2017 Golden Retriever Club of America National Judges' Education Seminar and Workshop
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 from 6 pm-9:30 pm.
Location: Wicomico Youth and Civic Centre, DaNang Room, 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
Fee: $30 or $40 per couple sharing handout materials.
Pre-registration for the seminar is required. Please pre-register by Sept. 10, 2017 with the JEC, Ainslie Mills, firstname.lastname@example.org (604) 882-0820.
Ringside tutoring will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 27 through to the end of Best of Breed on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
The seminar is open to approved, provisional and applicant judges as well as GRCA CCA Category 1 and 2 evaluators.
2017 GRCA Educational Seminar Series
Sunday September 24, 2017
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Event locations to be announced
This year we are honored to have Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA presenting 2 seminars at this year’s Golden Retriever National. Dr Zink is a specialist in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation with additional certifications in acupuncture and chiropractic. She is the award-winning author/editor of five books and a DVD on the canine athlete, including Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, the first textbook on the subject. Dr. Zink helped establish the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation one of the newest specialties in veterinary medicine. Dr. Zink teaches canine sports medicine and rehabilitation to veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians throughout the world. Her Coaching the Canine Athlete seminars for dog trainers receive rave reviews. Dr. Zink was named Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year by the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation in 2009 and won the John J. Sherman III Award for Excellence in the Field of Veterinary Rehabilitation in 2015. All are welcome at either or both seminars.
There is NO CHARGE for either presentation.
September 24, 2017
Your Dog’s Structure: Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It
We all know that Goldens bred for field work look different from conformation Goldens. But which structural features are best for working Goldens? Should they have more rear angulation or less? Shorter back or longer? In this seminar, Chris will go over how you can objectively evaluate your dog’s structure and will discuss the pros and cons of different Golden structures. She will also discuss how you can actually optimize your own Golden’s structure to improve performance.
September 27, 2017
Effects of Spay/Neuter on Canine Health
There are a lot of recent studies on the effects of spaying and neutering dogs, and there are even specific publications discussing this in Golden Retrievers. In this talk, Chris will discuss some of the most recent publications of the effects of spaying and neutering on canine health including cancer risk, orthopedic diseases, and behavior. She will also discuss newer options available if you want to retain the benefits of dogs’ hormones while still preventing procreation. This is information you will definitely want to discuss with your puppy buyers!