Heelwork to music / freestyle workshop - this is the
most popular workshop which has been developed over the many years Richard
has been teaching. These workshops can be a basic course
for handlers that have never done the sport or if the handlers
are competing then this allows Richard to extend their training and give them other ideas for
moves etc. The best amount of handlers on a course is around fifteen as this
is a manageable amount and allows Richard to spend a bit of time with all
handlers individually as well as doing the group work. Richard says "my
thinking is that if the handlers and dogs do not go home tired I have not
worked them hard enough!!"
Crash course choreography - a one day workshop where
handlers are taken through the process of developing a routine. From
choosing the music through to the handlers performance in the ring this day
will help you construct a winning routine
Energise your obedience - this workshop is aimed at
putting the zing back into your obedience with lots of excercises to make
your training a bit more interesting. Especailly useful for Beginners /
novice level but also a good reminder course for handlers in higher classes.
Take the class - Teaching other people is not easy so
this day workshop is aimed at improving your teaching skills. From class
control to constructing a good class are items that will be covered plus of
course how to deal with those more testing of pupils !!
To book Richard for one of the above workshops please email
or go to the event diary page to see if there are any workshops with spaces
Workshops in other
countries do need to be booked well in advanced.
For details of workshops being held by clubs go to the
Cabaret / Masterclass evenings
These cabaret evenings
have proved very popular with the audiences as they are able to see first
hand how Richard trains his dogs. He shows the difference in the way each dog needs to be handled according to
their temperament, size and character.
These demonstration nights showing training techniques and short routines
with each of the dogs.
Audience participation is
encouraged throughout the evenings and questions can be asked at anytime.
The display nights are accompanied by Richards own commentary which can
often be humorous as the dogs are not robots and anything can happen!!
essential that the flooring for these demos is carpeted to prevent injury to
the dogs. Mats can be provided if the club does not a non slip surface. If
you are interested in a Evening with Richard Curtis at your own club email firstname.lastname@example.org
One to one private lessons
Perhaps you need some help with a routine or
just need guidance on how to get started. A one to one lesson is basically
guided by you so feel free to do whatever you feel you need work on.
Regular Daytime workshops
Regular monthly weekday workshops are being
taught by Richard at the IABTC centre at Haxey. Preference will be given to
those handlers who would like to attend on a regular basis but places are
sometimes available for handlers who might want to attend for just one month
For details of the dates
contact Angela for more
details and to book a place
Regular monthly workshops
in Northampton on a friday once a month
Places available for
handlers who want to attend every month or just an odd month
contact Richard for the