Ring Skills For Trial Success: High Arousal

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Start Date: September 25, 2018
Registration Closed: October 9, 2018 @ 9 pm Eastern

Calling all teams that are struggling with high arousal in the ring! Are you getting ready to start trialing with your young dog? Is your current agility dog having trouble controlling his arousal in the trial setting? Does your dog get "too high" or "over-aroused" when stimulated in training or competition? Or maybe he is perfect in training but the competition environment shoots him to the moon! Tracy Sklenar is experienced in teaching high arousal dogs how to be thoughtful and successful, even in the most high arousal environments!

Category: Motivation, Problem Solving, Behavior, Foundation
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) *** SOLD OUT ***
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($115)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($85)
Level of Access:

Course Description

Ring Skills For Trial Success: High Arousal :: Tracy Sklenar

Calling all teams that are struggling with high arousal in the ring! Are you getting ready to start trialing with your young dog? Is your current agility dog having trouble controlling his arousal in the trial setting? Does your dog get "too high" or "over-aroused" when stimulated in training or competition? Or maybe he is perfect in training but the competition environment shoots him to the moon! Tracy Sklenar is experienced in teaching high arousal dogs how to be thoughtful and successful, even in the most high arousal environments!

Success in the trial ring requires more than just handling skills. Learn how to help your dog get into the right state of mind to run at his best, in any sport! We will work on the skills he will need before, during and after his run in order to teach him to control his arousal and bring out his brilliance.

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 stimulation and distractions that create high arousal, both in training and trialing! High arousal behaviors can include inability to respond to simple cues, spinning, barking, breaking stays, blasting by weaves, frothing, leaping off contacts, running around jumps, herding/nipping the handler, lunging, and so on.

Join Tracy Sklenar to:

  • Look at each step of training and trialing for your dog, from puppyhood to 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:

Motivation, Problem Solving, Behavior, Foundation

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:

  • TBD, based on the needs of class members

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: $115 USD
  • Observing: $85 USD