Learn Your SMALL Dog: Maximize Your Mini! (Spring 2017)

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: March 22, 2017
Registration Closed: April 5, 2017 @ 9 pm Eastern

Maximize your handling with your mini dog! Learn to bring out the best in your small dog on course with new and exciting challenges for 2017!

Category: Handling
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 7 weeks ** with a break week in the middle of the course ** (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: Unlimited ($225)
Number of Auditing Spots: Unlimited ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: Unlimited ($95)

Course Description

Learn Your SMALL Dog: Maximize Your Mini! (Spring 2017) :: Tracy Sklenar

Maximize your handling with your mini dog! Learn to bring out the best in your small dog on course with new and exciting challenges for 2017!

Finally, a class specifically for small (and medium) dogs in agility! Handling small dogs is NOT the same as handling large dogs! Are you slowing your small (or medium) dog down with your handling choices? Do you want to build more speed and drive on lines? Are you struggling to keep up with the tiny blur? This class explores the specific needs of small dog teams, in terms of:

  • Building Connection
  • Developing Confidence and Speed
  • Timing
  • Choosing the Best Line
  • Choosing the Fastest, Clearest Handling Tools
  • Building Commitment
  • And more!

Join us to explore the differences while strengthening each team!


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Handling

Level: Open to All


Course Length:

7 weeks ** with a break week in the middle of the course ** (information/ classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Progressive sequences to be videotaped for feedback.
  • Submission of videos for analysis, feedback, discussion and suggestions
  • 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): 6 jumps and a tunnel.

Space needed:

  • 70' x 70' minimum

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: Unlimited
  • 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: $225 USD
  • Auditing: $125 USD
  • Observing: $95 USD