Weave Re-Do! (2014)

Improve your dog’s understanding of weave entries and increase drive and motivation to stay on task through all 12 weave poles.

Category: Obstacle Skills
Level: Starters/Novice, Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International
Class Length: 8 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: April 14, 2014
Registration Closed: April 28, 2014

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 12 ($230)
Number of Auditing Spots: 25 ($140)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($100)

Course Description

Weave Re-Do! (2014) :: Barbara Currier

Improve your dog’s understanding of weave entries and increase drive and motivation to stay on task through all 12 weave poles.

This course is perfect for any handler that is not in LOVE with their dog’s weave pole performance. Do you ever wish your dog would treat the weaves like a straight tunnel and once they are in you can drive to your next position without worrying whether they will pop out or not? Do you get tired of feeling like you have to shape the difficult entries which then put you behind where you need to be? Here is your chance to fix all that. In this course, we will work through any existing problems with the use of 2x2’s and lots of fun impulse control games with your dog. Your dog will learn the value of digging in to grab those poles and drive to the end regardless of where you are and what you are doing. Your dog will also learn to navigate a variety of difficult entries that will make trialing seem easy and you will feel confident that your canine teammate understands their job 100%! (Note: This course is not appropriate for dogs that do not know how to weave yet.)


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Obstacle Skills

Level: Starters/Novice, Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International


Course Length:

8 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Brief written assignments (2 per week) and progressive training assignment with the dog to be videotaped for feedback (minimum 2 per week).
  • Questions answered and feedback on each assignment from the instructor in the class forum.
  • Discussion with other students (working and auditing) in the Class Forum as well as access to the general AU forums.
  • Access to Class Chat
  • Access to Faculty Office Hours

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): set of 3 2x2's (equaling 6 poles), 1 tunnel, 4 jumps, set of 12 weaves, video camera

Space needed:

  • 60' x 60' minimum agility ring

Office Hours:

Yes, TBD



Course Participation & Tuition Levels

Type of participation:

  • Working (posts responses to written assignments, posts videos of sequences, gets instructor feedback to all of these as well as answers to any questions posted, can actively participate in forum, chat and office) Limit: 12
  • Auditing (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor and working students, will get instructor answers to course-specific questions posted, can actively participate in class forum, chat and office hours) Limit: 25
  • Observing (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor and working students in documents, links, forum and chat but do not participate in class forum, chat and office hours other than to read instructor, worker and auditor posts). Limit: Unlimited

Tuition:

  • Working: $230 USD
  • Auditing: $140 USD
  • Observing: $100 USD