Fred Helfers will be here for 2 days,
March 30th and 31st
Handler Error and Skill Building sessions:
“Identifying the 10 most Common Handler
“This lecture specifically focuses
on Handler Error and incorporates both video and power point presentations.
Experience has shown that by establishing and applying a consistent maintenance
training program, the areas of handler error
(e. g. leash handling, detailing
skills, reading changes of behavior, search patterns, cueing, considering
environment) are easily understood and correctable. The experienced canine
handler will quickly recognize that there are many situations that can lead to
Saturday afternoon will be Handler drills and Skill building with dog
teams. Fred will work hands on with teams to improve
training, team work and competition.
The workshop covers handler skills, reading your dog,
and training drills that define patterned searches and handler / dog
communication with minimal intrusion on the dog working to an odor source.
(Teams of all skill levels.)
Six teams will work their dogs in
the morning session and then audit the afternoon session. A different six will work their dogs in the
afternoon, they will audit the morning. Video
review of dog teams.
Fred Helfers is a retired police
narcotics detective who began handling and training detection dogs in
1982. He has trained hundreds of
detection dog teams in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, and Brazil. Fred has also trained detection dogs for
insects, natural gas, and accelerants.
Fred is a CNWI, judge, and
certifying official for NACSW. He is a
founding member of the Scientific Working Group on Orthogonal Factors (SWGDOG). He is a past president of Washington State
Canine Association and the founding president of Pacific Northwest Police
Detection Dog Association.
Working spots are limited each day. *** To Register clickhere
Working one day $150
Working one day / audit the other $210
Auditing one day $80
Auditing both days $150
Ringer’s Pet Dog Training
3041 Freeport Rd.
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
$50 deposits will be taken for the 18 working spots. Balance due by Feb. 28 or the next
team on the wait list will be contacted.