Max Pup 1: Maximum Foundations for Performance Puppies (Winter 2016)

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: January 12, 2016
Extended Registration Closed: February 21, 2016

MaxPup is back and better than ever with the 2016 Edition! We will be playing our favorite games and adding new, exciting ones to this comprehensive foundation course. MaxPup has expanded to include more games, more topics and more fun! 8 weeks and approximately 30 games will set you and your pup on the path to success!

Category: Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Handling Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Puppy
Class Length: 8 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 35 ($225) *** SOLD OUT ***
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($129) *** SOLD OUT ***
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($99)

Course Description

Max Pup 1: Maximum Foundations for Performance Puppies (Winter 2016) :: Tracy Sklenar

MaxPup is back and better than ever with the 2016 Edition! We will be playing our favorite games and adding new, exciting ones to this comprehensive foundation course. MaxPup has expanded to include more games, more topics and more fun! 8 weeks and approximately 30 games will set you and your pup on the path to success!

This is the first course in the MaxPup series. We will build the foundation for teamwork, focus, drive and of course PLAY! There will be approximately 30 easy, fun games for you and your pup, each with a description and demo video. We will focus on four main quadrants on foundation training:

  • Play, Motivation and Focus
  • Shaping Body Awareness
  • Obstacle Foundation
  • Handling Foundation

All of this will be built through a series of motivational games that incorporate play, shaping and most of all: FUN! You will be able to watch video demos of the instructor's pups, as well as get feedback on your work with your own pup through video assignments and forum discussions.

This course is only offered once a year, so don't miss out on the opportunity to give your pup an incredible start!


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Handling Skills, Problem Solving


Level:

Puppy


Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • Written descriptions and progressive training assignments with the puppy to be videotaped for feedback.
  • Video demos of each game or skill.
  • 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): General puppy equipment such as toys, treats, etc.

Space needed:

  • Anything

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: 35
  • 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: $129 USD
  • Observing: $99 USD