MaxPup Handling Games - Flat Work and Wing Games

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: January 11, 2017
Registration Closed: January 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm Eastern

We will use a series of motivational games to teach the important handling skills needed to build understanding of the handler’s body language and handling cues. These foundation games are designed to teach your puppy the fundamentals of driving lines and turning on course - and can easily be built into any handling system! You will be able to watch demo videos of each game as well as get feedback on your work with your own dog through video review and forum discussions.

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

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: unlimited ($185)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($115)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($95)

Course Description

MaxPup Handling Games - Flat Work and Wing Games :: Tracy Sklenar

We will use a series of motivational games to teach the important handling skills needed to build understanding of the handler’s body language and handling cues. These foundation games are designed to teach your puppy the fundamentals of driving lines and turning on course - and can easily be built into any handling method! You will be able to watch demo videos of each game as well as get feedback on your work with your own dog through video review and forum discussions.

This class is part of a comprehensive series of classes designed to build the Maximum Foundation for your Performance Puppy! Each handling cue will have progressive levels for maximum understanding, including flatwork and wing games to help prepare the young dogs to transfer their understanding to jumps. This class is open for any puppy 6 months and older – or adult dogs in need of better understanding of handling.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

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


Level:

Puppy, Adult dog, Competition


Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • 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 jump wings. A tunnel is suggested but optional.

Space needed:

  • perfect for small spaces!

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: $185 USD
  • Auditing: $115 USD
  • Observing: $95 USD