Welcome to
Paws For Applause
Dog Agility School!

In addition to group training classes and private training sessions we have demonstrations for schools, fundraisers and charity.
We have USDAA sanctioned trials, Fun Matches, Show N Go's and Friday night practices.

 

 


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Viki Csavas Seminars/Clinics

 

May 16th and 17th, 2015 (Sat.-Sun.)
Lucky Dog Park, Tyler, TX

 

Enclosed arena (on three sides) with dirt floor
Air crating area, bathrooms and eating area
Healthy and Protein rich breakfast included each day.



Stacy Goudy had such a great response to Viki's seminars in Colorado last year, that her students have asked her to come back again and teach this Spring! So after teaching in Colorado, we are excited to have Viki come to Texas!

Viki was a FCI Hungarian Team Member at the World Championships 2009-2011. She was a member of Team Hungary at the EO 2008-2013. She won the Hungarian National Championships in 2010 and won Jumping at the Norwegian Open in 2014.

Here’s a video of Viki with her Border Collie Suvi when she was a youngster:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJshJIoZIUk

And at the Norwegian Open:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ItF5CpZo3k

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Handling Seminars

May 16th Saturday
Masters/Excellent and Advanced/Open
We'll work on perfecting timing so the dogs know when to turn! We'll look for destination points on course where micro management is important and look for points on course where you can run a line. We'll work on some Euro turns if this group would like to, or if not, we will focus on AKC and ASCA type handling.


May 17th Sunday
Novice/Starters Dogs
We'll work with timing and distinguish handler focus from obstacle focus. Then we'll discuss where to use each type of focus on course and how to incorporate these concepts in our course strategy. We'll also be working some on Euro Turn training for those interested, or if not, we'll spend our time on AKC and ASCA type handling.


Prices:
Working Full Day: $180 (deposit $100)
Working Both Days: $340 (deposit $200)
Audit Full Day Seminar: $60

Reservations required to hold working spots. Working spots limited. Once deposits are received, they are non-refundable under any circumstance. Balance is due April 15th, 2015. Balances not paid on due date will result in a forfeit of spot and a loss of the deposit. Participants may sell their spots only to qualified teams upon notice to Bonnie. Reservations made with Bonnie Norris at wyndrunhr@aol.com; deposits payable to Bonnie: 3485 Stonewall Rd. Wylie, Tx. 75098.

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Daisy Peel “Spooky” Seminars/Clinics

 

Oct. 31st-Nov. 2nd, 2014 (Fri.-Sun.)
Lucky Dog Park, Tyler, TX

 

Enclosed arena (on three sides) with dirt floor
Air/Heated crating area, bathrooms and eating area
Healthy and Protein rich breakfast included each day.

 

Daisy's recent wins:
2010, 2012 AKC 26" NATIONAL CHAMPION
2010 USDAA 26”GRAND PRIX NATIONAL CHAMPION
2010, 2011 AKC USA WORLD TEAM MEMBER
2013 CRUFTS AGILITY CHAMPION


You can read about Daisy here: daisypeel.com

Here's a video of Daisy winning 3rd Individual at FCI Worlds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1KdzyulxPE

All participants get an additional 5% discount for their total if they enroll in more than one seminar or clinic.

Handling Seminars
Oct. 31st, Friday
International Skills Class
Using FCI, ISCS, UKI and European Courses
Prerequisites: Competing in BOTH Masters Jumpers AND Masters Standard level; working knowledge of Motion Based Handling System.

Nov. 1st, Saturday
Balancing Cues To Get Faster Times
Using AKC, USDAA and ASCA Masters/Elite level Courses
Using your motion and combining cues in a proactive way to communicate to your dog! Emphasis on Front/Rear/Blind Crosses, Sends, Serpentines, Wraps, Pinwheels, 270’s, 180’s. Prerequisites: Competing at BOTH Excellent/Advanced level Jumpers AND Excellent/Advanced level Standard; working knowledge of Motion Based Handling System.

