Agility Toolbox: Rock Solid Weave Pole Entries

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

Unique and fun skill games that you can practice in small spaces to improve your dog’s weave pole entry success. From deceleration and weight shift to body bending and aim accuracy, entering weave poles at speed can be a big challenge to any dog. This class is designed to teach you the tools necessary to train your dog to have rock solid weave entries in a fun and motivating environment.

Category: Obstacle Skills, 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: Rock Solid Weave Pole Entries :: Chris Ott

Unique and fun skill games that you can practice in small spaces to improve your dog’s weave pole entry success. From deceleration and weight shift to body bending and aim accuracy, entering weave poles at speed can be a big challenge to any dog. This class is designed to teach you the tools necessary to train your dog to have rock solid weave entries in a fun and motivating environment.

Whether you're just beginning your weave pole sequencing or your already competing at the higher levels, mastering weave entries at speed is a must have skill for every team. In this class we discuss fun and creative ways to work on the weave entries without having to put the dogs thru endless repetition.

The exercises in this class can be done with any type of weave pole (competition standard poles, weave-a-matics, channel poles, 2x2, etc). Dogs participating in this class should already know to weave between the poles and be food and/or toy motivated. This class is only focusing on the “entry” to the poles.

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, 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): 4, 6 or 12 weave poles and one jump

Space needed:

  • Average living room size.

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