Welcome to a Weekend of Disc Dog Training with Heather Smith!
Do you want to get involved with the latest dog activity to hit the UK?
Does your dog love to chase, jump and dance?
Do you want to take part in a dog sport where you can completely play to your partnerships strengths and increase your dog’s drive and motivation and focus?
Does your dog love PLAYTIME?
If so, this Disc Dog weekend is for you!
This course aims to provide you with the skill set to take part in the following Disc Activities
• Throw Disc and the associated sports such as Toss and Fetch
• Jump Disc
The Course covers the following
• Throwing skills for the humans in the partnership /choosing discs
• Foundation skills for your dogs, including warm ups and cool downs
• From proprioception to Gymnastricks
• Tricks and Flicks for Freestyle and building a routine
• Patterns and ground work
Safety, fitness, readiness to undertake activities and the welfare of the dog is of paramount importance and will be part of the weekend.
Groups are kept small in order that you can achieve lots with your dog over the weekend
Heather is an international trainer and competitor who has not only won Crufts HTM Final on three occasions but has been an Open European Championship Finalist in HTM.
For the past four years Heather has been involved in Disc Dog and is Scotland’s only Accredited Trainer and Assessor for the UK Disc Dog Association as well as a show organizer for Scotland’s Disc Dog Show.
Recent successes for Heather have included winning the UFO World Cup Freestyle Qualifier with Google and the UFO World Cup Throw and Catch Qualifier with Luna (owned by Michelle Porter), gaining a Master title with Google in the first Toss and Fetch League and as part of the Bearded Collie Disc Dog Team having an unbeaten record as top team in both Throw Disc and Freedisc.
Heather also works a Bichon Frise, an Australian Shepherd and a Border Collie.
Venue: we have a lovely big field near Stonehaven. Put in the following postcode into your GPS, and it will lewad you straight to the field. AB39 3XL
Time: weekend still to be confirmed due to Corona, but we hope to be able to find a weekend in the spring 2021 from 10am to 5pm
There will be free tea, coffee and cake available throughout the weekend, and it is possible to order sandwiches for lunch too. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch!
Limited handler with dog spaces available (only 12!) but spectator spaces available at a smaller price too. Get in touch to book spectator slots.
Most of the practical part of the training will be outdoors while some theory may be indoors. Please bring warm clothing! Social distancing will be held at all times, both inside and outside, and there will be hand sanitiser available the entire weekend too.! We are taking care of all of you!