Half Day Clinics
Sunday, Nov. 2nd
Morning-Euro Turns/Crosses; Jaakko/K-Turn; Lap Turn; Reverse Spin; German Turn; and if time allows, the Forced Front Cross or Whiskey Cross. Daisy will characterize each by breaking them down to their Cue Combo’s as described in L. Mecklenburg’s Developing Handling Skills. We’ll work each Turn/Cross with one jump and progress to short 3-5 obstacle sequences. We’ll learn the pitfalls of these technical Cue Combo’s and when using them is legitimately better, and when it's just a fad/overkill.
Prerequisites: Competing at Advanced level Jumpers or higher; working knowledge of Six Recall To Heel Positions, Crosses, Pulls/Pushes as described in L. Mecklenburg’s Developing Handling Skills.

Afternoon-Foundations For Young/Novice Dogs and/or Novice Handler
Basic principles and foundations of handling within a consistent and natural, motion based handling system. Good for students that want more practice working correctly within system, but are not yet competing or are just starting to compete. Open to dogs and puppies 10 months and up that can sequence 6-8 jumps/tunnels (bars may be on ground or removed). No Contacts or Weaves required.

Prices:
Working Full Day Seminar: $190 (deposit $100)
Working Half Day Clinic: $105 (deposit $105)
Audit Full Day Seminar: $60
Audit Half Day Clinic: $40

Reservations required to hold working spots. Working spots limited. Once deposits are received, they are non-refundable under any circumstance. Balance is due Sept.15th, 2014. Balances not paid on due date will result in a forfeit of spot and a loss of the deposit. Participants may sell their spots only to qualified teams upon notice to Bonnie. Reservations made with Bonnie Norris at wyndrunhr@aol.com; deposits payable to Bonnie: 3485 Stonewall Rd. Wylie, Tx. 75098.

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AKC 2011 National Championships
Lexington, Virginia
April 1-3, 2011




















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Handling seminar with FCI Multi-World Team Member Jennifer Crank

 

FCI/AKC Agility World Team 2004, 2006 and 2007
Individual Silver Medal 2006
Individual Bronze Medal 2007



November 6-8, 2010
Lucky Dog Park, Tyler, TX

 

 

You can read about her here: incredipaws.com/bio.html

Saturday Nov. 6th-Motion Based Handling Foundation Seminar (required for seminars in the future at the upper level) on Motion Based Handling System: open to dogs or puppies sequencing 8-10 jumps or tunnels off lead, at any jump height. There will be NO Contacts or Weaves and little to no training instruction so we can focus on handling. $165 for working spot. $100 non-refundable deposit required to hold spot. Limit 12 working spots; Auditing is unlimited and is $60 per day (quiet dogs welcome).

Sunday/Monday Nov. 7th/8th-Masters/Excellent Handling with Motion Based System: open to dogs with Advanced or Open Standard title only. To be eligible for this seminar you have also attended a Foundation Seminar from an Instructor teaching the AP handling system, or attended or audited the Saturday, Nov. 6th seminar. The instruction will include some hard, European type sequences. $290 for working spot. $140 non-refundable deposit required to hold spot. Limit 12 working spots; Auditing is unlimited and is $60 per day (quiet dogs welcome).

Lucky Dog Park
15545 CR 1134
Tyler, TX
www.luckydogpark.com/Contact_Directions.html
This facility is a covered barn with 4 walls
Packed dirt flooring
Driving time is about 1.5 hours from Dallas area

Breakfast included and will open 30 minutes before seminar begins and stay open until 10:00 each morning for grazing.

To reserve a spot you must email me to get on the list. I must then receive your deposit check within a week or your name will be moved to the bottom of the list. Once deposits are received, they are non-refundable under any circumstance. Balance of the seminar fee is due Oct.1st. Balances not paid by Oct. 1st will result in a forfeit spot and loss of deposit. Balance is non-refundable but participants may sell their spots (only to teams that meet seminar requirements.)

Reservations made by emailing Bonnie Norris wyndrunhr@aol.com and sending deposits to 3485 Stonewall Rd. Wylie, TX 75098

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2010 San Antonio Trial at the River Walk











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Working Spots full but Auditors welcome. PFA Students Audit spots are $60/day

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Daisy Peel Seminar

 

December 19-21, 2009 (Sat/Sun/Mon)

 

 

Daisy is a student of Linda Mecklenburg’s Awesome Paws Handling System, and trains and handles using the principles of that system. Her current competition dog, “Jester” has garnered these recent accomplishments:

• 2007 AKC 26" NATIONAL CHAMPION
• 2007 AKC USA WORLD TEAM MEMBER
• 2009 USDAA REGIONAL GRAND PRIX WINNER

Saturday: Handling Within A System Seminar: $160
Basic principles and foundations of handling within a system:
Open to dogs that are sequencing Jumpers courses of 8-10 obstacles.
Daisy will be defining how to handle within a system and will cover handling sequencing with no contacts or weaves. Limited to 12 working spots. Auditing is open to anyone regardless of skill level and is $70 per day, unlimited.

