2on, 2off Contacts Mini Course: How to train incredible stopped contacts from the ground up

This class will teach you to train and proof fast, reliable, accurate and independent stopped contacts. This is also a terrific opportunity for anyone wanting to re-train their contacts, build a better foundation and make the transition from training to trialing while maintaining great contact behavior!

Category: Motivation, Foundation, Puppy, Obstacle Skills, Problem Solving
Level: Puppy, Adult dog, Competition
Class Length: 4 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)
Start Date: January 7, 2014
Registration Closed: January 21, 2014

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 12 ($129)
Number of Auditing Spots: 50 ($85)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($60)

Course Description

2on, 2off Contacts Mini Course: How to train incredible stopped contacts from the ground up :: Tracy Sklenar

This class will teach you to train and proof fast, reliable, accurate and independent stopped contacts. This is also a terrific opportunity for anyone wanting to re-train their contacts, build a better foundation and make the transition from training to trialing while maintaining great contact behavior!

2on, 2off Contacts Mini Course focuses on building an amazing foundation of understanding and passion for the 2 on, 2 off behavior that can be used on the dog walk, a-frame and seesaw! We will use a series of motivational games to teach the layers of understanding, then putting it all together into a fast, independent and reliable “finished product”. You will learn to set, train and maintain criteria for the 2on, 2off end position, play proofing games, and build drive and understanding for the behavior. The class will also provide opportunity for personalized feedback, troubleshooting and problem solving. 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, Problem Solving


Level:

Puppy, Adult dog, competition


Course Length:

4 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 dog 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): short elevated plank (approximately 3’ long x 12” wide x 2” high), access to stairs, access to long planks. Optional: access to tables and actual contact obstacles.

Space needed:

  • n/a

Office Hours:

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: 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: $129 USD
  • Auditing: $85 USD
  • Observing: $60 USD