Learn Your Dog: How To Be On Time

Connection and timing – these are the two critical elements to success on any course in any handling system! This course will teach you the fundamentals of staying connected on course and timing extension cues and turn cues - and then apply them to the specific needs of your dog!

Category: Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 6 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: September 10, 2015
Registration Closed: September 24, 2015

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 15 ($225)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($95)

Course Description

Learn Your Dog: How To Be On Time :: Tracy Sklenar

Connection and timing – these are the two critical elements to success on any course in any handling system! This course will teach you the fundamentals of staying connected on course and timing extension cues and turn cues - and then apply them to the specific needs of your dog!

Connection and timing are closely linked in successful handling! Refusals, off courses, dropped bars and motivation issues are all closely linked to problems with connection and timing. We will build the connection between you and your dog and learn about the timing needs for your dog while building the connection & timing into sequences! This will greatly improve your course running ability while helping to build drive and eliminate errors on course.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving

Level: Open to All


Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

4 sequences per week designed to practice and improve great connection and timing! Students may run and submit the sequences again after getting instructor feedback.

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): 6 jumps and 1 tunnel.

Space needed:

  • 60' x 60' minimum

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: $225 USD
  • Auditing: $125 USD
  • Observing: $95 USD