Which Way Do I Go? How to walk your best course for the best outcome!

This class will focus on teaching you how to analyze a course from start to finish in order to define the most efficient path for both you and your dog.

Category: Handling
Level: Advanced
Class Length: 4 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: September 7, 2015
Registration Closed: September 21, 2015

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 15 ($150)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($100)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($90)

Course Description

Which Way Do I Go? How to walk your best course for the best outcome! :: Stacy Peardot-Goudy

This class will focus on teaching you how to analyze a course from start to finish in order to define the most efficient path for both you and your dog.

This class will challenge you to look at courses and how you walk them very differently, we will analyze all options, breaking courses down into “challenges” looking at, trying, and, timing the various handling options, ultimately piecing together your perfect course.

In this class you will explore the various cue combinations and what these cues communicate to your dog in regards to what behavior you expect your dog to offer.

Each week we will look at different course starting with an AKC Excellent/USDAA Advanced course ultimately testing your analysis skills on an International style course.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Handling

Level:

Advanced

Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • Weekly assignments, with discussion and feedback to videos posted in the 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): This class will utilize only jumps, tunnels and weave poles. To make the class more accessible, you need only 2 tunnels, 5 jumps, 1 set of weave poles. Although I will be “showing” a full course, I understand people have limited space so will require only the breakdown sections ever be set at once.

Space needed:

  • 60 x 60

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: $150 USD
  • Auditing: $100 USD
  • Observing: $90 USD