a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Power Paws Camp This Weekend

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Power Paws Camp This Weekend

SUMMARY: Thursday through Sunday, lots of info and practice in Pleasanton.

Power Paws Camp is, for the third year (?), in almost my own back yard, so I'll be commuting. It's about a 45-minute drive, but that's not bad. Boost is signed up and I'm looking forward to the time with her.

At the moment, I know pretty much nothing--who the instructors are (other than "from among this list"), what workshops and sessions I'm assigned to, what time I'm supposed to be there in the morning, where I can set up when I get there. Hope that info's forthcoming. All I know so far is that the sessions themselves start at 9:00.

I last attended camp 3 years ago, I believe; it'll be nice to be back, although it's greatly reduced in scope from the original camps. I think that the California agility world has overcamped and there's not all the pent-up demand there once was.


  1. If you get a chance to work with Mary Ellen you should give it a go. She expressed some concern about the topics she was assigned to teach, but she's fun to work with and has a good eye.


  2. I have done a couple of sessions with her in years past and I like her attitude and teaching ability. It all depends on who's assigned to the sessions I'm in; I pretty much get whomever I'm assigned to.


  3. Sounds like fun. I'd like to try the masters camp they have here but my dogs would fry after a day.

  4. I've found that auditing camp is almost as much fun as getting a working spot. You get to roam around and listen to different instructors--whichever ones you want and you can usually work your own dog during lunch and after the sessions end for the day. That way your dog won't fry and neither will you.
    And SO much cheaper :-)