Baby Basics to (a lifetime of) Brilliant Behaviors!

This class is designed to create an understanding of the various foundation behaviors and how and why they translate to handling maneuvers that will last a lifetime!

Category: Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 6 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: December 7, 2014
Registration Closed: December 21, 2014

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 15 ($200)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($150)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($100)

Course Description

Baby Basics to (a lifetime of) Brilliant Behaviors! :: Stacy Peardot-Goudy

This class is designed to create an understanding of the various foundation behaviors and how and why they translate to handling maneuvers that will last a lifetime!

This class will focus on teaching the foundational skills and behaviors that lead to a lifetime of brilliant body awareness and default behaviors that will make handling your agility superstar a breeze! There are several key basic behaviors that we will focus on including, but not limited to, parallel path work, proper placement of reward, body awareness exercises, play and forward focus to create the agility teammate you are looking for.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills


Level:

Open to All


Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • Questions answered and feedback on each assignment from 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): 1 traffic cone, 1 or 2 medium or large balance disks, 1 jump, 1 tunnel, 1 dog walk plank, something to use as a perch (appropriate to your dog’s size), toys, treats!

Space needed:

  • small space

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: 15
  • 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: unlimited
  • 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: $200 USD
  • Auditing: $150 USD
  • Observing: $100 USD