2 Week Techniques: Contact Board Proofing for Fast, Reliable Stopped Contacts (Part 1)

Instructor: Melanie Miller
Start Date: September 19, 2016
Registration Closed: October 3, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

Are your dog’s stops perfect in training but unreliable at a trial?  Do you wish for more contact independence?  Does your dog get creepy and lose time on the contacts?  Find out how to take advantage of a simple training tool in ways you haven’t considered before.

Category: Skill Building
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 2 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Contact Board Specs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic8KHgQWnes

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: Unlimited ($80)
Number of Auditing Spots: Unlimited ($40)

Course Description

2 Week Techniques: Contact Board Proofing for Fast, Reliable Stopped Contacts (Part 1) :: Melanie Miller

Are your dog’s stops perfect in training but unreliable at a trial?  Do you wish for more contact independence?  Does your dog get creepy and lose time on the contacts?  Find out how to take advantage of a simple training tool in ways you haven’t considered before.  

We will spend 2 weeks building a solid, fast, reliable and independent contact behavior.  Melanie will show a step by step process that is fun for the dog, requires no actual contact equipment and will challenge the most advanced agility partners, making contacts in a trial setting feel easy by comparison.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Skill Building

Level: Open to All


Course Length:

2 weeks (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.
  • Discussions with other students in the class forum and the general forum.

Equipment needed:

  • Contact board; tunnel + 2 jumps are optional

Space needed:

  • very small...can be trained indoors if necessary

Office Hours:

Yes, TBD



Course Participation & Tuition Levels

Type of participation:

  • Working (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor, will get instructor answers to course-specific questions posted about assignments and specific to your dog, can actively participate in class forum and chat) 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

Tuition:

  • Working: $80 USD
  • Auditing: $40 USD