Total Team: Conditioning for Contacts (2017)

Instructor: Chris Ott
Start Date: November 15, 2017
Registration Closed: November 29, 2017 @ 9 pm Eastern

Big dog or small, running contact or stopped, all agility dogs can maximize their potential with the addition of targeted conditioning work. Is your dog jumping off the contacts? Stopping at the top of the A Frame to ‘admire the view’? Inching down the contact planks? Using the table as a springboard? The exercises in this class will help your dog build the strength, flexibility and understanding of how to use his/her body most effectively.

Category: Fitness, Agility Skills
Level: Open to all
Class Length: 6 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 1 year after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: unlimited ($199)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($95)
Level of Access:

Course Description

Total Team: Conditioning for Contacts (2017) :: Chris Ott

Big dog or small, running contact or stopped, all agility dogs can maximize their potential with the addition of targeted conditioning work. Is your dog jumping off the contacts? Stopping at the top of the A Frame to ‘admire the view’? Inching down the contact planks? Using the table as a springboard? The exercises in this class will help your dog build the strength, flexibility and understanding of how to use his/her body most effectively.

Conditioning For Contacts features skills and functional fitness exercises that do not require contact equipment can greatly improve your dog’s ability to perform contacts quickly, accurately and consistently. Practicing your dog’s contact performance position away from competition equipment allows you to disconnect any stress and/or confusion your dog may have during the learning phases of your training, away from the competition equipment. Once the contact position is perfected, the behavior can be easily be transferred to the contact equipment.

In this class we not only work on building the physical strength and conditioning for achieving your preferred contact performance but we also offer training tips on how to use these exercises to aid in your dog’s generalization of these skills to the actual contact equipment.

This class will also feature:

  • Downloadable written instructions and FAQs for each lesson
  • Video explanations
  • Video demos
  • Detailed easy to follow critique of homework videos for working participants
  • Pre-skills to be ready for when class starts
  • Private Facebook group for all participants with bonus information and live interactions!

Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Fitness, Agility Skills

Level:

Open to all

Course Length:

6 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 1 year after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Brief assignments to be videotaped for feedback by working participants.
  • 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 equipment needed. Props for this class can be made out of household items.

Space needed:

  • average size living room with carpeted floor

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: $199 USD
  • Auditing: $125 USD
  • Observing: $95 USD