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Sat, Aug 19


Corral Creek Dog Sport Center

Rachel Downs Seminar

An agility seminar with trainer, Rachel Downs from Texas!

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Rachel Downs Seminar
Rachel Downs Seminar

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2023, 8:00 AM PDT – Aug 21, 2023, 9:00 PM PDT

Corral Creek Dog Sport Center, 32655 NE Corral Creek Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, USA


About the event

In this agility focused but primarily skills based seminar, Rachel Downs of Strategic Dog Sports will teach sport dog teams to improve their skill fluency and handling. With sessions for both new dog/handler teams and experienced competitors, this seminar is one you'll certainly learn from. 

Rachel has been a dog trainer from a young age and has been heavily involved in conformation, obedience, agility and behavioral work. Her love for science and her consideration for the feelings of the dogs she works with has continued to motivate Rachel to seek out new and progressive training methods to apply to her agility training. It is this zeal for learning that Rachel attributes to her success with a wide variety of breeds she has personally trained, including Beagles, Belgian Sheepdogs, Catahoula Leopard Dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Chihuahuas, and Belgian Malinios, as well as her ability to help students  and their dogs with issues from behavioral to elite performance.

Rachel's agility accolades include many National placements and being a member of both IFCS and WAO teams for the USA. 

Topics include: 

Saturday 9am - 5pm: Fluency with the 3 D's

This 7 hour workshop is all about training! It will focus on how to apply the 3 Ds of training (Distance, Duration/Commitment, Distraction/Motion) into each interval of progression when training obstacles and behaviors. While focusing on these concepts from the beginning, we can break things down even further for the dog and help their understanding and fluency in their performance.  

This workshop will include 8 working spots and unlimited audit spots. The day will run from 9:00am  - 12:30pm, break for an hour lunch and then continue from 1:30pm - 5pm. Lunch is included. 

Sunday 9am - 1pm: Building Focus & Confidence

This 4-hour workshop will help you create focus and confidence in your agility dog. Whether you are new to agility or a seasoned competitor that’s struggling with a distracted or stressed dog, Rachel will help you find workable strategies to increase your dog’s confidence and desire to work with you. 

Working spots limited to 6. Auditing unlimited.

Sunday 2pm - 6pm: Novice Dog Sequencing

This 4-hour workshop is for novice dogs and/or handler teams looking for short sequences, primarily focused on jumps and tunnels. Rachel will provide appropriate novice level challenges that will build confidence in your teamwork. 

Dogs must be at least 14 months old to participate. Working spots limited to 6. Auditing unlimited.


  • 8 hours

    Fluency with the Three D's (Duration, Distance, Distraction)

    Large Arena

  • 4 hours

    Building Confidence & Focus

    Large Arena
1 more item available


  • Working Spot: Saturday Fluency

    This ticket is for one working spot in the Saturday 9am-5pm: Fluency with the 3 D's workshop. Ticket includes lunch!

    +$6.25 service fee
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  • Audit Only: Saturday Fluency

    This ticket is for an audit spot (not working a dog) for the Fluency with the 3 D's workshop on Saturday, August 19th from 9am - 5pm. Auditing spots include lunch.

    +$2.13 service fee
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  • Building Focus & Confidence

    This ticket includes one working spot for the August 20th, 9am - 1pm workshop on Building Confidence & Focus.

    +$4.25 service fee
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  • Building Confidence - Auditing

    This ticket includes an auditing spot for a single person for the August 20th 9am Building Focus & Confidence Workshop. Auditors may not bring a dog.

    +$1.00 service fee
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  • Novice Dog Sequencing Working

    This ticket is for one working spot in the August 20th 2pm - 6pm Novice Dog Sequencing Workshop with Rachel Downs.

    +$4.25 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Novice Dog Auditing

    This ticket is for a non-working, auditing only spot in the August 20th 2pm - 6pm novice dog sequencing workshop.

    +$1.00 service fee
    Sale ended



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