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“It’s All About P.A.T.H.” Agility Seminar with Mary Lou Hanlon

“It’s All About P.A.T.H.” Agility Seminar with Mary Lou Hanlon
Precise, Accurate, Tactical Handling

June 3rd & 4th at K9JYM - Colmar, PA

Hosted by Rebecca Fouts; Access Canine Solutions – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 JUNE 3rd, 2017 – Saturday from 9am to 5pm
One Hour PRIVATE LESSONS w/ Mary Lou Available!
6 Private Lessons Available

Work one-one-one with Mary Lou for a full hour in K9JYM's beautiful, 100x100 ft., climate-controlled agility ring! Use the whole hour yourself, or share with a friend. Lesson = $155

 Priority scheduling will go to those who also sign-up for a Sunday working spot.

Sign-up for a private lesson AND a working spot at the seminar - and SAVE!

JUNE 4th, 2017 – Sunday from 9am to 5pm
“It’s All About P.A.T.H.” Agility Seminar
12 Working Spots ~ Limited Auditing Spots

Learn how to determine and execute the most efficient path for your dog.

 Present four teams an agility course and see it ran six different ways. And today, placement can come down to 1/100th of a second – so every step counts. Determining the most efficient P.A.T.H. for you and your dog can make all the difference!

 Using Mary Lou Hanlon’s Precise, Accurate Tactical Handling techniques, all participants will get the opportunity to join in the discussion on course analysis. Working teams will then get the chance to put their plan into action.

 Since every course offers a new challenge, this is one of those seminars that just gets better when repeated.

 Select items from will be available for sale on Sunday.
Pizza Party for lunch on Sunday – An email for preorders will be sent out.

Topics to Include:

  1. How to maximize the use of your course map
  2. How to see the course thru the eyes of your dog
  3. How to maximize your course walk-thru time
  4. How to choose the best handling maneuvers to negotiate your dog on the most efficient line
  5. What is the best timing to use when performing various handling maneuvers
  6. When course design offers a choice of whether to turn left or right on a jump, what  should you consider

About Mary Lou Hanlon

Mary Lou is known for her enthusiastic approach to teaching her students and their dogs. She believes in breaking skills down for both dog and handler alike in appropriate steps that enhances communication with each team.

 She also revolutionized the training of contacts, whether running or stopped, by creating the “Hit It!” board and “Touch It!”. Select items will be available for sale at the seminar! You can see them at her website at


Complete and mail-in a registration form with enclosed check. A confirmation email will be sent once received.

 Auditors (ONLY) can also register ONLINE with a credit card at: (available March 1st) or

Need a registration form?
Email Rebecca at
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Saturday Lessons = $155

  • Email for a lesson time, or we will contact you after receiving your registration.
  • Priority scheduling will go to those who also sign-up for a Working Spot on Sunday.
  • SAVE = Sign-up for both a Private Lesson AND a Working spot = $260

Sunday WORKING Spots = $135

  • Dogs should be 18-mos and up.
  • Exercises will be broken down to accommodate teams appropriately. 
  • Should be capable of JWW courses; skill level of the exercises will be geared towards challenges seen in open/excellent courses. 
  • Trialing is NOT necessary, but the team should be sequencing.
  • Quiet crating nearby in adjacent ring.

Sunday AUDITORS = $45

  • Auditors of ALL levels welcome!
  • Bring your own chair

Checks will be kept and not deposited until April 1st.


Direct ALL QUESTIONS to Rebecca Fouts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Shiatsu Massage for People & Animals Mar. 25th & 26th

dog massageShiatsu Massage for People & Animals at K9JYM on Saturday March 25th & Sunday, March 26th – 2017.

CANINE MASSAGE CLASSES Two Day Class 12 hours for only $250! 10AM–5PM each day with an hour for lunch.

The class is mostly hands on and includes:
• What is canine massage
• What canine massage does, what are its benefits
• Types of canine massage
• How to touch, what to notice
• Massage techniques for muscles, for energy channels (meridians), for different parts of the body, for different conditions, including a treatment plan for attendees
• Anatomy
• Asian Medical Theory
• Body Mechanics, gate analysis
• Flower essences, muscle testing

Ronni Yaskin has practiced canine massage for 17 years. As part of her treatment program she routinely teaches people how to massage their dogs. She is a licensed, nationally certified massage therapist who has extensive training in shiatsu bodywork, cranio-sacral therapy, soft-fascia release, and canine acupressure. She uses animal communication as an additional tool to help each individual.

Bring as many dog-friendly dogs as you want. Once the Theory part on the first morning is covered, the class is hands on. Please bring a way to restrain your dogs, water and a bowl, a mat or chair to sit on, whatever you need for you and your dogs to be comfortable.

A $50 deposit is required to reserve your space. If will only be refunded if I need to cancel the class. If you cancel, you may apply it to another class at a later date.

$25 will be refunded to each attendee if there are 7 or more people in the class.

Ronni M. Yaskin | Shiatsu Bodywork for People & Animals | 302-529-7882 / C 302-750-7374 |
yaskinworld@ |

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Obedience Match April 23, 2017

The next K9JYM obedience match on will be on Sunday, April 23, 2017. down200X300
Full size rings. You and your dog can train in a multi-ring/tournament style arena.

To register online at

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World Cynosport Rally Trial

- JULY 1, 2017 -

WCRL Sanctioned Trials
Levels 1, 2, 3, Veterans & Puppy

This is a titling event under World Cynosport Rally Limited/APDT rules and regulations.
Open to all dogs of any breed and any ability – including mixed breeds and disabled dogs.
Go to for more information.

Host and Location
K9JYM Indoor Dog Sports & Fitness Center
252 Bethlehem Pike
Colmar, PA 18915

Trial Secretary: Sue Hicks
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