THE ART OF VST SEMINAR
Saturday and Sunday June 23 & 24, 2018
University of New Hampshire Campus, Durham, NH
Primary Presenter: Ray Desmarais
Please read carefully! Registration links are at the bottom of this page.
This seminar is designed for tracking enthusiasts who have achieved a Tracking Dog, Tracking Dog Urban or Tracking Dog Excellent title or are close to that goal, and are working towards a VST. The seminar will be geared to helping handlers better understand the art of reading their dogs while tracking on a VST test site. The seminar will consist of both classroom work with a PowerPoint presentation and actual tracking. Each day all 10 teams will work a VST track of approximately 200-300 yards with various elements.
Ray Desmarais has trained and handled golden retrievers to 5 VST/CTs, 6 TDXs and numerous TDs. He is chair of Yankee’s tracking program, and a well-known and popular AKC tracking judge who was asked to judge the 2013 AKC Tracking Invitational. Ray loves tracking and loves to share his knowledge and experience by teaching seminars.
Meals (a light lunch on Saturday, dinner Saturday evening prior to running the tracks, coffee and scones Sunday morning before running the tracks and brunch during the debriefing late Sunday morning) will be provided, as will beverages and snacks throughout the weekend.
Questions? Please contact Susan Palius: firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-39-6268
Registration priority to YGRC Members until February 15, 2018
Working Teams: $300 for YGRC members; $350 for applicants and non-members
Auditors: $200 for YGRC members; $250 for applicants and non-members
All registrations are final! No fees will be refunded.