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The DPCA continues to advance its educational mission with a full line up of seminars on a variety of topics. Lunch will be available to attendees of the seminars. Please note that the seminar on Whelping presented by Myra Savant Harris and the Scent Work Seminars require sign-up.
Breed Education
A hands-on presentation of the Breed Standard. 

This seminar will start with a short review of the breed standard and move on to a hands-on approach to applying the standard. Attendees will be able to see and touch Dobermans to learn what all those Breed Standard terms mean on a Doberman. Participants may bring their own dogs to “apply the standard” to.
Date: Tuesday, September 26  Time: 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Location: Colorado A/B Hosted by: Cindi Huckfeldt  

Breeder Education

Canine Whelping and Puppy Care presented by Myra Savant Harris. 

Many of you are familiar with Myra’s books. She is wealth of knowledge on the whelping process, so whether you are a new breeder or an experienced breeder, you will learn something in this seminar. In order to ensure the necessary materials are available, please sign up for this seminar on the DPCA website. 
Date: Tuesday, September 26  Time: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Kansas A/B Hosted by Alisa Brotherhood, Sharon Duval and Ann White
Sign Up For the Myra Seminar

Exhibitor Education

Handling Clinic presented by Colleen Nicholson.

Join Colleen and team to both learn new skills and hone your existing skills. This is Colleen’s 4th year delivering a Handling Clinic. Clinic content varies from year to year and is targeted to both beginning and experienced handlers.  
11-1 Setting Up and Moving Your Dog
1-2 Lunch
2-2:30 Free Baiting
2:30 – 3:30 Let’s Play Dog Show
3:30-4  Pro tips from Elizabeth Barrett
Date: Tuesday, September 26  Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Conformation Ring  Hosted by Colleen Nicholson
Member Education 

Legislative Affairs Committee presentation on Protecting Your Right To Own and Breed Dogs. Presented by Sue Sullivan 

Date: Tuesday, September 26  Time: Lunch Break  
Location: Kansas C  Hosted by Legislative Affairs Committee

Performance/Companion Seminars
We are offering two seminars related to performance and companion events.
Obedience Seminar:
In and Out of the Ring given by Celeste Mead Maurer.  

This seminar will focus on Helping Attitude!, Proper Heel Position, Keeping Attention, Using “In Between” exercises to your advantage, Fronts and Finishes, Saving points rather than losing points.
Date: Monday September 25  Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm  
Location: Obedience Rings in the Expo Center  Hosted by Karen Fuss

Scent Work Seminars:
Intro to Nosework presented by Joanne Soyke

This seminar is for any dog new to the sport of Nosework. We will go over how to get your dog started and give them opportunities to learn independent searching. This is also an opportunity for the humans to see the natural hunting style of your dog. Please bring lots of small, high value treats and a crate to contain your dog. All dogs will need to be safely contained when it’s not your turn. There will be unlimited Audit spots (no need to sign up) and 12 working spots available for sign up on the National website.
Date: Tuesday September 26  Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm  
Location: Expo Hall Upstairs  Hosted by Janet Stavrides
Find it to Found It presented by Joanne Soyke

This seminar is for dogs already on odor, at the excellent and beyond levels.  We will be discussing hide placements like inaccessible, elevation, blowing and trapping odor. As we let your dogs work these common scenarios, you will see how odor moves and how to better understand when to call “alert.” There will be unlimited Audit spots available (no need to sign up) and 10 working dog spots available for sign up on the National website.
Date: Tuesday September 26  Time: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm  
Location: Expo Hall Upstairs  Hosted by Janet Stavrides
Sign Up For the Scent Work Seminar(s)

Scent Work Trials

New this year, two Scent Work Trials are scheduled for Wednesday, September 27.  Detective, Container and Buried Classes are offered at both trials. Joanne Soyke will judge detective in Trial 1 and all levels of containers at both trials. Amy Wukotich will judge Detective at Trial 2 and all levels of buried at both trials. The Premium List and entry forms are available on the DPCA Website.
Scent Work Premium List and Entry Form

Entries Open for All Events

Premium lists are available by clicking on the buttons below

Conformation, Obedience and Rally events
Agility Trials
Scent Work Trials

Sweet Dreams Suite Auction

Executive Suite – 9 nights in the Executive Suite at the University Plaza Hotel. Sept 22-Oct1.- Spacious two room suite. Living quarter has a full size pullout sleeper sofa, seating area, and wet bar with sink, mini fridge, and microwave. Sleep comfortably in a king sized bed. The bedroom is separated by a closing door.

Want to get in on this deal?

AUCTION RULES: Reserve of S2500.00

Send an email before August 20th with your bid for the room. On August 21 we will reveal the lucky winner. Remember, your bid must he S2500 or higher. If you already have a room at the host hotel, you will not incur a penalty for cancelling that room should you win the suite.

Click here to send a bid for the Suite!