There is a judges seminar out here in Southern California (Fontana) that will be held in February. I was wondering if anyone here has gone to one before and if they think they are worthwhile? It is 2 days, obedience one day rally the next. I think it is around $100 for both days. What do you guys think??
February 10 2007
Title: AKC Obedience & Rally Seminar
Presenter: AKC Field Rep
Sponsoring Club: Southern California Dog Obedience Council
Martin Moss - PO Box 1542 Lake Forest, CA 92609
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (949) 859-8175
This will be a two-day seminar February 10th & 11th, 2007. One day will focus on obedience and one day will focus on rally. These seminars will meet AKC obedience & rally judges educational requirements.
I have gone to some and I do think they are worth it.* You get to hear the judges and reps discuss what to look for when judging.* Well worth every penny I have paid! I tell my students it is important as an exhibitor to know what the judges are looking for.
Susan UCDX GRCH Dunn's Marsh Caleb of Waltona UDX3, OM3, RAE Canadian UD, RE FallRiver's Micah of Waltona GN RAE, Canadian CD, RN
If there were one close to me I would definitely attend. If I can ever get a UD on my dog, I might seriously consider becoming a judge. Have been ring steward under many, many different judges, it's fun to see how each judge runs their ring. I've gotten some great ideas/insight from the judges I've stewarded for.
Definitely worth it. It's always good to know what the judges are looking for.
There is a website I've posted many times, that has obedience articles written by a judge. He explains where the handler makes errors and where the dog makes errors. He also has his judging worksheets posted. For the utility one, for example, his worksheet shows exactly what go out position will be scored with how many points off. Uggh...did that sentence even make sense?