Fanny Gott is a professional dog trainer from Sweden, specializing in clicker training for dog sports, like obedience and agility. Fanny has accomplished both obedience and agility trial championships with her working cocker and border collies. She’s also been in national championship finals in both obedience and agility. Scandinavian obedience is characterized by speed and joy as well as precision. Fanny is focusing on ethical, fun, effective and competitive training that is suitable for all breeds. Read more about Fanny at her website
Saturday + Sunday, October 1-2
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lecture, video, working sessions
Weekend Working Spot (dog and handler)
Audit (human only)
$50 each day
Sequencing & Trial Preparation
To succeed in trials, dogs need to know so much more than just how to perform the exercises required by the sport.
For example, dogs also need to be able to:
-Do several exercises in a row with no toy or food rewards in between exercises
-Perform well on the first try
-Perform in a new location
-Perform under time pressure
-Switch from energetic and fast to calm and focused behaviors (and the opposite)
-Cope with distractions such as a judge, a ring steward, a crowd, and other dog/handler teams
-Be “open minded” and switch from one task to another when asked
This seminar will discuss how to teach your dog these skills and more. Come and learn this crucial aspect to preparing your dog for long term success!
Friday, September 30
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Working Spot (dog and handler)
$75 (limited to 6 teams)
Audit (human only)
Training Agility Skills
Agility courses require dogs to be fluent and to understand a variety of agility-specific skills and patterns (e.g., threadles and backsides). In this evening seminar, Swedish agility competitor Fanny Gott will share her approach to training agility skills in ways that promote speed and understanding.
The seminar is specifically geared to be open to teams at a variety of levels to demonstrate the progression of skill training, but dogs should be fluent with jumps and tunnels and able to sequence at least 8-10 obstacles.
Here is a short video of Fanny training agility:
And here is a video of Fanny and her dog Squid getting the highest possible point total in Snooker at the Sweden WAO tryouts in 2016 (only dog out of 560 to do so!)