Nicci Hindson in Denmark, October 2014

Nicci Hindson and Nala

Nicci Hindson and Nala

The Danish Border Collie Club is proud to invite you to a HTM and Freestyle weekend with English Nicci Hindson. The event will be held at Huginsvej 27, 4100 Ringsted.

Saturday 4th October at 10 am:
Official Danish KC HTM Show judged by Danish judges and Nicci Hindson from England.
Online entries via hundeweb: HUNDEWEB

1 - Choose Tests and other activities. 2 - Choose Heelwork To Music 3 - Choose the Show held on 4th October 2014 in Ringsted.

1 – Choose Tests and other activities.
2 – Choose Heelwork To Music
3 – Choose the Show held on 4th October 2014 in Ringsted.
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Nicci Hindson with Nala

Nicci Hindson with Nala
Photo: Allan Brown

On Sunday 4th and Monday 5th will Nicci Hindson from England be teaching a HTM and Freestyle seminar.

Times:
Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Monday from 9 am to 4 pm.
There will be a lunch break each day from 1 pm to 2 pm.

The seminar will be open to both beginners and advanced handlers and each handler will have half a day of working with your own dog and half a day spectating each day.
There will be two groups of handlers – 1st group working dogs in the morning and spectating in the afternoon and the other group spectating in the morning and working in the afternoon.

Subjects for the weekend:
Accuracy in HTM and FS
Motivation in HTM and FS
Problem solving in HTM and FS
Teaching/developing new moves
Teaching/developing HW

Nicci is one of Englands new and upcoming talents in Heelwork To Music and Freestyle and we are very excited that she has accepted our invitation to do a seminar for us.
We will let her introduce herself:

I began competing in HTM in 2005 after seeing a competition as part of a larger dog event. I watched all day and then entered a fun class the following day with a friend’s dog, and from then on, I was hooked. I currently have two red and white border collies. Leo, aged 7, works advanced level Heelwork to Music and, in 2012, made my dreams come true by qualifying for the Crufts fi-nals. Nala is just 2 years old and already works advanced in both Heelwork to Music and Freestyle. She qualified for the Crufts semi finals in both divisions, and has now qualified for Crufts 2014 in Freestyle, finishing in an impressive 3rd place in the semi finals. In addition to competing, I am also qualified to judge all levels of HTM and freestyle, having passed my judging exam in June 2009. I have also taken part in several practical judging seminars. Outside of HTM, we compete in agility with Leo in Grade 6 and Nala in grade 3. Leo also enjoys flyball , and has done obedience and scent work.
I studied for a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training, graduating in November 2011. This has given me an in depth understanding of the way that dogs learn. All of my training is done using positive, reward based methods to ensure that the dogs are confident and happy, and love their training time. I love teaching, and have experience teaching a wide variety of handlers and dogs, and I pride myself in my ability to ‘think outside the box’ and find a method to suit each and every dog and handler. In my opinion, the best routines are those which are tailored to suit the individual dog, and use unique moves or sequences to showcase the dog’s ability, whilst flowing seamlessly to the music and taking the audience on a journey. I thrive on the challenge of teaching new moves and developing existing ones to create a truly unique and captivating performance.

Entries for the seminar on email to cookie@mail.dk
Price for two days: 1100 Danish Kroner (approximately 150 Euros)
We open for entries on 14th February 2014.

Nala and Leo - Nicci's two dogs

Nala and Leo – Nicci’s two dogs

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