E. means the are given a goal to accomplish NOT told what will happen and what to do. They are judged on how they handle the scenario and the level of thier training.
We always have folks from the pattern sports that go crazy and don’t really understand what is going on(as often it looks like training in a blender!) They keep forgetting that the dog and handler are seeing these ADVANCED scenarios for the first time. The protection and obedience now looks more like the real time “coaching” at an agility trial than the robot like pattern of Schutzhund or Ringsports. (Before the emails and posts start coming, Schutzhund and Ringsport are great! Just different.)
I haven’t seen the IRON DOG but it sounds like fun!
Again, we look forward to meeting your group this summer! We have The SWAMP STOMP in May and the M.A.D. Summer Challenge in August. Then (My favorite) The NITE BITE in October!
Canine Solutions Training Services and the Maine Association of Dogsports (M.A.D.) will be hosting the W.P.B.T.C.A. (Working Pit Bull Club of America) National Championships. (AWDF recognized club.) in September of 2006.
Weight pull, Conformation, Obedience and Protection. I will post more on this event later!
Best of luck at your seminar! If you are looking for something dog related to do next weekend, either way N.Y. or Maine you should have fun!