Learn Your Dog: Novice Sequencing and Building Teamwork (2013)

Learn Your Dog
Getting your young dog ready for competition? Or interested in improving the teamwork and foundation skills with an experienced dog? This class will help you build your handling tool box with your dog, while also building the teamwork so important to your agility career! This class is the equivalent of Learn Your Dog 1, but geared towards dogs one year of age and older who are beginning sequencing and preparing for competition.

Category: Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Puppy, Pre-Novice, Starters/Novice, Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International, Open to All
Class Length: 7 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: June 17, 2013
Registration Closed: July 1, 2013

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 12 ($199)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($95)

Course Description

Learn Your Dog: Novice Sequencing and Building Teamwork :: Tracy Sklenar

Getting your young dog ready for competition? Or interested in improving the teamwork and foundation skills with an experienced dog? This class will help you build your handling tool box with your dog, while also building the teamwork so important to your agility career! This class is the equivalent of Learn Your Dog 1, but geared towards dogs one year of age and older who are beginning sequencing and preparing for competition.

These fun drills will help prepare your dog and yourself for competition! You will work through a series of sequences designed to hone your teamwork, connection and handling skills. We will focus on driving lines, crosses, motivation, common course challenges,timing, learning to stay connected with your canine partner and more! Each dog and handler will develop their own handling tools and build a strong foundation for their agility career.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Handling, Motivation, Foundation, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving

Level: Puppy, Pre-Novice, Starters/Novice, Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International, Open to All


Course Length:

7 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for  working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Brief written assignments and progressive sequences to be videotaped for feedback.
  • 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): 6 jumps and 1 tunnel.

Space needed:

  • 60' x 60' minimum

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: 12
  • 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