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Presented by Dana Zinn & Sue Sternberg

January 4-5 2020

This two-day workshop will provide valuable information about how we, as handlers, influence the search with our body movements, direction and pathways, and speed and body orientation.   Sue and Dana will also discuss what we are communicating to our dogs from all of our “handler actions or inactions” throughout the search, and why we may be getting certain behaviors from our canine partners in trial that baffle us.

This workshop will include video footage from other dog sports and video submissions from those attending the workshop as auditors, to demonstrate deliberate and inadvertent communication between dogs and their handlers.  Additionally, Dana will set up exercises to highlight handler movement and the dog’s response to better understand what our dogs are communicating “at each moment” and improve our productivity as handlers without diminishing drive and independence.

You will also be given specific handling tools to increase your ability to listen while simultaneously allowing the dog more freedom to make choices and hunt independently.

Sue and Dana deliver this workshop with humor, compassion and enthusiasm knowing that teams will leave with a new way of looking at the search and new tools to strengthen the handler/dog team through the long-term journey of this amazing game.

If you would like a working spot (one day only to allow maximum participation), please email for an additional working spot application form.  Working spots will be selected from the application pool and everyone will be notified by Dec 1st.  This working spot will be an additional $150 and will be due within 72-hours of notification.


Location for the seminar: Alpharetta/Cumming GA area.  Exact address will be given with the final details after entry.

Dates for the seminar: January 4-5 2020

Time: 9am to 4pm each day

Cost for the seminar: $170 to audit BOTH days!!!  (includes video submission… details to follow).   Working spot is +$150 to convert one day audit spot for either Saturday or Sunday.


To enter the seminar, please complete information at the below link!!  You will be emailed a link to make a paypal payment.  If you are interested in converting one of your audit days LATER to a working spot, mark YES and email for additional information.  


CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations in writing will be refunded minus $25 admin fee until Dec 8th.  After Dec 8th, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

Please Note:  It is not appropriate to visit the seminar location prior to the seminar date, nor should training take place on grounds.  Visits risk the host losing the opportunity to use the location again in the future.