Learn Your YOUNG Dog: Transition To Trialing

Learn Your Dog 2: Handling Solutions For You and Your Dog with Tracy Sklenar
Calling all young dogs getting ready to compete, and dogs that have recently begun their careers! This class focuses specifically on the skills needed for success early in a dog’s competition career – both in and out of the ring! Every dog is different and this class will focus on the needs of each individual and finding the formula for a successful transition from training to trialing.

Category: Handling, Motivation, Obstacle Skills, Mental Game, 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: November 16, 2015
Registration Closed: November 30, 2015

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

Course Description

Learn Your YOUNG Dog: Transition To Trialing :: Tracy Sklenar

Calling all young dogs getting ready to compete, and dogs that have recently begun their careers! This class focuses specifically on the skills needed for success early in a dog’s competition career - both in and out of the ring! Every dog is different and this class will focus on the needs of each individual and finding the formula for a successful transition from training to trialing.

Transition To Trialing covers all of the skills needed for success in the beginning stages of the dog’s competition career. We will work on how to transition from training to trialing, getting the behavior you want in and out of the ring, the handler’s mental game, the handling skills that are critical to success, goal setting, learning from each run – and coming together as a team! This class is best suited for handlers with dogs between 15 months and 3 years old, or any dog that is just beginning to enter trials! This class is also appropriate for any team that is struggling in the competition ring and wants to improve their teamwork.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Motivation, Obstacle Skills, Mental Game, 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:

  • Participants will get a handling assignment (once a week) and a skills game (once a week) as well as personalized feedback and training plans based on the individual needs of the dog.
  • 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): 6 jumps and a tunnel. Other obstacles such as contacts and weaves and table are optional.

Space needed:

  • 60 x 60 for the handling assignments

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