MaxPup Handling Games - Flat Work and One Jump Games (2013)

Building Drive, Focus and Teamwork in Performance Dogs
This class is part of a comprehensive series of classes designed to build the Maximum Foundation for your Performance Puppy! Handling Games is open for any puppy 6 months and older – or adult dogs in need of better understanding of handling.

Category: Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Handling Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Puppy, Adult dog, competition
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 14, 2013
Registration Closed: October 28, 2013

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 15 ($199)
Number of Auditing Spots: 50 ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($95)

Course Description

MaxPup Handling Games - Flat Work and One Jump Games (2013) :: Tracy Sklenar

This class is part of a comprehensive series of classes designed to build the Maximum Foundation for your Performance Puppy! Handling Games is open for any puppy 6 months and older – or adult dogs in need of better understanding of handling.

We will use a series of motivational games to teach the important handling skills needed to build understanding of the handler’s body language and handling cues. Each handling cue will have progressive levels for maximum understanding, including flatwork and one jump games. Puppies will not be asked to actually jump but rather will be able to work on jump bumps and pool noodles! These foundation games are designed to teach your puppy the fundamentals of running and turning on course and can easily be built into any handling system of your choosing! You will be able to watch demo videos of the instructor’s dogs, as well as get feedback on your work with your own dog through video and forum discussions.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Handling Skills, Problem Solving


Level:

Puppy, Adult dog, competition


Course Length:

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

Course Structure:

  • 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): Several jump wings. Jump bumps or pool noodles. A tunnel is suggested but optional.

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: 15
  • 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