Ring Skills For Trial Success

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: May 15, 2018
Registration Closed: May 29, 2018 @ 9 pm Eastern

Are you getting ready to start trialing with your young dog? Is your current agility dog struggling in the trial setting? Success in the trial ring requires more than just handling skills. Teach your dog the skills your dog will need before, during and after his run in order to effectively handle the distractions of a trial environment!

Category: Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Mental Game, Problem Solving, Health/Nutrition
Level: Open to all
Class Length: 5 weeks with a break week in the middle (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 ($100)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($75)
Level of Access:

Course Description

Ring Skills For Trial Success :: Tracy Sklenar

Are you getting ready to start trialing with your young dog? Is your current agility dog struggling in the trial setting? Success in the trial ring requires more than just handling skills. Teach your dog the skills your dog will need before, during and after his run in order to effectively handle the distractions of a trial environment!

Trial success requires your dog to understand much more than just how to do the obstacles or read the handling. Your dog will need to learn how to deal with the pressure and distractions found only at a trial!

Join Tracy Sklenar to:

  • Look at each step of the trial process for your dog, from outside the ring all the way through to the end of the run
  • Develop a plan for the individual needs of your dog
  • Implement the plan with a series of motivational training games
  • Learn to transfer the training to trialing
  • Follow up by reviewing trial experiences
  • And more to help you and your dog work together as a team from start to finish!

Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Mental Game, Problem Solving, Health/Nutrition

Level:

Open to all

Course Length:

5 weeks with a break week in the middle (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 1 year after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • The course will consist of weekly training games for the entire class, as well as specific games and a training plan for each working team.
  • Downloadable written instructions for each game and sequence
  • Video explanations
  • Video demos
  • Pre-Games to be ready for when class starts
  • Trial Video Review
  • Access to Class Chat
  • Access to Faculty Office Hours

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): no special equipment needed

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: $199 USD
  • Auditing: $100 USD
  • Observing: $75 USD