Building Drive, Focus and Teamwork in Performance Dogs (2013)

Building Drive, Focus and Teamwork in Performance Dogs
A comprehensive course in building your canine partner’s drive for the game and focus on teamwork with you!

Category: Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Mental Game, Problem Solving
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 6 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: October 28, 2013
Registration Closed: November 11, 2013

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 18 ($199)
Number of Auditing Spots: 50 ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($95)

Course Description

Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Mental Game, Problem Solving :: Tracy Sklenar

A comprehensive course in building your canine partner’s drive for the game and focus on teamwork with you!

This course is perfectly suited to any handler who wants to reduce distractions while building drive and passion for dog sports! Does your dog get distracted by things in the environment? Would you like to improve your teamwork while building more passion for the game? Do you need to work through some problem behaviors in order to maximize your team work? You can have a completely focused, fast and confident canine partner without ever using physical or verbal corrections. In this course, we will get you and your dog ring-ready with a series of fun games designed to teach you how to build your dog’s desire to work with you, ignore distractions and love the game! (Note: this course is NOT appropriate for dogs with aggression issues or extreme fear.)


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Mental Game, Problem Solving


Level:

Open to All


Course Length:

6 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 training assignments with the puppy 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): leash, flat collar (or harness or head halter), treats, toys

Space needed:

  • Anything

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: 18
  • 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: $199 USD
  • Auditing: $125 USD
  • Observing: $95 USD