IJA Championship Training Workshops with Mock Competitions and Certifications

ONSITE SCHEDULE

LIVE DOGS

 

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM CONFIRM ATTENDANCE

  • Attendance checked to confirm the number of participants and observers.

  • Participants and observers who are not prepaid go to IJAonline.com to make payment.  

 

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM EVALUATION FORM AND JUDGING CONSIDERATIONS

  • Evaluation form discussed and what judges and certifiers look for in competition.

    • 4 major considerations when evaluating a dog explained. 

      • Technical - Profile - Difficulty - Professionalism discussed.

 

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM DEMONSTRATE STACKING AND PRESENTING

  • The trainer demonstrates how to stack and present competition dogs by body type. 

  • Demonstrates how stacking can create faults or enhance proper structure and profile.

 

9:00 AM -9:45 AM TAKE BEFORE PHOTOS AND EVALUATE COMPETITION DOGS

  • The trainer takes before photos and evaluates each dog on coat type and condition, structure, and trim style. 

    • Coat Type - Discusses proper products, tools, and techniques for coat type.  

    • Structure - Discusses outstanding attributes and faults and how to enhance and correct them.

    • Trim Style - Makes suggestions to enhance expression and profile.

 

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM          BREAK

 

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM COMPETITION START - FINISH WITH 15 MINUTE JOHNNIE BREAK 

  • IJA competition rules, policies, and procedures are used for the training competition. 

  • IJA Competition Times assigned to prepare competitors for future competitions and certifications. 

  • Evaluation forms documented by trainers during the competition to explain strong and weak points.

 

1:00PM - 1:15PM COMPETITION FINISH

  • The trainer takes after photos to use at end of training and to send to competitors after the event. 

  • Trainer conducts evaluations on technical skills, profiles, and expressions on all competition dogs and documents on the evaluation form to send to participants after the event.

 

1:15PM - 2:00PM             LUNCH

 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EXPLANATION OF PLACEMENTS

  • Trainer discusses placement and asks competitors to place each other in order. 

  • Trainer lines the dogs up in order of placement by competitors. 

  • Trainer lines the dogs up in order of placement by the trainer and justifies placements by discussing technical, profile, difficulty, and professionalism scores.

 

3:00PM - 3:15PM             BREAK

 

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM EVALUATION AND MAKEOVER OF COMPETITION DOGS

  • The trainer takes competition dogs and makes suggestions and corrections on how to achieve the highest scores. 

  • The trainer uses Before and After Photos to compare and evaluate competition dog.

    • The trainer gives suggestions such as how to level topline - how to move tuck up forward - how to create balance.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM TAKE AFTER JUDGE MAKEOVER PHOTOS

  • Take after competition photos to show and compare the 3 phases of the championship training workshop and the progress during the training.

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