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Rachel (Pearson) Downs will be returning to her Southern California stomping grounds to teach novice and masters handling classes and private lessons on February 11-12, 2017 in Escondido.  


Saturday, February 11 - 8am-12noon

Novice Handling: Beyond the Basics of Basic Handling Maneuvers

Appropriate for teams competing at, or about to compete at, the Starters/Novice level (no weaves will be included in the seminar).  Focus will be on improving understanding and use of basic handling maneuvers.  

Working Spot - $80 (max 8)

Auditing Spot - $25

Sunday, February 12 - 8:30am-4:30pm (includes 30 min lunch break)

Masters Handling: Drawing the Line

Teams must be competing at the Excellent/Masters level (or by instructor approval).  Focus will be on understanding of how advanced handling maneuvers affect the path of the dog.

Working Spot - $150 (max 8)

Auditing Spot - $50


Please email to register and for additional information.



About Rachel 

Rachel (Pearson) Downs moved to San Diego from Texas just last year, so some of you may have yet to meet her. She has been teaching for years, and has been running in agility since she was six years old. She has run everything from mixed breeds, to Catahoulas, to Belgians to BCs. Last year at Cynosport (USDAA Nationals), she and her border collie Vixen won BOTH Grand Prix and Steeplechase finals at 18". That is a massive accomplishment! Rachel is a true Texan, fun and easy going. And her two youngest dogs have GREAT stopped contacts! I know you all will enjoy her.

Rachel (Pearson) Downs -

February 2017

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