MaxPup: Putting It Together

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: July 25, 2016
Registration Closed: August 8, 2016

Take your foundation to the next level! Build your handling skills into short sequences, while also proofing understanding and building teamwork on course!

Category: Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Pre-Novice, Starters/Novice
Class Length: 4 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 25 ($179)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($119)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($89)

Course Description

MaxPup: Putting It Together :: Tracy Sklenar

Take your foundation to the next level! Build your handling skills into short sequences, while also proofing understanding and building teamwork on course!

This class will bridge the gap between puppy training and running courses. Build your young dog’s flatwork and one jump skills into short sequences! Proof your dog’s understanding of handling with a series of fun games while also building teamwork and connection. We will work on all aspects of handling from driving lines to getting tight turns and everything in between.

You will be able to watch demo videos of each exercise or game as well as get feedback on your work with your own dog through video review and forum discussions.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

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


Level:

Pre-Novice, Starters/Novice


Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • 2 sets of handling sequences and 1 set of proofing game presented each week.
  • Progressive training assignments with the puppy to be videotaped 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): 3 jumps and 1 tunnel.

Space needed:

  • approx 40x40 area to fit the short sequences

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: 25
  • 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: $179 USD
  • Auditing: $119 USD
  • Observing: $89 USD