Zanee Summer Camp 2020

August 21 - 23

Photos from 2019 Camp!

2020 Zanee Summer Camp is FULL

If you’d like to be put on our waiting list, please email us at 

Training@ArgusRanch.com

This camp will focus on INDEPENDENT SKILLS to get YOU moving down the line ahead of your dog.  Our four instructors will help you and your dog master independence obstacle performance and strengthen your teamwork through skill-building and coursework sessions! Camp is open to all level of dogs!

Camp Information
LOCATION: All workshops will be held outdoors on grass at Argus Ranch, 35612 212th Way SE, Auburn, WA 98092. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will move inside to the competition arena.


COST FOR CAMP: $600; does not include lodging. A $300 deposit is due with early registration for prior Summer Camp attendees. For open registration, you will be contacted after March 7th, and you will have a week to pay your deposit. Balance due by July 15th.


LODGING: Brutus Hall, RV parking and camping are available for an additional charge. To book your RV or camping reservation, go to https://www.argusranch.com/book-a-room. Brutus Hall will be open for reservations on April 1st and we will be sending more information to those who are interested in staying on site. We are encouraging everyone to share rooms. You can see a full description of each room on the website. All of the rooms have at least 2 beds (various sizes). Some rooms have private baths. All rooms have shared baths, kitchen and living space. There are also several hotels close by in Auburn!
 

FOOD: We will offer coffee and breakfast snacks in the morning, and lunch and snacks in the afternoon. Dinner will be on your own, except for Saturday, when we will have a BBQ and a presentation by Maddy Turner. We will provide both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. If you have other dietary restrictions, you may need to supplement what is offered. The closest available restaurants/grocery stores are about a 10-minute drive.


SATURDAY NIGHT BBQ AND LECTURE:
We’re having a BBQ and lecture Saturday night! Maddy Turner, Certified Animal Massage Therapist and Canine Fitness Trainer will present either a 1) Group Massage led by Maddy OR b) Stretching vs Strengthening - How to decide what to use and when. You get to vote in the registration form and we will go with the most popular choice. Maddy will also be offering private massages for your dog on Saturday and Sunday. See below for appointments.


MASSAGE APPOINTMENTS WITH MADDY:
There will be a limited number of slots for 30 minute appointments with Maddy on Saturday and Sunday. She will be working before and after and during lunch each day. Cost is $40 per dog. Please indicate your interests in the registration form.

 

REFUNDS:
● Full refunds will be issued for those who pull 30 days or more from the event if a substitute is found.
● A 50% partial refund will be issued for those who pull 30 days prior to the event if a substitute is found.
● No refunds will be given to those who pull 2 weeks before the event.
● No refunds will be issued if no substitute is found.


CRATING:
There is not a lot of shade. Please be prepared to bring shade tents and shade cloths for yourself and your dogs. We will have a few canopies set up for everyone to use. If you have the ability to share your canopy, that would be great!

 

CAMP SCHEDULE:
Four groups of campers (eight campers per group) will spend half a day with each instructor for the first two days and the third day you get to choose two electives!


Friday and Saturday                 Saturday Evening               Sunday
9:00 – 12:30                              6:00 BBQ                           9:00 – 12:30 Elective A
lunch                                         6:30 – 7:30 presentation     lunch
1:30 – 5:00                                                                           1:30 – 5:00 Elective B


Electives: You will be able to select two Electives for Sunday -- to be filled on a first come, first served basis -- hopefully it will work out that everyone will get their first choices, but just to be on the safe side, you will be asked to indicate a first choice and second choice for BOTH morning and afternoon sessions.


Sunday Electives, 9:00 - 12:30
Novice Dog Handling - work through short sequences focusing on forward sends, obstacle commitment, and side changes. We will maximize the handler's steps while learning how to set clear lines for the dogs. Jumps and tunnels only. Tammy


The Art Of Send & Go - How far can you send?? We will focus on training and building understanding of commitment to obstacles so you can get ahead. This workshop is appropriate for dogs novice to masters level and want to improve your commitment and understanding                                                                   Jordan


A Lot, A Little, Or None At All - knowing how much connection to use on course and where to use it. You'll learn about critical connection points, places to disconnect and run, and everything in between!                                           Tracy


Collection - learn how to help your dog read your positioning, cues and speed to learn how to collect (collected serps, collected front crosses, decel recognition).                                                                                                                            Shauna
1:30 - 5:00
Getting Ahead through Better Obstacle Commitment - Focus on small exercises and sequences to teach the dog an understanding of true commitment. We will help the dog understand that the handler's motion is not always indicative of what is actually being cued. Jumps and tunnels only.                                             Tammy

 

