Learn Your Dog: Decision Making (2013)

Learn Your Dog
This class is designed to maximize the decisions you make on course in terms of choosing the best handling options for you and your dog, as well as choosing the best line to produce the best results!

Category: Handling, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International
Class Length: 7 weeks, including one week of “break” for catching up and discussions (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: August 19, 2013
Registration Closed: September 2, 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: Decision Making :: Tracy Sklenar

This class is designed to maximize the decisions you make on course in terms of choosing the best handling options for you and your dog, as well as choosing the best line to produce the best results!

Agility handling is filled with opportunities to make decisions… what is the best line for your dog? What is the best handling for your dog based on the course challenges? Which turn is fastest? Which handling tool is best suited for you and your dog? The courses and drills we work on in this class will provide a variety of options, and we will analyze the possibilities (both in discussions and using video technology) to truly learn what works best for you and your dog. We will tackle challenges commonly seen on course as well as international elements that are becoming a regular part of the game. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone and have fun! It will be a useful prep for upcoming big events as well as building your teamwork with your dog.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Handling, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving


Level:

Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International


Course Length:

7 weeks, including one week of “break” for catching up and discussions (information/classroom available in read-only mode for  working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Progressive sequences to be videotaped for feedback.
  • Written suggestions and handling ideas
  • New handling cues presented and demonstrated
  • Submission of trial runs for analysis, feedback, discussion and suggestions
  • 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): 10 jumps and 1 tunnel for drills. Video camera and tripod (or someone to videotape).

Space needed:

  • 70' x 70' 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