Stays in all their Glory!

Saturday, Oct. 7

11:00AM - 12:40PM

Experience Level: All

Ha ha, got a dog who won’t stay still?

Shade loves stays! In her own words “I am the eye contact and down stay queen. I think knowledge of stillness and stays are so important for our dog’s mental health, even if our sports don’t require it. “

Leave your dogs in the crating area for the short lecture where we’ll go over techniques, different kinds of stays, different emotions, etc… Then we’ll get the dogs out, and practice!

Come equipped with a towel, or blanket if you want, to make it easier for your training.

Presenter Bio

Shade Whitesel

Shade Whitesel (she/her) has been training and competing in dog sports since she was a kid. Always curious in how dogs learn, she teaches people how to get along with their dogs in all behavior things, as well as competing in the sports of IGP and AKC Obedience.

Though Shade is owned by highly motivated working line German Shepherds and is known currently for her toy skills and marker cues classes, (On line through Fenzidogsportsacademy and in physical seminars) she especially enjoys teaching foundation skills to all manner of dogs and their people. Good training and learning starts at the beginning with clear reinforcement and motivation for both parties.

Sports wise; Shade enjoys IGP (Schutzhund) and AKC obedience. Her current dog Talic, recently entered the AKC scene and scored 3 straight High in Trials earning his CD. He should be ready for the Open level this spring.

Access to Shade can be found at and she is on Instagram and FaceBook. She currently has a Patreon page, Eye on Ion, that details out how to raise a young sport puppy.