Going to Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Training Camp 2017


We only dabble in dog sports but when I heard that the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy training camp was going to be in our part of the world, I knew I couldn’t not go. How could I pass up the chance to meet some of my favorite dog trainers? Not to mention talking about dog training and dogs for a few days straight.

The majority of the dog training classes I take are through the online Fenzi Academy which is hosting the camp. All of their classes utilize positive training methods and there’s a class for almost every dog sport and topic. I’ve taken shaping, reactivity, play, overarousal and engagement classes as well as others.

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Training Camp
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Instructors and Topics

Camp is in Albany, Ore., this year. Working spots have been full for months but auditing spots are still open. There will be obedience, rally, agility, nosework, freestyle and Rally-FrEe classes. The instructors this year are: Denise Fenzi, Deb Jones, Hannah Branigan, Julie Flanery, Julie Symons, Loretta Mueller, Nancy Gagliardi Little, Shade Whitesel, Stacy Barnett, Amy Cook, Amanda Nelson, Debbie Gross, and Sarah Stremming.

I plan on taking the reactive dog, emotional health and conditioning classes. And some general training classes about backchaining and cleaning up cues and whatnot. It will all depend though on the volunteering schedule. I’ve been to ClickerExpo before but the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy training camp will be my first dog seminar focused on dog sports.

Sadly, Mr. N will not be accompanying me to camp. Because he is not good at being crated and dogs have to be for camp. I’m also volunteering so I’ll be too busy to keep an eye on him. He won’t be happy about left behind but he wouldn’t be happy about sitting in a crate at camp either.

Do you do dog sports? Have you been to any dog sports seminars or camps?

Welcome to First Monday’s Positive Pet Training Blog Hop hosted by Tenacious Little TerrierTravels with Barley and Wag ‘n Woof Pets . Please share your responsible pet owner positive pet training tips by linking a blog post or leaving a comment below.  Our theme for this month is dog sports but any positive reinforcement training posts or comments are also always welcome. The Positive Pet Training Blog Hop goes all week long. Our next hop will begin June 5th and continues for a week.




7 Responses

  1. Jan K

    May 6, 2017 12:16 pm

    That really sounds so great. I am sure you are going to learn a lot and have a good time. I’d love to go to something like that, but I’ve never heard of any in our area.

  2. Beth

    May 7, 2017 12:16 pm

    What a great opportunity for you to learn more about dogs, the courses you are taking sound like they will be really beneficial and interesting. My dogs aren’t involved in any dog sports, but I think it would be fun if they were.

  3. sadieandco

    May 8, 2017 8:36 am

    Henry LOVES his agility class. This year we’re going to let Jack try a couple of runs to see how he responds and if he enjoys it. Camp sounds like fun!

  4. Beth

    May 8, 2017 10:04 am

    That sounds like a great experience. We’ve never been to a camp because Barley isn’t a camp kind of dog and I don’t like to go to things like that without her–but maybe Rye will be a camp kind of dog one day 🙂


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