"Chicken camp" is designed to give those who teach dogs (or any other species), those who teach humans to teach dogs, and those who teach and lead humans the knowledge and skills to create precise behaviors in a positive and creative environment.
Instructors take the participants through the theory of learning, and immediately put the concepts to use with the chicken flock. Chickens are very literal and unforgiving. Timing a little off ?? They will let you know! Push them a little hard – they will flap their wings and leave!
This 3-Day workshop is lead by Sally Dickinson BS, KPA-PDT, and Kathleen Kelsey MS both nationally recognized professional trainers, with more than 30 years experience each.
Dates: February 22-24 (Fri/Sat—8:30-5:00, Sun-8:30—4)
Location: Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd, Manassas, Virginia 20112
Cost: $350 if you register by Feb 1st
After February 1 - $4XX - Due to the recent government shutdown affecting many - we are extending the early bird price!
***Space is LIMITED to provide maximum hands-on
opportunities for participants.
Become the trainer, leader, or teacher you always wanted to be.
Write superb training plans.
Get exactly the behavior you want.
Train chickens to do amazing things!
Sally Dickinson, BS, KPA-PDT
Lead Instructor and owner of Fully Involved K9, Sally Dickinson is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Professional dog training program and the University of Washington certificate program in Animal Behavior. She also holds a BS in Pre-Veterinary. This formal education combined with a lifetime of learning and working with animals has allowed Sally to have a unique perspective on animal behavior.
Sally is also an Operational Handler of several dogs with Task Force 1 and Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association looking for people lost in disasters or the wilderness. She travels the country as a working dog instructor.
Kathleen Kelsey MS, MBA
Kathleen Kelsey has been involved with Search and Rescue since 2003 as a FEMA Canine Search Specialist with Missouri Task Force One. She is also a K9 handler for McLean County EMA, a regional K9 response team based out of Bloomington, IL.
Having graduated from the University of Missouri with an MS in Animal Science and her MBA from Columbia College, Kathleen is the owner of Working Dog Enterprises which coordinates research and education focused on improving the health and performance of detection dogs.
Kathleen has certified multiple live find disaster dogs as well as a human remains disaster, wilderness, and water dog. She and her dogs have been deployed to numerous events including Hurricane Katrina and the Joplin, MO tornado. In addition, she serves as a K9 asset for various law enforcement agencies. Kathleen is a FEMA live find Evaluator and Instructor as well as a live and HRD Disaster Evaluator for the National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA) and the Alliance of Emergency Response Instructors and Examiners (AERIE).
Kathleen is especially passionate about the advancement of the disaster canine. She is committed to providing quality training and certification for K9 teams and helping ensure superior canine resources are available to communities in their greatest time of need.
Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd, Manassas, Virginia 20112, United States
571-969-7297 (PAWS). Office for taking appointments is open Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.