PSA Event Registration Forms 2018

13-Apr-2018

Heres all the registration forms you'll need for the June 2018 PSA events! Read More

Please download, print and return the necessary forms.

 

Seminar Registration Form

Seminar Rego 2018.pdf

Decoy Cert Registration Form

Decoy cert Rego 2018.pdf

Trial Registration Form

Trial Rego 2018.pdf

DOG TRAINING CONVERSATIONS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

10-Jan-2018

Chad Mackin and Jay Jack are coming to Australia to deliver their first ever combined workshop! Read More
 

 

Chad Mackin and Jay Jack are coming to Australia to deliver their first ever combined workshop! Topics covered will include;

  • Leash handling
  • Play strategies
  • Blue ribbon emotions and switching emotional systems
  • Layered stress model
  • Socialization strategies

What we have planned

What:

  • Combined workshop over the weekend
  • Limited private lessons on Monday and Tuesday following the workshop
  • GRC Events mid-week.

When:

  • Sydney workshop 5-6 May
  • Brisbane workshop 12-13 May
  • Melbourne workshop 19-20 May

Where:

  • Sydney - Pet Resorts Australia Dural – 425 Galston Rd Dural
  • Brisbane – Mt Gravatt Showground – 1644 Logan Rd Mt Gravatt
  • Melbourne – ProDog - 2D/19-23 Paramount Road, West Footscray

How Much:

  • Workshops $350
  • Private Lessons $150
  • GRC Event Entry $TBA

There are 10 working spots per workshop and those will be allocated in order to maximise the training value. If you would like to be considered for a working spot please give the details of your dog and its level of training along with any known issues you would like to work on.

Private training sessions are extremely limited. To enquire about and book private training sessions contact pat@mskennels.com

To find out more about GRC Dog Sports check out this link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/854920137887608/

Check out the Dog Training Conversations Podcast here

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dog-training-conversations/id824504967

Chad Mackin

Chad has spent the better part of the last 23 years looking for the most fair, humane and effective training methodologies available which consistently produce reliable results in a reasonable amount of time.

HE has had the good fortune to be mentored by some amazing trainers and has developed lasting learning friendships with many others.

From all of these experiences he came to believe that all the great trainers share some common threads regardless of their approach or method. These components are all part of what I consider Dogmanship:

 

  • Respect the dog – dogs are amazing beings, they are intelligent, extremely social with a complex range of emotions. They are not objects to be programmed. They are not slaves, nor are they employees. In the best case, they are our partners, friends and allies. We should be the same to them.

 

  • Create motivation to do something rather than to avoid something – Training should primarily be about getting the dog to things, not simply avoid punishment. The quickest fix isn’t always the best fix. It’s worth it to take a bit more time to build a desire to work.

 

  • Be clear – A dog who doesn’t understand what is expected cannot consistently achieve those expectations. Good teachers do everything they can to ensure their students understand. As trainers, it’s vital that we be good teachers.

 

  • Be consistent (but not rigid) – Consistency goes along with clarity, but a good teacher knows when insistence on absolutes will discourage a student. Often, it’s better to treat genuine effort as success.

 

  • Always do what’s best for the dog – Ultimately every great trainer is in the business to help dogs. To do this, it is essential that we understand the dog we are looking at. Canned responses are nice, but knowing when they aren’t the answer is essential.

 

  • Failure to create consistent results reflects on the trainer, not the dog – It’s a poor teacher who blames the student for failure to learn. Motivation is part of the teacher’s job.

 

  • Be joyful – The best trainers I have ever seen all love their work and it is evident when you see them with a dog. Never train a dog when you are angry, frustrated or upset.

 

  • Never stop learning – Perfection is a goal we can never reach, but the best trainers are always trying anyway.

 

Jay Jack

Jays system of training is based on companionship, and communication. He strives to learn the dogs language, and become fluent in the way they communicate. Jay strives to teach them our way of communication and help them become fluent in that. He strives to be motivational and as reward based as possible. Jay will “Correct” a dog….. But…… it is not to make them wish they never made a mistake. It is literally like playing the “warmer/colder” game when you were a kid. He gives them information that lets them know they are getting colder so they can make better choices. In all aspects of training, he is committed to using the least invasive, minimally aversive training possible. If Jay ever does outright “punish” a dog it will always fit this criteria; Not punishing them poses greater risk than the punishment (chewing exposed wire, or, lunging at a child, etc…). And, The punishment is only applied in the hopes that it will NEVER have to be done again. For him, the point of training your dog is to give freedom, and autonomy! Their obedience gives them their freedom. It’s like the rules we follow when driving, gives us the freedom to take a road trip if we want to. Their ability to understand human rules, and make good choices, gives them a life most dogs will never have.


 

Want to attend this seminar?

 

PSA IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA, and I want you to be a part of it.

