K9 Central Pet Resort, Training & Spa Inc.
Learn to handle like the pros! In this mini-seminar you will learn international handling styles working through a challenging agility course. Your dog must be proficient on all the equipment in order to register for this class.
Dates: January 4, 11, & 18, 2014
Cost: $200.00+ HST
Limit 8 dogs per seminar
For further info. please contact email@example.com or call 905-623-3940
Dante has been teaching agility, freestyle and obedience seminars for the past 15 years. He was the first one to introduce clicker training in agility in Brazil. He has also been the first handler to use a full speed running contact with a Border Collie in Brazil and always works with positive training methods.
His first high level competition dog was a rescued Sheltie. Just one year after Cuica first entered an agility competition, he went to the World Championships in France 2003 and in that same year won the Americas and the Caribbean Championships in Peru. Dante and Cuica also represented Brazil at FCI World Champiionnships in 2004 – Italy, 2005 – Spain and 2006 –Switzerland. The team also won the Brazilian National Championships in 2004 and 2005. Dante also has trained and competed with various other breeds, Scottish Terrier, Whippet, Poodle, Beagle, Schnauzer, Labrador Retriver to name a few.
In the summer of 2008 Dante and Smeagal, his 7 year old Border Collie competed at the European Open in Germany, the team placed 8th place in a class that started with over 300 dogs, he was also in the Canadian Team that year and achieved the 4th place in the Jumpers round together with his team mates.
Dante is one of the few select handlers in North America invited to teach in countries in Europe, his gift is acknowledged by many of the top trainers around the world. Since 2007 Dante has also been a member of the famous Superdogs Team, touring all across Canada showing his dog's skills in freestyle dancing to millions of people. Today he has taken the position of Team Leader in the production and helps not only to choose but also train dogs and handlers to perform. Dante has acquired many of his skills and teaching abilities from some of the top agility handlers in the world. He's then developed his own unique way of teaching and handling but has an unique ability to adapt and understand other handling systems, being able to help all handlers.
Dante's goal is to always teach dogs to run fast but also smart, he's able to communicate and read dogs with amazing ease, his calm and patient demeanor has helped teams from starters to World Championships levels.