Teeter Transformed: Conquering the Seesaw with Small Dogs (Fall 2018)

Instructor: Bobbie Bhambree
Start Date: September 11, 2018
Registration Closed: September 25, 2018 @ 9 pm Eastern

Small dog, big teeter? No problem! Join Bobbie to build confidence and understanding for a reliable and enthusiastic teeter performance.

Category: Motivation, Problem Solving, Behavior, Obstacles
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: 25 ($195)
Number of Auditing Spots: 50 ($100)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($75)
Level of Access:

Course Description

Teeter Transformed: Conquering the Seesaw with Small Dogs :: Bobbie Bhambree

Small dog, big teeter? No problem! Join Bobbie to build confidence and understanding for a reliable and enthusiastic teeter performance. Take a peek on what your dog will learn to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE5f9ipypAU

This course is designed for those teams who are at the beginning stages of training the teeter or are in need of retraining. The focus is on small dogs, but these techniques can be used for any dog, especially those whose teeter criteria is driving across the board to the end with all four feet in the yellow.

There are many components to training the teeter, including motion, noise, height, tipping point, and end behavior. The dog will often exhibit worry or fear when it comes to the teeter, often leading to avoidance, creeping, or fly-offs. Learning the teeter is a ‘building-block’ process that has to happen at the dog’s pace.

In this course, we are going to break down each component using various games that can also be customized to the individual’s dog’s needs. Some of the games are familiar games tweaked for small dogs, while others are games I created or added along the way that are specific to having a small dog.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Motivation, Problem Solving, Behavior, Obstacles

Level:

Open to all

Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • Individualized problem analysis
  • Video analysis
  • Individualized problem solving plan to be progressively implemented over the course of the 4 week session
  • General games and training skills needed for all performance dogs
  • Discussions and Q&A (workers and auditors) based on needs of working and auditing students
  • Demo videos
  • Training Articles and handouts
  • Access to faculty office hours

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): Teeter, 12-foot plank, Mini-Teeter, Wobble board, 4-foot plank

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: 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: 50
  • 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: $195 USD
  • Auditing: $100 USD
  • Observing: $75 USD