On May 23 - 25th we will be hosting a Bill Hillmann seminar at Raney Ranch Retrievers in Santa Ysabel, CA.
Bill Hillmann is best know for his DVD's Training a Retriever Puppy, Traffic Cop, and The Fetch Command and has sense released The Art and Science of Raising a Puppy and Retriever Fundamentals for land and water. All of which focus on the "soft collar" method and building a dog that not only enjoys but is also excited to work with you and ultimately building a team you are proud to be part of.
Some of the topics to be covered include:
- Teaching the “Fetch” command (a/k/a “force breaking”)
- Bill’s famous “Traffic Cop” method of teaching the SIT command and reinforcing the SIT command with the electric collar and other stimuli and distractions
- Understanding how to create an electronic signal between you and your dog using the “soft collar” method
- Fundamentals on land and in the water: Casting, Pile Work, Single T, Power Cast, Water T, Swim By, Cheating Marks, Lining and Casting Drills
- Next steps up from foundation work
Registration for this event is 225.00 per person. Registration includes the seminar and lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday.
This is a workshop format that will encourage participation from the gallery. To illustrate specific concepts and drills, Bill will work throughout the course of the seminar with various dog/hander teams but every dog will not run every setup. Please be sure to bring something to write on and a chair.
Please be sure to bring a signed release form for yourself and anyone else with you!
Release Form: Release and Waiver of Liability
Event Schedule: Central Coast HRC Syllabus
Information On Bill Hillmann:
Bill Hillmann: http://www.billhillmann.net