Teamwork! A Comprehensive Guide To Building Drive, Focus (2017)

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: February 20, 2017
Registration Closed: March 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm Eastern

Teamwork! is your comprehensive course for building your partnership with your dog for any sport. We will use personalized, motivational games to cover all of the elements of building drive for the game, ignoring distractions, maximizing self-control, teaching amazing stay behaviors and transferring focus, motivation and trained behaviors to the trial environment!

Category: Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Mental Game, Problem Solving
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: unlimited ($225)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($95)

Course Description

Teamwork! A Comprehensive Guide To Building Drive, Focus (2017) :: Tracy Sklenar

Teamwork! is your comprehensive course for building your partnership with your dog for any sport. We will use personalized, motivational games to cover all of the elements of building drive for the game, ignoring distractions, maximizing self-control, teaching amazing stay behaviors and transferring focus, motivation and trained behaviors to the trial environment!

This course is perfectly suited for any handler who wants to build teamwork with her canine partner while reducing distractions and building drive and passion for dog sports! Is your dog ‘perfect at home’ but gets distracted by at trials or classes? Is your dog unable to execute trained behaviors in the trial environment? Would you like to improve your teamwork while building more passion for the game? Do you need to work through some problem behaviors in order to maximize your teamwork? You can have a completely focused, fast, accurate and confident canine partner without ever using physical or verbal corrections.

In this course, we will get you and your dog ready for success in the ring with a series of fun games designed to teach you how to build your dog’s desire to work with you, ignore distractions, have solid stays and contacts and most off all - love the game!


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Mental Game, Problem Solving

Level: Open to all


Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • 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): no special equipment needed, access to obstacles/tools for your sport can be useful.

Space needed:

  • n/a

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