Commit! 30 Games for Complete Commitment to Obstacles and Handling

Learn Your Dog 2: Handling Solutions For You and Your Dog with Tracy Sklenar
Strong commitment is the key to success in ANY handling system! Teach your dog to commit to obstacles and lines as well as to pay attention to handling. Build more speed, teach tighter turns, improve your timing, develop distance skills and get rid of refusals & off courses in this fun course designed to teach your dog to easily commit to lines, obstacles and handling cues!

Category: Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Pre-Novice, Starters/Novice, Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International
Class Length: 8 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: September 8, 2015
Registration Closed: September 22, 2015

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 15 ($299)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($150)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($100)

Course Description

Commit! 30 Games for Complete Commitment to Obstacles and Handling :: Tracy Sklenar

Strong commitment is the key to success in ANY handling system! Teach your dog to commit to obstacles and lines as well as to pay attention to handling. Build more speed, teach tighter turns, improve your timing, develop distance skills and get rid of refusals & off courses in this fun course designed to teach your dog to easily commit to lines, obstacles and handling cues!

Commitment to lines and obstacles is a critical element to excellence on course! And, your dog must also understand how to commit to handling cues. This course will teach you how to train and handle commitment to going to lines & obstacles as well as to responding to handling cues.

By teaching your dog to better commit to the lines, obstacles and handling, you can build more speed and tighter turns while also being able to stay in motion to get to better position on course! Plus, complete commitment eases the pressure to have to be ‘perfect’ in your timing or mechanics – your dog will easily be able to read the cues and understand his job while also improving jumping skills and confidence!

Commitment is the key to speed, distance and tight turns – in this course, you will learn games for every aspect of handling. Every game will have a video explanation and video demo, along with flatwork, a one-jump game and a two-jump game! Plus, we will look at how to apply it to course work so you know where and when to use it on course!


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving


Level:

Pre-Novice, Starters/Novice, Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International


Course Length:

8 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): 2 jumps and one tunnel

Space needed:

  • all exercises will work in a 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: $299 USD
  • Auditing: $150 USD
  • Observing: $100 USD