Link - Seminar / Presentation Schedule
Link - Litter Evaluations

STRUCTURE IN ACTION is a new one-day workshop. It combines Pat Hastings’ Puppy Puzzle Presentation, as well as Hastings’ discussion of the value of structurally evaluating adult dogs that are being considered for a breeding program, working trials or performance competition, along with a veterinarian’s perspective on how to reduce the risk of structural injuries in working and performance dogs.

Dogs will do most anything we ask of them. The question is: Do we want to ask them to do things that they are structurally incapable of doing without breaking down? Is that what we really want to do to our most steadfast companions? The more we learn about canine structure, the more we understand what is reasonable to ask of our dogs, given their physical strengths and weaknesses.

AGENDA

  • How to evaluate the structural quality of puppies

  • The basics of canine structure

  • The weakest links

  • How to evaluate the structural quality of your adult dog

  • What your dog can do and should not be doing?

  • A vet’s ideas on how to strengthen structure and
    reduce the risk of injury

  • Questions and hands-on work with attendees’ dogs

SPEAKERS

PAT HASTINGS
Pat is well respected in dog-world as an educator, author and AKC judge. Well-known for her Puppy Puzzle video, she evaluates the structural quality of over 300 litters per year.

LOCAL VETERINARIAN WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN
WORKING AND PERFORMANCE DOGS

 
For information about hosting a Structure in Action Workshop click here. To book a presentation, email pat@dogfolk.com or call (503) 642-3585.

To find out when and where a Puppy Presentation is scheduled, click
Presentation Schedule.