Handling at a Distance

Instructor: Amanda Nelson
Start Date: February 16, 2016
Registration Closed: March 1, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

Want to increase your distance skills? Want to smooth out your handling for distance work? In this class Amanda will be going over how she teaches her dogs distance skills and her “Cues for Q’s” system. Students will learn how to reward for distance, what cues to use where, and how to increase their dog’s confidence for distance work.

Category: Handling, Obstacle Skills
Level: Open to all (dogs should have basic understanding of jumping and some sequencing)
Class Length: 4 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 20 ($150)
Number of Auditing Spots: 20 ($100)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($75)

Course Description

Handling at a Distance :: Amanda Nelson

Want to increase your distance skills? Want to smooth out your handling for distance work? In this class Amanda will be going over how she teaches her dogs distance skills and her “Cues for Q’s” system. Students will learn how to reward for distance, what cues to use where, and how to increase their dog’s confidence for distance work.

During this class, students will learn how Amanda starts her dogs distance training and how she uses her Base Cues to give a clear picture between handler and dog for distance work. She will show students from the ground up how to achieve distance with their dog for all styles of agility and how her handling system can be tailored to work for every unique handler and dog team. Amanda will also discuss how to reward at a distance, when and where to reward, and when to use toys vs. food.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Handling, Obstacle Skills

Level:

Open to all (dogs should have basic understanding of jumping and some sequencing)

Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • During the 6 week course Amanda will show the foundation of her distance training and her Base Cues. Students will work towards increasing distance with their dog through a variety of ground work exercises and distance drills. Students will work on different sequences at a distance, such as: Serpentines, Pinwheels, 180s, and Discriminations. Students will also work on how to reward at a distance, when to give the reward, and what type of reward to use based on the dog’s personality and the sequence presented.

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): Road cone or Barrel, 4-6 Hoops (jumps can be used in place of hoops), Tunnel

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: 20
  • 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: 20
  • 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: $75 USD