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Tier 2 Judge/Trial Manager Workshop 
(6hrs) Face:Face

Become an approved SWUK Judge/Trial Manager

If you are already trialing, judging and Trial Managing at Tier 1 you will know how exciting it is to achieve qualification in to the Tier 2 levels where you can enjoy the challenge of more varied search areas with an abundance of hiding places for that target scent.

We are always on the look out for more judges and trial managers to help and run trials. Without judges, scribes and trial managers there would be no trials for us all to enjoy.

This workshop is a dual course for both Judges and Trial Managers.

Key topics for Judges include:
  • How to set an appropriate test
  • Different hides affecting movement of scent
  • Contamination and decoys
  • Equipment
  • Scoring the trial
  • Working with other members of the Trial Team
  • Pre & post trial briefings
  • Dealing with competitors and their dogs
  • Avoiding pitfalls
Key topics for Trial Managers include:
  • Providing a safe and relaxed trial environment
  • How to manage handler and dog teams
  • Understanding roles and responsibilities of the judge
  • Equipment
  • Inputting scores/Understanding marking system
  • Working with other members of the Trial Team
  • Pre & post trial briefings
  • Avoiding pitfalls

Getting the opportunity to watch the variety of methods of handling and the natural seeking capabilities of such a wide selection of dogs never gets boring. Judging and Trial Managing at these levels will doubtlessly bring ideas to create challenges and exercises to improve your own skills and knowledge for working with your own four legged friend.

You will become well practiced in setting tests appropriate to the level of trial you will be judging including where and where not to hide scent plus becoming more aware of environmental effects on scent and the handler and dog teams.

This will be a practical face to face workshop where participation with your own dog is encouraged to help set up realistic trial scenarios. At regular times throughout the day your dog will need to have rest and take breaks in your vehicle. Individuals will be responsible for ensuring the comfort and safety of their own dogs. An exercise area will be available. All venues for workshops and trials have been risk assessed, toilets and kitchen facilities will be available along with light refreshments of tea/coffee/biscuits. You will need to bring your own lunch and plenty of snacks for your dog.

Please complete the booking form below to secure your place on this workshop. Further details will be provided before the course commences. Any questions please get in touch with Justine.

NB. Any previously qualified judges can take the relevant workshop as an optional ‘refresher’ at £25  (We hope the refresher will provide the participant with a confidence and energy that will get the best from dog/handler teams to be tested). PLEASE CONTACT JUSTINE DIRECTLY TO GET THIS CONCESSION

Date

15 Mar 2024

Location

Cucklington, Somerset
Cucklington Village Hall

Cost

£80.00

Time

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tier 2 Judge/Trial Manager Workshop 
(6hrs) Face:Face

Date

15 Mar 2024

Time

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Become an approved SWUK Judge/Trial Manager​

If you are already trialing, judging and Trial Managing at Tier 1 you will know how exciting it is to achieve qualification in to the Tier 2 levels where you can enjoy the challenge of more varied search areas with an abundance of hiding places for that target scent.

We are always on the look out for more judges and trial managers to help and run trials. Without judges, scribes and trial managers there would be no trials for us all to enjoy.

This workshop is a dual course for both Judges and Trial Managers.

Key topics for Judges include:
  • How to set an appropriate test
  • Different hides affecting movement of scent
  • Contamination and decoys
  • Equipment
  • Scoring the trial
  • Working with other members of the Trial Team
  • Pre & post trial briefings
  • Dealing with competitors and their dogs
  • Avoiding pitfalls
Key topics for Trial Managers include:
  • Providing a safe and relaxed trial environment
  • How to manage handler and dog teams
  • Understanding roles and responsibilities of the judge
  • Equipment
  • Inputting scores/Understanding marking system
  • Working with other members of the Trial Team
  • Pre & post trial briefings
  • Avoiding pitfalls

Getting the opportunity to watch the variety of methods of handling and the natural seeking capabilities of such a wide selection of dogs never gets boring. Judging and Trial Managing at these levels will doubtlessly bring ideas to create challenges and exercises to improve your own skills and knowledge for working with your own four legged friend.

You will become well practiced in setting tests appropriate to the level of trial you will be judging including where and where not to hide scent plus becoming more aware of environmental effects on scent and the handler and dog teams.

This will be a practical face to face workshop where participation with your own dog is encouraged to help set up realistic trial scenarios. At regular times throughout the day your dog will need to have rest and take breaks in your vehicle. Individuals will be responsible for ensuring the comfort and safety of their own dogs. An exercise area will be available. All venues for workshops and trials have been risk assessed, toilets and kitchen facilities will be available along with light refreshments of tea/coffee/biscuits. You will need to bring your own lunch and plenty of snacks for your dog.

Please complete the booking form below to secure your place on this workshop. Further details will be provided before the course commences. Any questions please get in touch with Justine.

NB. Any previously qualified judges can take the relevant workshop as an optional ‘refresher’ at £25  (We hope the refresher will provide the participant with a confidence and energy that will get the best from dog/handler teams to be tested). PLEASE CONTACT JUSTINE DIRECTLY TO GET THIS CONCESSION

Location

Cucklington, Somerset
Cucklington Village Hall

Cost

£80.00
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