Most pictures are
courtesy of: Wendy Mitchell
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The first Victorian
ADAC Camp was organized by one of ADAC's
and was held on the 3rd,4th, &5th October 2003.
Our overseas instructors were the very capable Susan
Perry whose achievements one can only aspire towards, and the wonderful
Sandra Katzen whose achievements are nothing short of astounding. Both
Sandra and Susan stayed on in Australia to judge the 2003 end of year ADAC
concept of the camp
was for handlers to improve their
learn how to
understand courses, and
shown some new handling techniques by some overseas 'experts' in
Participants were able to practice their newly
acquired skills during the 'hands on' section of the three days, which
included lots of course running with the dogs and opportunities to
interact with the instructors on a 'one to one' basis.
The three groups (A,B,C) had the opportunity to view
themselves on videotape running the courses. The footage was later
replayed to the group prompting many constructive
discussions on the success/failure of various
handling techniques/strategies. This part of the day was invaluable for
the exchange of information we all received and provided the perfect
opportunity to seek advice and gain knowledge from 'two of the best'.
We also had the chance to spend
interesting time with Mrs. Lynn Overhill,
a animal communicator
who left us with some 'food for thought'.
Thank you for an 'educational' and
'fun' three days!