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Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor

Form Follows Function Workshop

  • Starts Feb 16, 2024
  • 65 US dollars
  • East 44th Street

Available spots

Service Description

Join us for an evening with Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor. She will discuss the importance of form (conformation) and how it affects function. Jeanne's book: Canine Form Follows Function Separating Fact from Fiction, is a must-read for anyone breeding or buying dogs for sport. The book explains how there is no one right structure for dogs, rather, there are many right structures depending on what your given dog was bred to do. This is an excellent way to begin to look at structure in a meaningful way, as a necessary component to a sport dog's longevity, and ability to do it's job. Too often, in dogs, conformation is seen as "beauty' and frivolous, or black and white, good and bad, but Jeanne will show how conformation is a necessary place to start when we look at dogs for sport, and must be always at the forefront when we discuss breeding for purpose, or buying for the same. After this class you will be able to see dogs in a new light, look at structure and recognize where a given dog's strengths and weaknesses are, and understand that the show-ring and the trial ring should be reflecting the same picture. We will discuss: Functional soundness How Muscles affect movement Dynamics of gait Importance of trot to sprint transition common dog show myths slow and fast twitch muscles why dogs trot, pace, or over drive and much more! This is an evening workshop. We will provide small snacks for noshing. Friday, February 16, 2024 from 4-8 pm Cost $65

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 3669 East 44th Street, Tucson, AZ, USA

    + 520-940-4453

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