Structure in Action Workshop

Presented by Pat Hastings

Date:  Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time:  8:00AM - 6:00PM

Price:  $85.00 per person (includes lunch)

Location:  2101 Logan Street, Clearwater, FL

Structure in Action is a one-day workshop. This workshop combines Pat Hasting’s Puppy Puzzle Presentation with her discussion of the value of structurally evaluating adult dogs that are being considered for a breeding program, working trials or performance competition.


Dogs will do most anything we ask of them. The question is: Do we want to ask them to do things that they are structurally incapable of doing without breaking down? Is that what we really want to do to our most steadfast companions? The more we learn about canine structure, the more we understand what is reasonable to ask of our dogs, given their physical strengths and weaknesses.



  • How to evaluate the structural quality of puppies.
  • The basics of canine structure
  • The weakest links.
  • How to evaluate the structural quality of your adult dog.
  • What your dog can do and should not be doing.
  • Questions and hands-on work with 4-5 invited adult dogs. Demo dogs MUST be current on all vaccinations, including Canine Influenza. Please contact if you would like to volunteer your dog. 


Pat Hastings:  Pat is well respected in the dog world as an educator, author, and AKC judge. Well-known for her Puppy Puzzle DVD, she evaluates the structural quality of over 300 litters per year. Pat has been involved in the dog world since 1959. She began her career as an owner/handler, moving into breeding, then teaming up with her husband in professional handling. She is currently an AKC judge of the Herding, Non- Sporting, and Working Groups; a number of Terrier Breeds, Junior Showmanship; and Best in Show. Pat’s DVDs & Books will be available at the seminar.


Visit Pat’s website at for additional information.

Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan Street

Clearwater, FL  33765

727-23-UPPER (87737)