Sunday and Monday: Masters Handling Seminar: $290
Open to dogs with a Open or Advanced Standard title. Teams must have attended Daisy's last seminar; or audited the Saturday seminar; or have been to a Awesome Paws Handling System seminar; or have working knowledge and practice of handling within this type of system (motion based handling).
This seminar will cover advanced handling and International type courses and exercises handling within a motion based system. Limited to 12 working spots. Auditing is open to anyone regardless of skill level and is $70 per day, unlimited.

Lucky Dog Park, Tyler, Tx.
Indoors covered and enclosed (one side open)
Dirt flooring
Continental Breakfast included
You can read more about Daisy and her dogs at: jumpstartagility.com

Reservations required with $120 deposit for Handling System Seminar (Sat) and $160 for Masters Handling Seminar (Sun/Mon.) Once deposits are received, they are non-refundable under any circumstance. Balance due Nov. 1, 2009. Balances not paid will result in a forfeit of spot and a loss of the deposit. Participants may sell their spots only to qualified teams. Reservations made with Bonnie Norris at wyndrunhr@aol.com and deposits payable to Bonnie, mailed to 3485 Stonewall Rd. Wylie, TX 75098.


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Daisy Peel Seminar

 

April 25, 26 and 27, 2009 (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

Lucky Dog Park, Tyler, TX

 


 

Daisy is a student of Linda Mecklenburg's Awesome Paws Handling System and trains and handles using the principles of that system. Her current competition dog, "Jester" has garnered these recent accomplishments:

2007 AKC 26" NATIONAL CHAMPION
2007 AKC USA WORLD TEAM MEMBER

Sat./Sun.: Handling Within A System Seminar: $280
Basic principles and foundations of handling within a system:
Open to dogs with a Novice or Starter Standard title.
Saturday will start with a morning lecture defining the system and ending with easy sequencing. Sunday will be more difficult and lengthy sequencing and handling within a system.
Limited to 12 working spots. Auditing is $60 per day.

Monday: Masters Handling Seminar: $150
Open to dogs with a Open or Advanced Standard title. Teams must have attended or audited the Saturday seminar or have been to Awesome Paws Handling System seminars or have working knowledge and practice of handling within the system.
Working on advanced handling and working International courses and exercises handling within a system.
Limited to 12 working spots. Auditing is $60.

Lucky Dog Park, Tyler, TX.
Indoors 100' X 125' covered and enclosed arena (one side open)
Packed dirt flooring. 5'6" AFrame.

You can read more about Daisy and her dogs at: jumpstartagility.com

Reservations required with $140 deposit for Handling System Seminar (Sat/Sun) and $100 for Masters Seminar (Mon.) Deposits are non-refundable under any circumstance. Balance due March 1st 2009. Participants may sell their spots to qualified teams. Reservations made with Bonnie Norris at wyndrunhr@aol.com and deposits mailed to 3485 Stonewall Rd., Wylie, TX 75098














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After Friday's day time class, PFA students

enjoy lunch and the fountains in Rockwall

 















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Metro Corgi Club Agility "Test Drive"

 

Paws For Applause Dog Agility School

 

Rowlett, TX

 

Saturday, November 8th, 2pm-5pm

 


 

We will have individual dogs going thru "Stations" trying out various Beginner Level equipment in a safe and informed setting.

At each station we will have helpers showing the attendee's how best to introduce the equipment in the most positive manner to their dogs. The equipment is designed to build confidence, balance, propriception, core strength, flexibility and FUN!

We will have ladders, balance balls, core disc's, perch's, baby hoop's, table's, baby see-saws, baby dog walks, baby tunnels, baby chutes, travel planks, just to name a few.

Please join us for an evening of excitement and learning!



























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Metro Golden Retriever Club Agility "Test Drive"

 

Paws For Applause Dog Agility School

 

Rowlett, Tx.

 

April 7th, 7pm-9pm

 


 

We will have individual dogs going thru "Stations" trying out various Beginner Level equipment in a safe and informed setting.

