Take the Lead! Lead Changes And How To Effectively Change Your Dog’s Path

Instructor: Chris Tucci and Kris Seiter
Start Date: September 20, 2017
Registration Closed: October 4, 2017 @ 9 pm Eastern

Navigating an agility course requires knowing where to add in specific handling to create the desired line. In this class, you’ll learn how your dog's lead changes can impact where your dog goes on course. Also, knowing what lead your dog is on and how to create a lead change will help ensure your dog runs the fastest and correct line to produces fast, smooth clean runs.

Category: Handling
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: unlimited ($185)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($115)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($85)
Level of Access:

Course Description

Take the Lead! Lead Changes And How To Effectively Change Your Dog’s Path :: Chris Tucci and Kris Seiter

Navigating an agility course requires knowing where to add in specific handling to create the desired line. In this class, you’ll learn how your dog's lead changes can impact where your dog goes on course. Also, knowing what lead your dog is on and how to create a lead change will help ensure your dog runs the fastest and correct line to produces fast, smooth clean runs.

This handling class will cover the important topic of lead changes! This includes:

  • Understanding and identifying leads and lead changes
  • Learning when and how to give cues to change the leads
  • Learning which types of cues are needed to change leads

Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Handling

Level:

Open to all

Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • Each week, students will receive a series of progressive lead change exercises. Accompanying the sequences will be a video demonstrating different handling to show how to change the dog's line to go to different obstacles and how when you put in a lead change early or late, how this alters the dog’s path. The video will have progressive exercises. will feature one “gymnastics” set up that includes multiple exercises.

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): 5 wing jumps and 1 tunnel.

Space needed:

  • 40x60

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: $85 USD