Sara Brueske has been training dogs for over 15 years, and has experienced a large variety of breeds and sports during that time. Having graduated as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner in 2011, she jumped into the professional dog training world. Sara believes in positive reinforcement not only for dogs, but for their handlers as well. Her biggest joy in training is watching a handler and dog become partners and grow as a team. Currently, she is active in the sports of disc dog, agility, mondioring and dock diving as well as being a trick dog enthusiast. Sara and her dogs demonstrate the sports of disc, agility and dock diving in over 300 dog sport shows for the public each year at Purina Farms in Grey Summit, MO and they compete nationwide. In the last couple of years, Sara and her dogs have earned the titles of 2016 UpDog International Finals Overall Champion, 2017 and 2016 UpDog International Finals Freestyle Champion. Rescue is a huge part of Sara’s life, she is continuously helping dogs in need by fostering, transporting and through training consultations.
Sara Brueske – Disc Dog Seminar
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lecture, working sessions
Working Spot (dog and handler) – limited to 10 spots
Audit (human only)
New disc dog teams as well as advanced teams will benefit from this seminar. Foundation work will be touched on and built upon based on individual team skills. Flat work, throwing for safe play and jumping foundations will be covered in the first half of the day. The second half is reserved for individual lessons on a topic each team chooses, with group auditing for the benefit of learning a wide range of topics. Auditors will be able to participate in throwing lessons.
Thomas has been training dogs for almost 20 years. He teaches popular gun-dog seminars all over Europe and worldwide online. Thomas has owned and trained dalmatians, a rottweiler, three German pointers and an English setter before, and is currently training border collies, working cocker spaniels, and German wirehaired pointers. Thomas does mostly herding and field training at the moment, but has also successfully competed in obedience and search and rescue.
Thomas enjoys shooting over his cockers and German pointers, and is trialing successfully with all his gun-dogs. He has several placements in winner’s class in Sweden with his cocker and earned a Certificate of Merit at the Swedish Cocker Championship last year.
Thomas greatest strength is his experience with many different dog breeds and dog sports and his practical and goal-oriented approach to training.
Saturday + Sunday, December 2-3
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Field Trial Foundations seminar
This seminar is for the trainer who wants a solid foundation for gun-dog training using positive reinforcement. The foundations are similar for pointing dogs, spaniels and retrievers, so all gun-dog breeds are welcome to this class.
The seminar will cover the following topics:
- Rewards in gun-dog training and self control
- Stop signal and steadiness
- Retrieving foundations (picking up, holding, delivery to hand)
- Go outs and directions