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2014 Annual Gathering

National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
2014 Gathering and Annual Meeting
April 12- April 13, 2014

Clarion Inn and Conference Center
Hudson, OH


Saturday April 12, 2014

Canine Conditioning and Rehab

(full day seminar)

  • Structure for function to identify potential areas of weakness
  • Importance of a proper warm-up and cool down
  • Stretching for injury prevention and early identification of injuries
  • Components of a conditioning program
  • How to develop a personalized conditioning program that will target your dog's needs


Sunday April 13, 2014

Maximizing Ring Performance for Dog and Handler

(partial day seminar)

  • Importance of fitness in preparation for the competition
  • Improving your dog's performance in the obedience ring using specific strengthening and body awareness exercises for halts, sit stays, fronts, finishes, left turns, drops, and jumping
  • Introduction to using periodization for conditioning and training to maximize your dog's performance at key events
  • Handler exercises to improve balance and body awareness which affect the dog's heeling, pivots, fronts and finishes

Petra is a Physical Therapist and a certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She attended the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2007. Petra graduated from UMDNJ School of Health Related Professions with a degree in physical therapy, and has experience working with an extremely varied caseload including pediatric through geriatric clients with a vast range of diagnoses. Her areas of expertise include in-patient rehabilitation, orthopedics and neurology.

Petra trains and trials her Labrador Retrievers in obedience, field work and agility. Her black Labrador Retriever, Tyler (NOC2 OTCH Count Tyler Show Me The Money UDX3) has the distinction of being the 2008 and 2009 National Obedience Champion. In 2012, Petra and Tyler became the first American team to win the Obedience World Cup at Crufts.

Petra's written work includes articles on canine conditioning, canine injury prevention, competing with your dog and more. She has been published in a number of magazines including Clean Run, Front and Finish, and Whole Dog Journal.


Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) Working Spot

Members: $100, Non-Members $200

There are 20 spots available, and these will be

filled on a "first-come, first-served basis."


Saturday only Auditing Spot

Members $50, Non-Members $100


Sunday only Auditing Spot

Members $37.50, Non-Members $75


Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) Auditing Spot

Members $87.50, Non-Members $175


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Our Hosting Member is Susan Jenkins.

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Conference Site and Accommodations

Clarion Inn and Conference Center,

6625 Dean Memorial Pkwy, Hudson, OH 44236

 (330) 653-9191

Rooms are available at the special rate of $79 a night, with complimentary breakfast buffet included. Contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention NADOI when calling. See registration form above.

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