Total Team: Conditioning for Contacts (2016)

Instructor: Frankie Joiris and Chris Ott
Start Date: August 29, 2016
Registration Closed: September 12, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

Simple exercises that do not require contact equipment can greatly improve your dog’s ability to perform contacts quickly and accurately.

Category: Fitness, Agility Skills
Level: Open to all
Class Length: 6 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 25 ($198)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($85)

Course Description

Total Team: Conditioning for Contacts (2016) :: Frankie Joiris and Chris Ott

Simple exercises that do not require contact equipment can greatly improve your dog’s ability to perform contacts quickly and accurately.

Jumping off the contacts?  Stopping at the top of the A Frame to ‘admire the view’? Inching down the contacts? Using the table as a springboard?  Simple exercises that do not require contact equipment can greatly improve your dog’s ability to perform contacts quickly and accurately.  These exercises will help your dog build the strength, flexibility and understanding of how to use his body most effectively.  Big dog or small, running contact or stopped, all agility dogs can maximize their potential with the addition of targeted conditioning work.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Fitness, Agility Skills

Level:

Open to all

Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • Brief assignments to be videotaped for feedback by working participants.
  • 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): one or two jumps

Space needed:

  • average size living room with carpeted floor

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: $198 USD
  • Auditing: $125 USD
  • Observing: $85 USD