Learn Your Dog CAMP: Course Analysis for Maximum Performance (2014)

Learn Your Dog 2: Handling Solutions For You and Your Dog with Tracy Sklenar
This course is designed to take your handling to the next level by applying it to the challenges we see every weekend on course in AKC and USDAA, as well as the challenges that are becoming increasingly popular. You will practice reading lines, analyzing courses, and choosing the best options for you and your dogs to master on-course challenges, minimize errors and run clear rounds with regularity. You will learn to handle with confidence and run with intent to bring out the best in your partnership with your dog! We will incorporate international handling tools to help master our North American challenges. Class assignments will require only jumps and a tunnel, but we will also analyze course maps of Standard classes. This class is a great prep for the 2014 AKC Nationals as well as the upcoming USDAA and AKC seasons.

Category: Handling, Problem Solving
Level: Starters/Novice, Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International
Class Length: 7 weeks (includes one week of a ‘Break' for folks to catch up as needed)
Start Date: February 3, 2014
Registration Closed: March 28, 2014
Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 15 ($199)
Number of Auditing Spots: Unlimited ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: Unlimited ($89)

Course Description

Learn Your Dog CAMP: Course Analysis for Maximum Performance :: Tracy Sklenar

This course is designed to take your handling to the next level by applying it to the challenges we see every weekend on course in AKC and USDAA, as well as the challenges that are becoming increasingly popular. You will practice reading lines, analyzing courses, and choosing the best options for you and your dogs to master on-course challenges, minimize errors and run clear rounds with regularity. You will learn to handle with confidence and run with intent to bring out the best in your partnership with your dog! We will incorporate international handling tools to help master our North American challenges. Class assignments will require only jumps and a tunnel, but we will also analyze course maps of Standard classes. This class is a great prep for the 2014 AKC Nationals as well as the upcoming USDAA and AKC seasons.

The class will provide course work featuring common challenges as well as new trends in course design. Students will practice a variety of handling tools in order to choose the best options when presented with challenges in competition – this will include getting better connection, timing, crosses, turns, making the best choices for you and your dog, and strengthening any weak areas in your handling tool box.

Also, each working participant will be able to submit trial runs, to get feedback, suggestions, and ideas for improvement!


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Handling, Problem Solving

Level: Starters/Novice, Open/Advanced, Masters/Excellent, International


Course Length:

7 weeks (includes one week of a 'Break' for folks to catch up as needed) (information/ classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 4 months after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Brief written assignments and progressive sequences to be videotaped for feedback.
  • 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): 8 jumps and 1 tunnel for drills. Video camera and tripod (or someone to videotape). Access to contacts and weaves is suggested.

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: 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: 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: $89 USD