Agility Toolbox: Handling To Improve Jumping Success

Instructor: Chris Ott
Start Date: January 17, 2018
Registration Closes: January 31, 2018 @ 9 pm Eastern

Does your dog knock bars? Could your handling be part of the problem? In this class we focus on you the handler and what you can do to help your dog keep their bars up and make fluid, efficient turns. This class will show you in detail the proper placement and timing of the basic handling skills in easy to set up sequences that also help improve your dogs jumping mechanics at the same time as we train the handler how to negotiate those turns.

Category: Obstacle Skills, Handling, Foundation
Level: Open to all
Class Length: 4 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

Agility Toolbox: Handling To Improve Jumping Success :: Chris Ott

Does your dog knock bars? Could your handling be part of the problem? In this class we focus on you the handler and what you can do to help your dog keep their bars up and make fluid, efficient turns. This class will show you in detail the proper placement and timing of the basic handling skills in easy to set up sequences that also help improve your dogs jumping mechanics at the same time as we train the handler how to negotiate those turns.

This class will also discuss in detail how your reward placement and timing plays an important role in keeping the bars up. Detailed video and still frames from the videos with markups showing each detail discussed in the weekly lessons.

This class is perfect for all teams of any age and competition level. Puppy and young dogs will keep bars low and competition teams can work at whatever height they are comfortable at.

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

Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Obstacle Skills, Handling, Foundation

Level:

Open to all

Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • 1 Video lesson each week (posted Wednesday)
  • 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): Minimum of 4 jumps. Maximum of 8 jumps

Space needed:

  • approx 40' x 40'

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