Improving Jump Skills Through Conditioning

Learn Your Dog 2: Handling Solutions For You and Your Dog with Tracy Sklenar
Learn to work your dog through simple exercises to strengthen the dog’s ability to jump expertly and fluidly.

Category: Conditioning and 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: July 7, 2015
Registration Closed: July 21, 2015

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 25 ($185)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($85)

Course Description

Improving Jump Skills Through Conditioning :: Frankie Joiris and Chris Ott

Learn to work your dog through simple exercises to strengthen the dog’s ability to jump expertly and fluidly.

There’s a lot more to jumping well than simply keeping the bars up. A skilled jumper has the knowledge and physical ability to navigate jumps speedily and efficiently with a minimum of ground impact, enabling the dog to have a long, successful agility career while minimizing the possibility of jump related injuries or stress.

These exercises have been developed from years of experience creating thoughtful, talented and extremely successful jumpers and can benefit all agility dogs with exercises that target strength and flexibility in the muscle groups needed for jumping as well as improving the dog’s ability to understand, gauge and navigate jumps in all their forms. This is excellent for the dog who has jumping issues as well as for teaching and maintaining great jumping form in any agility dog.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Conditioning and 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:

  • Games and skills discussed and demonstrated for practice at home

Equipment needed:

  • The exercises can be done without specialized equipment, although in some cases using exercise disc or other inflatables increases the workout.

Space needed:

  • 10' x 10'

Office Hours:

Yes, TBD



Course Participation & Tuition Levels

Type of participation:

  • Working (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor, will get instructor answers to course-specific questions posted about assignments and specific to your dog, can actively participate in class forum and chat) Limit: 20
  • 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 but cannot post or ask questions or participate in discussions) Limit: Unlimited

Tuition:

  • Working: $185 USD
  • Auditing: $125 USD
  • Observing: $85 USD