COVID Safety Practices
PLEASE NOTE: All participants in BHAD classes and sponsored events are required to wear masks in adherence to Delaware’s safety protocols.
AGILITY HANDLING SEMINAR: 4 HOURS
This seminar will be held in the barn in Ellendale.
COST: $65 for members; $80 non members
OPENING DATE: Feb 20, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Mar 7, 2021
AGILITY CLASSES: 90 MINUTES EACH; ONE FRIDAY PER MONTH
BACK YARD DOGS: Joy Olshefsky
Sandy Moody started in agility in 1999 and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys all aspects of agility, including competing, training, instructing, and doing seminars. She is now an AKC agility judge. Sandy offered instruction for several local clubs prior to BHAD, but now she teaches exclusively for us. Sandy has competed in agility with her German shorthaired pointers, earning national recognition with her Rosie, and is now competing with her poodle Reign who just completed a Mach 2.
Carole began her agility career with her Rottweiler Emma and now runs with her Dachshunds Spec and Mo. She enjoys helping people work through their issues with their pups and seeing the happy results. Her favorite students are the “baby dogs” no matter their age, she loves introducing them to agility. The new dogs love finding a job to perform and the owners take pride in learning to work as a team with their four legged partners. Carole is also president of BHAD. You can find her helping out with the Foundation and beginner classes.
Joy Olshefsky has been involved in the sport of Canine Agility for about 15 years starting with her Rough Collie, Oliver, and has been involved with BHAD since its inception. She proudly worked with Sandy Moody to put together the BHAD Agility Core Curriculum still utilized in today’s classes.
Joy has had the opportunity to compete in agility across the country with both her own dogs and handling other competitors’ dogs, including a Maltese, Corgi, Lab, Poodle, Golden Retriever, All-American and German Shorthaired Pointer. She feels the opportunity of working with so many different dogs has really helped her learn to appreciate the different challenges that come with different breeds and differing levels of both bid-ability and drive. Joy’s focus in her classes tends to be on breaking concepts down into doable challenges that can be worked on at home to improve a team’s overall communication on course. Joy has established a strong following of students who appreciate her contagious enthusiasm for the sport.
Due to changes in personal obligations, Joy has recently stepped away from weekly group classes and will instead focus on periodic workshop-type gatherings. She is currently loved and owned by her 3 Border Collies: 12 year-old Triton, 6 year-ole Mercury, and 3-year old rescue pup Venus.
Mike Smith started out in Agility when he was looking for something to do with his adopted shelter mutt and he has become passionate about the sport. For Mike, Agility is a perfect combination of challenge and fun. Through Agility he has been able to enrich his dog’s life, strengthen the bond that he has with his dog, and make new friends. Mike’s association with the BHAD training program gives him an opportunity to share his enthusiasm and to help others achieve their own visions of Agility success. Mike trains and trials with his dog in Delmarva and in South Florida.
We Vest Dogs in Delaware
Blue Heron Agility Dogs of Delaware has provided funding for protective dog vests for several local police departments and the Delaware State Police. The club’s goal is to have all canine partners in the community outfitted with the best equipment available.
For more information, contact Denise Jester at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-228-4710.