At each station we will have helpers showing the attendee's how best to introduce the equipment in the most positive manner to their dogs. The equipment is designed to build confidence, balance, propriception, core strength, flexibility and FUN!

We will have ladders, balance balls, core disc's, perch's, baby hoop's, table's, baby see-saws, baby dog walks, baby tunnels, baby chutes, travel planks, just to name a few.

Please join us for an evening of excitement and learning!










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Paws For Applause Dog Agility School

Come To Our Scary Fun Match

 

October 26th, Friday 6:30-9:30pm

 

 

Rowlett, TX

 


Jumpers With Weaves International Type Course
Jumpers With Weaves Novice Course
Standard Masters Course
Standard Novice Course

Beginners On Leash “Test Drive” Course and “Baby” Equipment

 

Three rings, fully lighted!

5’6” Aframe, Jump heights 4”, 8”, 12”, 16”, 22”, 26”

 

No judging, 90 seconds per run, food, toys, training OK

 

 

Walk Thru’s Beginning at 6:30pm and every hour after, unless entries merit earlier walk thru’s; running order based on first come, first serve basis. Walk Thrus’s will be 8 minutes.

 

$7 for 1 run, $13 for 2 runs, $18 for 3 and $22 for 4; $5 for every run over 4 runs per person

Crating space on grass. Parking for 45 in cliché rock parking lot. Over flow parking may be in the horse pasture at your own risk.

In case of rain one or two days prior to Match date, call 972-475-9253 for recorded update on day of match, or for rain cancellation. Check web site for cancellation updates on day of Match at the Upcoming Events page: http://pawsforapplauseagility.com/events

Directions at our web site on the Find Us page : http://pawsforapplauseagility.com/contact

Bonnie Norris
Paws For Applause Dog Agility School
wyndrunhr@aol.com

 


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PFA Pool Party Pictures

 

Sunday, August 18, 2007















 

 

Gerry Brown Seminars and Mini Camp

 

January 12-15, 2007

 

January 12th , Friday-One Day Advanced Seminar/Mixer
Distance: Training, Handling and Strategy; Advanced/Masters type Gambles-1/2 day
Weave performance: Cross Behinds, Twizzles, Distance, Ugly Entries-1/2 day
All Dogs MUST have legs in competition that required qualifying Weave AND Contact performances (i.e. no NADAC Tunnelers, Weavers, TNG or USDAA/NADAC/AKC Jumpers ONLY legs)
Working: $140, Audit $50

 

January 13th and 14th, Saturday/Sunday–Masters Two Day Seminar
Handling, training and strategy for winning!
All dogs MUST be competing in trials at Master/Excellent/Elite level. There will be lots of course work and running!
Working: $280, Audit $50 per day

 

January 15th, Monday (MLK Day)- One Day Novice Seminar
Handling, training and strategy for qualifying! All dogs MUST be competent on ALL obstacles and ready for Fun Matches and or their first trials. Puppies OK but must be at least 12 months old.
Working: $140, Audit $50

 

Gerry is a two time AKC National Champion and a current member of the FCI World Team. He owns DePaw Training Center in Austin, Tx. and has had many successful students competing at National levels.

 

The seminar will be held inside in a covered horse arena. The floor is packed dirt. There is no heat but all doors to arena can be closed in case of bad weather. All equipment is USDAA approved and A Frame will be no higher than 5’6”. Jump heights will be 8”, 12”, 16”, 22” and 26”.

 

The seminar site is in Royce City off of I-30. Motels in Royce City, Rockwall and Garland are all within 25 minutes of the seminar site. Ample parking.

 

Gerry will be supplied with a cordless microphone so everyone, including auditors can hear. Beautiful Continental Breakfast is included all 4 days! There are NO REFUNDS of deposits or full payments under any circumstances. You may sell your spot to a qualified team with approval. Working spots are limited to 12 and auditing is unlimited. To hold a spot, full payment is due for 1 Day Seminars and ½ payment is due for 2 Day Seminar. Balance is due December 1st or deposit and spot maybe forfeited.

 

Contact Bonnie Norris at wyndrunhr@aol.com or 972-475-9253, 214-725-5444 for more info or mail deposits and payments to Bonnie Norris 3485 Stonewall Rd. Wylie, Tx. 75098.