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Jay Jack

Play as the Way Seminar

GRC Sport Foundations. Social Responsibility Foundations. Defensive Tactics

Paws Republic is proud to host Jay Jack from Next Level Dogs this October!

 

Jay Jack is unique. There’s no other way to put it, from his unique upbringing/background in dogs, to his love of martial arts, to his animated, engaging, and dynamic presentation style paired with perfectly placed profanity. You quite possibly won’t attend a seminar as unique and eye opening as one of Jay’s. His passion for his training systems, for the dogs, is off the charts, there’s really no one who loves a challenge, or a challenging dog, more than Jay Jack. He’s a straight shooter, a true pitbull advocate, and a blessing to dogs all over the world

 

 

He will presenting 3 different topics over 3 days with both working and audit spaces available! Check out the info below!

GRC Dogsports is a new breed of dog sport. It seeks to celebrate and test not only the dog’s gameness (G), but the relationship (R) with the handler, and the dog’s self control (C). Even though we are doing the drive sports associated with the APBT (American Pit Bull Terrier), we are open to all breeds. The sports we offer competition in are:

Treadmill Race

 Weight Pull

 Wall Climb

 Spring Pole

WE WILL ONLY HAVE TIME TO COVER 2 SPORTS DURING OUR SEMINAR - SPRING POLE AND WALL CLIMB

The Mill Race, Weight Pull, and Wall Climb are traditionally done without any control parameters. But, in GRC, the higher levels will have increasing impulse control requirements layered into the events. Such as stays while waiting for the release to start, or increasing the distance from the handler to test area of influence. This will require not just drive, but control to get the advanced titles.

The Spring Pole for obedience is an entirely new concept. Typically they have only been used for hang time. We want to show something totally different. Drive CONTROL. A Spring Pole is a free hanging tug toy. This simple device allows folks access to the high level of training associated with the bite sports….. Without the biting of human shaped toys, or the need for expensive suits, and experienced decoys. You will be asked to control your dog from a distance. Asking for them to release toy. Asking for various obedience commands. And, telling them when it’s ok to grab the toy again. This takes a traditionally crazy making tool like the Spring Pole, and re-purposes it to test the control of the dog, and the depth of the relationship in the face of a huge temptation.

Of course before we even get to the drive events….. All teams will do a “Social Responsibility” test. This will be broken into three portions. A Leash Communication portion. An Obedience portion. And a Liberty Portion. Unlike most tests, you will LOSE points for focused control during the Leash/Liberty portion. We allow focused heeling as a management strategy to walk your dog past the distractions. And, clearly if your dog has an un-resolvable issue with a trigger, an incompatible command of focus is the responsible thing to do! But, the ultimate goal would be for a dog to be able to make good, relaxed, decisions in these situations without the need to be “under orders”.

We want to encourage handlers to have dogs that can play hard, AND be liveable. The scoring reflects that. In the Obedience portion, it is done as a more traditional test of verbal command obedience. Here is where we WANT to see the focused control Obedience is associated with. An SR Title must be earned by every dog, BEFORE being allowed to move on to the drive events.

We encourage relationship centered, motivational training. Teams can lose points, or be fouled out for dogs showing avoidance. And, handlers can be disqualified at any point, at any event, or anywhere at the show at all, for any harsh or abusive treatment.

Seminar Topics

Social Responsibility Foundations

1 Day Working & Audit

October 18th 2019

This will discuss the concept of using play based training to teach the skills needed for social responsibility. Participants will learn the several novel ways to use food including the Treat Chase Game, and how to use structured Personal Play. You will learn the Red Light Green Light Game on a long leash, as well as Pressure And Release, and a complete system of tactical leash handling skills. The Rub Down to put relaxation on cue will also be covered. This Seminar should give you all the skills you need to prepare to pass GRC Dogsports Social Responsibility Test if you choose to pursue that goal.

GRC Dogsports Foundations
1 Day Working & Audit

Spring pole and Wall climb

October 19th 2019

We’ll introduce you to the world of GRC Dogsports Drive Sports. There will be work on The basics of Toy Play and Harness Acclimation. We’ll also introduce the Spring Pole, and Wall Climb. You’ll learn how to use indirect rewards and learn the difference between Supportive Games and the Competitive Games most people use in training. These ideas will take your work to the next level even if you don’t want to pursue any actual sport titles.

Defensive Tactics

1 Day - No Dogs

October 20th 2019

Perfect for both professionals in the field of dog training and behaviour, and pet owners alike! We have group rates for canine proffesionals like Dog daycare staff, Vet clinics, Dog walkers, and in home pet sitters

A few examples of some of the topics we'll cover:

 

-How to break up dog fights

-Defensive leash skills

-How to address a dog that turns on you

-How to develop defensive skills through game play

Working & Audit Pricing

 

1 Handler 1 Dog

$200

GRC Sports Foundations
Working

1 Handler 1 Dog

$375

2 day GRC Sports & Social Responsibility Foundations
Working

1 Handler 1 Dog

$200

Social Responsibility Foundations 
Working

1 Handler 1 Dog

$500

3 Day GRC Sports ,Social Responsibility Foundation and Defensive Tactics
Working

 

1 Handler No Dog

$150

GRC Sports Foundations
Audit

1 Handler No Dog

$300

2 day GRC Sports & Social Responsibility Foundations
Audit

1 Handler No Dog

$150

Social Responsibility Foundations 
Audit

1 Handler No Dog

$425

3 Day GRC Sports ,Social Responsibility Foundation and Defensive Tactics
Audit

$175 per person ( no dogs )

for groups over 4 $150 per person ( no dogs )

Defensive Tactics

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