Mental Skills for Competitive 
Canine Handlers

Brenda Riemer, PhD

March 10-11, 2018!

This seminar is geared toward people who compete in conformation, agility, obedience, rally, etc but the skills can be applied to anything you do where you may suffer from performance anxiety ("ring nerves" for those who compete in dog sports!). Ring nerves can be overcome with practice!

Brenda Riemer earned her PhD in Sport Psychology from MSU and has taught Sport Psychology at the college level, and has instructed college and high school athletes as well as top obedience competitors on their mental skills for competition.

Saturday will include:
    *What competition is
    *Why we experience ring nerves
    *Ways to reduce stress and anxiety
    *Exercises in imagery, goal setting, etc

On Sunday the working teams will participate in a mock trial while Brenda coaches them. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to see the information presented on Saturday put into practice.

Who should take this seminar?  You!!! You train your dog on a regular basis; now you need to train the other half of the team!

Where? Obedience Training Club of Greater Lansing, 3940 1/2 N Grand River, Lansing MI 48906

When? Oct 14-15, 9-4 each day; lunch and snacks are included

Two day working spot    $150        Limit 12 working teams (dogs on Sun only)
Two day auditing spot    $100        NO DOG!
One day auditing            $60

Working teams are limited to ONE dog on Sunday. No dogs on Saturday. It's your day to be trained! Mock trial run throughs are limited to rally and obedience due to time constraints. Working handlers will receive a questionnaire a few weeks prior to the seminar.

How do I sign up?
Plan A: Use the PayPal button below (price includes PayPal fee) to pay and then download the form below. Fill it out and email a scan or photo of it to

Plan B: Download the form below. Fill it out and mail it with a check (made out to OTCGL) to Diane Ahti (4461 Oaklawn Dr, Okemos MI 48864)

Roxann Wilkinson,
Aug 16, 2017, 7:53 PM