Find Your Missing Link: Unlock Your Dog’s Full Potential (August 2016)

Instructor: Melanie Miller
Start Date: August 22, 2016
Registration Closed: September 5, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

Do you have trouble motivating your dog at trials?  Do trial environments send your canine partner over the top?  Find out which pieces of the trial process are standing in the way of reaching your full potential as a team!

Category: Motivation
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 4 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 30 ($150)
Number of Returning Student Spots: unlimited ($150)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($75)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($50)

Course Description

Find Your Missing Link: Unlock Your Dog’s Full Potential (August 2016) :: Melanie Miller

Do you have trouble motivating your dog at trials?  Do trial environments send your canine partner over the top?  Find out which pieces of the trial process are standing in the way of reaching your full potential as a team!  

We will spend 4 weeks digging into what makes your canine partner tick, how to work with their natural tendencies and build to create a driven, motivated and focused worker!  We will address the entire trial run “process” and sort out which pieces are most challenging for your team.  Tips and tricks from beginning to end will be provided, with plenty of opportunities to test out a variety of solutions to see which ones work best for you and your dog!  The topics of trick training, conditioning, startline stays and reinforcement selection will also be addressed.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Motivation

Level:

Open to All

Course Length:

4 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
  • Access to Class Chat
  • Access to faculty office hours

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): Long line, tunnel + 2 jumps (optional)

Space needed:

  • 40x40

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: 30
  • Returning Student (only for students from previous session that had a working spot; same privileges as a Working spot) 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
  • 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
  • Returning Student: $150 USD
  • Auditing: $75 USD
  • Observing: $50 USD