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
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!
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.
● 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.
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!
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