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Mary Ellen Barry Seminar – Auditing spots are still available (Working spots sold out)

July 18 - July 19

* Please note that all working spots for the seminar have filled, but members and non members can sign up for auditing. 

Mary Ellen Barry, well known Agility competitor and instructor, will bring her expertise as a teacher, handler, coach, and competitor to the Shelburne Field House, an indoor climate controlled sports facility in Shelburne, Vermont this Summer!

Mary Ellen is well known for her sold out seminars, expertly designed for teams of all levels and experience. She is also known for designing ‘topic’ centered sessions with clear objectives and steps to meet these objectives. Mary Ellen is truly a gifted instructor.  Learn more on her website.

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Class Descriptions:

1) Mary Ellen’s ‘Got it’: In this seminar you will learn how, when, and where to look at your dog vs looking at the line. You will learn finally how to use your connection to be timely and to keep your dog committed. This workshop is suitable to any level dog that is sequencing 4 obstacles or more. Tunnels and Jumps only.

2) ‘Deceleration’: This is a much needed workshop for agility competitors and is gaining as much popularity as the ‘Got it’ workshop, Most agility courses consist of many more turns than straight lines and most of these turns need deceleration skills. While it may seem like a basic skill, deceleration is often underused and misunderstood. We will cover the elements of handling including connection, footwork, timing and  our dog’s response to your cues. We will cover the differences between the rhythm change, send, and turning into your dog. Dogs should be sequencing 10 obstacles. Tunnels and jumps only.

3) Crosses: We will cover the basics of common types of Front, Rear and Blind Crosses. Suitable for beginner teams and above. Dogs should be sequencing 8-12 obstacles. Jumps and tunnels.

4) Masters: We will cover coursework for the types of courses that are seen at the highest level of competition in the US, i.e, EOTT, WTT, US Open and USDAA Biathlon. Dogs should be able to complete technical coursework. Courses will consist of jumps, tunnels and possibly weave poles.



8:30 am to 12:30pm— Mary Ellen’s Famous ‘Got it Workshop’.
1:30pm to 5:30pm— ‘Deceleration’


8:30 am to 12:30pm—Beginner/Advanced Crosses (Front, Rear, Blind)
1:30pm to 5:30— Masters Handling


  • One 4 hour session $235, Nomad Members get one $50 discount, or one session for $185.
  • Auditing is free for members, $75 per day for non members.
  • Non member working spot includes 1 audit session.
  • Non member paid auditor includes 2 sessions.

Registration Opens:

* Please note that all working spots for the seminar have filled, but members and non members can sign up for auditing.

  • 3/10/23 for Nomad Members
  • 4/1/23 for Non-Nomad Members


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July 18
July 19


Shelburne Field House
166 Athletic Dr
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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