Thread the Needle Part 1: How To Train Amazing Threadles (Fall 2018)

Instructor: Jordan Biggs
Start Date: September 2, 2018
Registration Closed: January 28, 2019 @ 9 pm Eastern

Learn to train your dog to execute amazing threadles while you continue to run forward on course! You too can learn to threadle like this: https://vimeo.com/269051991

Category: Handling, Foundation, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Open to all
Class Length: 5 weeks which includes 4 weeks of work and one week of “break” in the middle and 2 extra weeks afterwards to finish the training (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 1 year after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 25 ($175)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($100)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($75)
Level of Access:

Course Description

Thread the Needle: How To Train Amazing Threadles (Fall 2018) :: Jordan Biggs

Learn to train your dog to execute amazing threadles while you continue to run forward on course! You too can learn to threadle like this: https://vimeo.com/269051991

Threadles are becoming more common on course in a variety of situations! Jordan will help you teach your dog to understand how to threadle through gaps, threadle to the backside, and understand tunnel discriminations - all while you continue to run forward on course!

This class features:

  • Downloadable written instructions for each game and sequence
  • Video explanations
  • Video demos
  • Pre-Games to be ready for when class starts

Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Handling, Foundation, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving

Level:

Open to all

Course Length:

5 weeks which includes 4 weeks of work and one week of “break” in the middle and 2 extra weeks afterwards to finish the training (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 1 year after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Progressive training assignments using jumps and tunnels. Video demos of each game or skill or drill. Questions answered and feedback from the instructor for each assignment in the class forum. Discussions with other students in the class forum and the general forum.

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): 4 Jumps, 1 Tunnel

Space needed:

  • 50x50 smaller space can work as well (especially in the beginning)

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: 25
  • 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: $175 USD
  • Auditing: $100 USD
  • Observing: $75 USD