29-Mar-2017

We are hosting a seminar and training package in an attempt to kick start this game in Australia.
I’ll let you know right from the get go, this is not being run for profit. Once we cover costs, any money left over will be held by PSA HQ in America and used to conduct trials and training for any and every PSA club in Australia. Read More

We are hosting a seminar and training package in an attempt to kick start this game in Australia.

I’ll let you know right from the get go, this is not being run for profit. Once we cover costs, any money left over will be held by PSA HQ in America and used to conduct trials and training for any and every PSA club in Australia. I’m happy to provide a ledger to anyone that asks when the event is over.

Please read all the way through to understand why we want this game to succeed so much.

What we have planned

What: PSA Handlers Seminar presented by Janet and Shawn Edwards –

When: 17-18 June 2017

Where: Pet Resorts Australia Dural

How Much: $150

Two greats of the game (their profiles are below) will deliver a detailed explanation of what the sport is, how it is conducted and how best to train to compete and succeed. This event is open to everyone and anyone. No history or experience in working dogs required. All attendees are welcome to bring a dog with them, we cant guarantee all dogs will be worked, but having the maximum available and at various levels in training will create the best opportunities possible for demonstrations.

Because of the large volume of dogs that we expect at this event, all dogs attending will need to be booked into and assigned a kennel at the host facility Pet Resorts Australia – Dural. A special boarding day rate of $25 has been organised. This is to ensure dogs and people can be kept safe during the event. Call PRA on 02 9651 1747 to book in.

To book your spot click the “Register your spot” button below!

Want to attend this seminar?


What: Decoy Training and Certification

When: 19-20 June 2017

Where: Pet Resorts Australia Dural

How Much: $200

This will be two days of training with Shawn for anyone game enough to suit up and take bites. From experienced to novices this training will focus on safely developing a grip and catching a dog as per the rules of PSA. There are only 10 spots available.

There’s a few prerequisites to attend.

  1. Must be a member of PSA (you can join on the day, this is for insurance purposes)
  2. Must bring a suitable and serviceable bite suit.
  3. Must bring at least one dog that can safely target a bite suit. If you don’t own or can’t handle a dog then, you can source a dog and handler to attend and assist in the training. There must be at least as many dogs as decoys in attendance.

To book a spot please contact pat via email pat@mskennels.com or Facebook. You will need to send video of the dog you intend to bring, detail as to whether its your dog or will be bringing another handler.

You will be required to give a description of your level of experience as a decoy as well as any video you have.

From there the training will be tailored to suit the audience. Those deemed suitable will be invited to attempt certification in the afternoon of the second day.


Why PSA?

PSA is the fastest growing ring sport in the world. Originating in the US there are clubs and competitors in the UK, South Africa, India, Canada and now Australia. I am super excited to get it going here and I think you should be too. There are 4 levels to attempt, the progression is from achievable to the insanely difficult.

There is videos of the obedience and bitework from every level here http://psak9.org/media/psa-videos/

The obedience if functional, not stylised. The bitework is impressive and realistic.


If you are a trainer

PSA provides an objective and common standard for us all to work to. The rules are written, the association is formed, even the scenarios have a detailed training guide. It’s probably the most accessible ring sport in the world. You can use any dog, you can use any commands and you can target anywhere on a bite suit. The key factor to competing in any ring sport is the team mentality. It takes a village to title a dog and that community spirit is strong in PSA. Clubs train together but compete on the field. Lets all lift the standard of training and develop friendships and cohesion along the way.


If you are a Breeder

Here is your chance to put your money were where your mouth is. Sell or place your dogs with trainers who will compete or train them yourself and have a crack. Put titles after your dogs name that actually mean something people can understand. Its common in Australia to hear people refer to a specific Stud dog and say their puppies are from that dogs program, without ever actually knowing what’s involved in achieving a title in that program. Where the points are earned and lost, the exercises and their nuances and what that means to the end owner of the dog. Here is an opportunity to learn the inns and outs of a program, learn why each exercise is conducted and what it is designed to be a test of. Through this sport you can put your dogs on show and prove their strength in a sport specifically designed to test it.


If you are Police or Military

PSA can and should act as a feeder program for working dog units all over the country. Buy a PSA 1 dog and you know you are getting a dog who has obedience under distraction, is neutral to gunfire, has passed a courage test and bitten in a hidden sleeve civil scenario. Here is an opportunity to close the perceived gap between sport and street work. Who better to learn that from than a husband and wife team whose family dog can dog both!


Got Excuses? Don’t worry I’ve got rebuttals!

I don’t know anything about biting sports

Cool. Come and learn. Bite sports are fun and social. There is a heavy emphasis on obedience and control, it’s not just a bunch of dangerous dogs going crazy.


I already do IPO

Rad, the PDC (first test in PSA) can be done on a sleeve and the helper will use a padded stick with no hitting. Sound familiar? Multi Title your dog.