Blind cross or front cross? - When to do blinds and when to do fronts and how to cue them. After building your understanding of what to do and when we will put them to the test with short sequences and courses so both you and your dog can learn how to master them! This session is appropriate for dogs novice to masters level.                                                                                                            Jordan


Mental Prep For Agility Competitors - Having a strong mental game is key to success in agility. Based on Tracy's experience as a competitor and coach, learn how to compete at your best, control your nerves, and think on your feet with these techniques used at all levels, from Novice to International competition!      Tracy


Layering - Distance skills. Whether it be for a gamble course or the need to take shortcuts to get ahead of your dog, learn how layering can help you in your handling.                                                                                                       Shauna

2020 Instructors 

JORDAN BIGGS

Argus Ranch Dog Sports & Training Center (argusranch.com), and Zanee Agility (zaneeagility.com)

Jordan Biggs is the proud new owner of Argus Ranch and hails from the Pacific Northwest.  

 

Jordan is combining her skills as a trainer and handler to become a force to be reckoned with in the agility ring! She began 2018 with a bang by representing the USA with her 3-year old Border Collie, Kirbee, at the IFCS World Agility Championships in Italy. She also won her way onto the USA European Open Team by winning round one and went to the Netherlands in July, 2019. 

 

She shares her home with Border Collies, Kirbee, Riskee, their love-child Pancake, and the newest addition Maybee, and her 1 year old Powder Puff Chinese Crested Iffee!

TRACY SKLENAR

Agility University ( agility-u.com), and Agility MasterClass  (agilitymasterclass.com)

Tracy Sklenar has been training dogs and competing in dog agility for almost 20 years and is perhaps the only handler in the world who has won medals in international Finals as a coach for 2 different countries AND as a handler with her own dog in both team and individual events.

 

She is on the faculty of Agility University and Agility MasterClass and also travels extensively to teach seminars and compete. Her “Feet Forward” approach to handling and emphasis on connection and reinforcement have helped handlers excel at every level and with every type of dog!

Currently, she shares her life with 6 dogs: 3 BC/terrier mixes (13 year old Export, 10 year old Matrix, and puppy Hot Sauce), a BC/Croatian mix (5 year old Voodoo) and two Papillons (6 year old Crusher and 4 year old Macho Nacho). In the ring, their runs are noted for focus, accuracy, consistency and speed!

TAMMY MOODY

Oregon School For Clever Dogs (cleverdogsagility.com)

Tammy has been training dogs for more than 30 years and found her love for agility in 1999 with her Australian Shepherd, Blaze. She has been teaching since 2002 and opened her own training program in 2006 when she founded the Oregon School for Clever Dogs.

 

Tammy's training focuses on creating a happy working relationship with her dogs and loves sharing this philosophy with others. The love of play and cooperation shines through in the engagement Tammy's dogs show on course.

 

Tammy has two Border Collies, Hi-Fi and Freddy Mercury, and a Mudi named Cake.

SHAUNA OLIVER

In-Sync Dog Training (Insyncdogtraining.com)

Shauna has been involved in the dog world in one way or another for over 10 years.  For the last seven years, her focus has been agility, where she has made her mark in the competitive agility field.  She is admired for her smooth handling and well-trained skills which enables her dogs to have strong independent behaviors.  

Shauna has run many different breeds but currently owns Border collies, Sport mixes and a Staffy.  She puts a lot of emphasis on proofing skills to allow for less management and more independence.

Shauna took home regional and national championships with her first agility dog, Zoe, who was a shepherd mix. Recently, Shauna made a statement at IFCS World Championships winning a gold medal 3 years in a row with her border collie, Splash.

MADDY TURNER

WetDog Wellness Center (wetdogwellness.com)

After graduating from East West College of Healing Arts in 2006, Maddy started her career at a local chiropractic office, helping patients get back to enjoying their everyday activities.  Shortly after starting agility with her first dog, Cody.  Turner realized that dogs were athletes and may need the therapy associated with being one.  This realization paved the way for her to open WetDog Wellness Center and her passion to work with animals.

Maddy is certified through Northwest School of Animal Massage, licensed in the State of Oregon, and insured by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). She is also a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer through University of Tennessee and FitPaws Master Trainer.   Maddy lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their three dogs, Fry, Bones and Dio. 

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Argus Ranch Dog Sports and Training Center is located in Auburn, WA. On our 20 acres we offer classes, seminars, workshops, and dog event hosting. With two large arenas, RV, camping, a large old barn with bedrooms, and a place for judges to stay, we are the premier place to train and play!

Classes

   - Agility

   - Barn Hunt

   - Companion Dog

   - Disc Dog

   - Nosework

   - Tricks (fun & sport)

 

Event Hosting

     - Agility

     - Barn Hunt

     - Conformation

     - Lure Coursing

     - Nosework

     - Obedience

     - Rally

     - Seminars
     - Tracking

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