Happy Dogs Training Center is pleased to announce that Julie Hill will be coming to South Carolina for A Competition Obedience Workshop on July 6th & 7th, 2019.

Julie’s workshops emphasize motivation in the training process. She teaches all obedience exercises in the context of creating and maintaining a relationship between dog and handler that demonstrates “the utmost in willingness and enjoyment” as well as performance consistency.

Julie’s training techniques incorporate play, games, tricks, and rewards into the training process. In this workshop, Julie will show participants how use these motivational techniques to build a strong and reliable foundation, teach and proof the exercises and prepare to compete.

Specific topics include: shaping behaviors, heeling, the details (fronts, finishes and pivots), reinforcing positions and behaviors, proofing, corrections, dealing with stress, and a detailed discussion about how to teach all obedience exercises. Participants will have ample floor time to try Julie’s techniques, and work with her on their problem exercises.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 6, 2019:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 7, 2019:    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION

Happy Dogs Training Center
24 Carver Street, Wellford, SC 29385

ABOUT JULIE

Julie has trained a variety of breeds in obedience and agility, including Greyhounds, Bloodhounds, Basset Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Tollers, Pointers, Belgian Tervurens, Belgian Malinois, Standard Poodles, Terriers and Border Collies. Her own dogs have earned multiple High-in-Trials and tournament placements and accomplished many firsts for their breeds.

A few highlights of the careers of Julie’s past dogs:

GREYHOUND:  OTCH The Merry Prankster UDX TD OA OAJ JC
Novice A to OTCH dog; first Greyhound OTCH; multiple tournament placements, including winning the Hound Group at the first NOI.

BLOODHOUND:  CH Masterpiece Maybe I’m Amazed CDX TDX NA NAJ MT
All-breed HIT out of Open A; Top Ten placement in Novice at Cycle tournament.

POINTER:  OTCH MACH3 U-CD Longtrail Piece of My Heart UDX6 MXC MJC
48 HITs; 32 H/C; Score of 200 from Open; “Ultimate Dog” at All-Star Performance Dog Association tournament; first Pointer MACH; elected to APC Hall of Fame in 2014.

POINTER:  MACH2 Moorland Up and Running UDX OM1 MXS MJB MXF
HITS out of Novice, Open, and Utility; 5th place in Finals in 24” class at 2008 AKC Agility Invitational.

Julie’s current dogs include:

BELGIAN TERVUREN:  NAC OTCH MACH7 Chiron Incyta More Smarts UDX7 OGM MXG2 MJC2 MFB TQX T2B
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1st Place (2012) and 2nd Place (2014), both with class placements, in the 24” class at AKC Agility Nationals; Wins and placements in 24” class at AKC Agility Invitationals; HITS out of Novice, Open, and Utility; 58 HITS; 43 H/C; Top 20 Finalist at 2015 National Obedience Championship.  10th Place Masters Class at 2015 Obedience Classic; 1st Place JWW, 4th Place Standard, and 1st Place in Finals of the 24” class at 2016 Westminster Agility Championship; 1st Runner-up at 2016 Westminster Obedience Championship; 1st Runner-up at 2016 NOC; 3rd Place Masters Class at 2016 Obedience Classic.

BELGIAN MALINOIS:  MACH Up & Running Double-Edged MXS MJG MXF
First place in 24” Time-2-Beat class at 2014 AKC Agility Nationals.  1st Place Standard and Top 10 Finalist in 24” class at 2016 Westminster Agility Championship.

TERRIER X:  MACH2 Up & Running A Mile A Minute CD MXS MJG MFB TQX T2B
4th Place Hybrid Round and 12” Finalist at 2017 AKC National Agility Championship; 3rd Place Round 2 2017 European Open Team Tryouts, and 2018 European Open team member; 8th Place Novice 2017 Obedience Classic.

BORDER COLLIE:  Hidden Valley All the World’s A Stage
Baby-in-training.