I already do Mondio

Sweet to the beat. You shouldn’t encounter any cross over problems in PSA until the level 2 and even then it will be in the defence of the master, where a change in side of heeling in the Mondio for that exercise will solve the problem.. Looks like more Multi titled dogs to me!


My dogs don’t have FCI pedigrees

Perfect, no one cares. You can turn up with a 3 legged 1 eyed no tail mongrel. If it can do the work than its welcome to compete, score and win.


The dogs I breed are too civil for sport

Well, I call bullshit. Sounds more like you don’t want to see your nervy dog get chased back to its car in the courage test.


KNPV is the only sport I’m interested in, my dogs are KNPV lines.

Sure they are, but the KNPV is run by the ministry of justice and unless you plan on flying with your dog to Holland, then it aint going to happen dude.


I work the streets with my dog, so I cant do any sport

There are numerous competitors in the US and Canada that use service dogs on the trial field. That’s right, cops who compete in this very sport with the dog they spend all day chewing up crooks and finding narcotics.


Our Instructors

Janet Dooley Edwards has been a certified Master Trainer from Tarheel Canine Training, Inc since 2001. Her training has included obedience, SAR and Police K9s. She has trained 100+ dog teams to work streets for local, state and federal agencies through the United States. Janet has instructed several seminars covering all aspects of training for PSA, law enforcement and the US Military. She has been an evaluator for the National Tactical Police Dog Association.

Janet's PSA career began in 2007 with Zuko. During their career together they accomplished earning their PSA 3 title, received numerous High Obedience, High Protection and High In Trial awards. In 2016 Zuko was inducted into the PSA Hall of Fame. Janet and Zuko also had a new award named after them, the Mount Everest Award, for being the only team in the history of the sport to win Nationals at every level.

In 2013 Janet began competing with Zuko’s son, Danny. They earned their PSA 1 with honors and winning the High in Trial award. He was the 2013 National runner-up, winning High Protection and was voted National’s Top Dog by the decoys. Danny has earned his PSA 2, passed with honors and was the 2015 East Coast Regional Champion. They will be showing in the level 3s this competition season.

Janet has been a PSA judge since 2013 and has been the East Coast Director since 2014.

Shawn Edwards became a competing member and trial decoy in PSA K9 in 2003. He is a four time PSA K9 National Select Decoy and became a trial Judge in 2015. He offers over 20 years of experience in the working dog field. He began in 1994 as US Air Force K9 Security Policeman. It was then he realized his passion for working dogs, especially in the area of decoying. Since then Shawn has gained a wealth of knowledge through numerous schools, seminars and training sessions. He is a graduate of the following schools:

  • US Air Force Protection K9 School
  • US Air Force Detection K9 School
  • Baltimore Police Department Police K9 School
  • Tarheel Canine’s Police K9 Instructor School
  • Maryland Police Training Commission Instructor School

Shawn has a great deal of experience as an instructor. In addition to being the Baltimore Police K9 Unit Commanding Officer and Head Trainer he has been an instructor at numerous Police K9 and PSA K9 seminars across the US and as far as Sao Paulo, Brazil and NSW, Australia.

 

NePoPo® Silver in Australia October 9-13

30-Mar-2016

Bart Bellon returns to Australia for a second series of NePoPo® Schools! Read More

The Grandfather of modern dog training will deliver his NePoPo® School in Australia.

To register your interest contact Seminars@mskennels.com

 

NePoPo® Silver

NePoPo® Silver is the theory component of the most modern technique in dog training.

The school runs for 5 days with a 6th and 7th day held available for testing. 

During the Silver Program, students will learn in depth what PoPo training is, what NePo training is and what NePoPo® training is and the powerful aspects of each system. There will be role games to facilitate comprehension of each system and all the dog training tools commonly used in NePoPo® will be covered.

Successful Graduates of the NePoPo® Silver will become eligible for NePoPo® Gold.

Dates

October 9-13 

Training is 9am - 6pm

Location

Melbourne, Australia

Successful students will be eligible to attend NePoPo® Gold in March 2018

Syllabus_Silver&GoldProgramDescription.pdf

NePoPo® Gold

 

NePoPo® Gold is the practical Component of the NePoPo® School.

Only students who pass the exams of the Silver Program are eligible for the Gold Program. The practical work of applying the theory can then begin. The students will work with their dogs and will see other dogs work in NePoPo®. Training aids will be discussed and how and why we implement them in NePoPo®. We will learn how to solve behavioral problems using NePoPo® to create clear and efficient solutions.

Perks!

Successful graduates of the NePoPo® Gold will

  • Have the option to be listed on the Bart Bellon® and NePoPo® Websites as Gold program graduates.
  • Be able to use the NePoPo® trademarked logo as a quality mark.
  • Receive 15% off all NePoPo® merchandise.
  • Teach but not qualify others in NePoPo®
  • Receive a NePoPo® Electronic Collar Certification.

 

To register your interest contact Seminars@mskennels.com

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