Simply email us to confirm your date and the seminar format you desire, and submit your deposit of $800 by clicking on the Pay Pal button to the right. You will be asked the usual questions that normally accompany a debit or credit card purchase online. We will receive an instant email notification, and will contact you to obtain all the information you wish included in our online announcement. It's that easy!
Our standards for seminars We have a finite amount of time, and a vast amount of information to cover. Because of that, there is a standard announcement I make first thing Friday mornings at our seminars. That is: "This is not a train the dog day. It's a train the trainer day. With that in mind, I have no idea which attendee’s dogs will actually work, or to what extent. But, because of the nature of this event, we will do our best to involve as many dogs as are instructive to the group as a whole; no more, no less."Our goal in any seminar is that all of those who attend will be substantially better trainers Saturday afternoon than they were Friday morning. I believe that is how I can be of most value in our time together.
Time right now to book your
SMARTWORK/EVAN GRAHAM SEMINAR
5-day Basics/Fundamentals seminar Monday through Friday April 8 - 12!
Dogs for the Basics/Fundamentals seminar can be puppies from 3 months to Senior/Seasoned-level skills.
LATE TRANSITION/ADVANCED SEMINAR
With Evan Graham
A Full Participation Workshop with 1:1 teaching & coaching by Evan Graham
April 8 ~ April 12, 2013
Location:Victoria, BC Canada
All dogs must be working at an MH or Qualifying level or be an advanced handler with a transition dog.
Evan Graham Beginner & Transition Two Day Workshop
Friday & Saturday July 26 & 27 2013 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Workshop held at Rick & Marcia Campbell Schell Road – Wilmington Ohio
40 available seats - Cost $100 for both days of training Dogs are welcome to attend, but due to limitations, not all dogs may get the opportunity to work.
Seats Open to West Central Ohio HRC until June 1, at which time we will open to other HRC clubs.
Checks payable to West Central Ohio HRC Mail to Jennifer Ison 1235 Wilhelmina Drive Vandalia, Ohio 45377 Luvalabrador2010@yahoo.com 937-346-7370
Please bring with you the following items: Water for you & your dog Chair Pop up Tent or Canopy Covered Dish or Food Items to Share at Lunch time Please be respectful of the Campbell home & grounds and remember to pick up after your dogs.
(Checks will be cashed the week of the training seminar.)
Brief Definitions of Retriever Training Categories for Seminar Formats
Basics are a standard course of fundamental skills. Upon these building blocks are built all of the more advanced skills. They include:
Formalizing fundamental obedience: Heel, Sit, Here, Kennel, etc.
Force Fetch; the full course from Hold through Force-to-pile
Basic Handling; 3-handed casting, mini-T, Single T & Double T
Water Force & Swim-by
Transition is less specific, and covers a broader span of skills. It is the training that builds a bridge between a Basically-trained dog and a Fully-trained dog. There are three phases of Transition:
Transition; Phase 1
Wagon Wheel Drills
4-way Push/Pull Drill
Change to Orange
Transition; Phase 2
Swim-by in Tune-up’s
Tune-up Drill #1
Tune-up Drill #2
Walk around blinds
Land Diagonal Drills
Gradient Blind Drill
No-hands Back Drill
Late Transition Transition; Phase 3
Advanced Tune-up Drills *
No-Hands “Back” Drill *
Cast-off-points Drills *
Chair Drills *
Advanced Mark & Blind use in Cold Set-up’s
Journal Keeping *
Blinds; a beginning/middle/end
Advanced training is the maintenance and honing of the full set of retriever skills, which constitutes a fully trained retriever. Every skill or skill set previously mentioned is found in fully functional form in an advanced level dog. A seminar for advanced dogs is usually focused on preparing for competition, or on improving the overall performance of competing dogs.
"I have been so busy I have not had time to review Evan Graham's new Force fetch DVD (SmartFetch). Gordy posted how impressed he was with the DVD. I watched it yesterday. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! That is the best DVD I have ever seen on force fetch. Most times DVD’s leave a lot of stuff out. This one does not. This DVD is definitely worth the investment. Even if you have been force fetching dogs a long time." ~ Mark Jansma pro trainer, Iowa
ABOUT US... Welcome to Rush Creek Press online. We feature the latest books, DVD's and artwork by internationally known author Evan Graham.
We are a family run business located in Liberty, Missouri. email us: email@example.com
Tour the site and let us know how you like it. We are open to suggestions for monthly topics on the "Feature" page, which offers a training tip article each month.
Photos are also welcome for consideration to place on the "Pin-up pups" page. These photos will be updated each week, so long as a good supply of new dog pics is available.
A Brief Biography of Trainer, Author and Artist Evan Graham
Evan Graham was born November 6, 1946 in Long Beach, CA. He is recently retired from a metropolitan hospital as a Registered Nurse. He is married and has four children and ten grandchildren. He has also been a contributing writer for The Retriever Journal, and HRC Magazine, and has trained and handled many dogs that earned positions on the National Derby List, including five in a single year. One of them was number three with 49 points (seven wins). At least three of the dogs he trained, as a professional became Field Champions.
The driving force behind his development of the Smartwork system was the belief that one can never know how good any dog is whose Basics were not thorough. As a portion of the method refinement, he maintained a strong focus on efficient, effective Basics. The Smartwork system includes three books – each illustrated by the author – and currently eleven very detailed DVDs. A growing list of champions and accomplished retrievers are listed on the Rush Creek Press website, http://rushcreekpress.com/page8champions.html.
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