Fire & Desire 2!

Looking for more speed, focus or connection with your canine partner?  Heat up your holidays with Fire and Desire!

Category: Motivation
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 5 weeks - 4 weeks of material, 5 weeks to allow for Christmas holiday (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: December 14, 2015
Registration Closed: December 28, 2015

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 30 ($150)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($75)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($50)

Course Description

Fire & Desire 2! :: Melanie Miller

Looking for more speed, focus or connection with your canine partner?  Heat up your holidays with Fire and Desire!

We will spend 4 weeks digging into what makes your canine partner tick, how to work with their natural tendencies and build to create a driven, motivated and focused worker!  We will address the entire trial run “process” and sort out which pieces are most challenging for your team.  Tips and tricks from beginning to end will be provided, with plenty of opportunities to test out a variety of solutions to see which ones work best for you and your dog!!  The topics of trick training, conditioning, startline stays and reinforcement selection will also be addressed.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Motivation


Level:

Open to All


Course Length:

5 weeks - 4 weeks of material, 5 weeks to allow for Christmas holiday (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Weekly lesson plan
  • Students submit video/questions for feedback
  • 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): Long line, tunnel + 2 jumps (optional)

Space needed:

  • 40 x 40

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: 30
  • 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: $75 USD
  • Observing: $50 USD