NADOI is excited to announce our workshop presenter for the 2019 annual Gathering: Nationally recognized dog trainer Maryna Ozuna, owner and director of training for the Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch, founder of the Kinaesthetics™ system of body care for humans, horses, and dogs, and the former Director and principal practitioner of the Kinaesthetics™ Pain Clinic in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Is your dog having problems learning? Does your dog have problems with execution? Is your dog exhibiting changes in performance or never quite achieving to their potential? Changes in attitude? Reluctant on the send out? Reluctant to jump? Lack lustre in the ring? Grumpy at home? Changes in pack dynamics?
Learn the movement “whys” behind a host of behaviors and impediments to learning and execution. Learn how musculoskeletal issues in movement can have a profound effect on your dog, how to see issues forming, and prevent them at the sub-clinical stage. Learn how our modern suburban lifestyles create proprioceptive deficit in our dogs, how this impacts dogs’ ability to learn and perform, and how this impacts the teaching of obedience and what changes may be needed.
This is an active, participatory session geared to the specific needs of dog obedience instructors. A series of hands on exercises will teach you: how to “see” – really see – the quality of movement in your dog using the Arcs of Movement™ system, how to use a simple 8-step protocol to check the integrity of the basic functional movement zones in your dog’s body, and how to use the state of the art Canine Kinaesthetics™ 40 Point Protocol to relieve areas of tightness or discomfort in your dog. The exercises will also help you to be able to have a more informed discussion with your veterinarian or other members of your dog’s training and health team in the event that your dog does experience clinical issues.
Maryna Ozuna has been doing sports therapy with dogs and horses for over 30 years, from working with horses competing at the World Equestrian Games to setting up a sports therapy program for a 130 sled dog kennel in Munich to maintaining the longevity of someone’s beloved agility or obedience competitor. Raised on sports by a coach dad, the integrity of movement has been a constant source of passion and inspiration since her earliest days.
Maryna holds a B.S. in Biology from Vassar, and a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She was for many years an accredited journalist with the International Association of Equine Journalists (IAEJ) and has written extensively in the dog world on behavior, developmental, and movement issues. Her article on the developmental dilemmas of “Five Week Puppy Syndrome” published in the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) Journal has been reprinted by various dog organizations nationwide and has been incorporated into the revised edition of the Monks of New Skete, The Art of Raising a Puppy. Daughter of a coach, movement analysis has been part of her life since she was old enough to sit at the kitchen table.
Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet and work with Maryna at the NADOI 2019 Gathering in Gig Harbor, Washington! Save the date – April 25-27, 2019.