This full-day workshop is based on TV’s ‘The Crystal Maze’. Handlers/dogs are placed into teams and in turn must select tasks from a choice of ‘mystery’, ‘physical’, ‘skill’ and ‘mental’. Working one at a time on their chosen challenge while the rest of their team give guidance and support (hopefully) if each challenge is complete the handler/dog partnership win a tennis ball for their team. If unsuccessful, a handler/dog may be ‘locked in’ their area until their team decide to buy them back by relinquishing a ball (previously or subsequently won). At the end of the day each tennis ball won equates to 5 seconds of time in the ‘final challenge’ – the Tennis Ball Dome! Now teams are pitted against each other in a retrieve race – do the more time they’ve won the more chance they’ve got!

I’m very excited to welcome guest trainers Elinore Vickery and Tamsin Durston to Ruff Hounds to present A-Maze-Balls! this June. Their workshops are always a lot of fun!

Tamsin Durston
Tamsin Durston is a registered veterinary nurse who has been working in small animal practice for 18 years. She is currently Nurse Manager at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in South London. Tamsin completed a BSc in canine behaviour and training at the University of Hull and is especially interested in applying behavioural knowledge within the veterinary environment in order to improve and optimise the experience of animals within veterinary care.

Tamsin has recently been part of the training team on the fantastic Channel 4 series,’Dogs: Their Secret Lives‘.

Elinore Vickery
Elinore has been with Alpha since 1996 and is also a part-time receptionist at the Blue Cross. She also Instructs Agility with her colleague in Uxbridge, or teams up with Tamsin on running fun and challenging workshops.

Please note: Due to the nature of this workshop, your dog needs to be comfortable in the presence of other dogs. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss your dog’s suitability.

  • A-Maze-Balls!
    June 26, 2016
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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