Agility Classes

Summer classes in Parkland County (RR 20, 10 min. west of Stony Plain) outside on grass (fenced area)

Tuesdays 7.30-8.30 pm, starting June 25 2019

6 weeks for $168

Online registration

Agility Foundation 1

Jumps, tunnels and contact equipment are introduced in a fun and safe manner using positive reinforcement (=food/toys). Building value for individual obstacles is key so dogs can learn to perform short sequences. Exercises are based on OneMind Dogs handling where we use body language to communicate with our dogs. The dogs already understand it, we have to learn how to “speak dog”.

Prerequisite: no previous agility experience required. Dog should have a good recall and be able to work off leash.

My “There’s a Game For That” class is highly recommended to build the relationship and teamwork that is necessary to play agility (or other positive obedience course).

What to bring to class:

  • Flat collar (no ‘training’ or choke collars) or harness. head halters are fine (halti, gentle leader)
  • regular leash (no flexi-leashes)
  • plenty of yummy (soft) treats (nothing that crumbles)
  • Optional: toys
  • Water bowl & water for your dog
  • Pen & paper to take notes

Printable Registration: Pawsome connection registration

Agility Foundation 2

Prerequisite: Agility foundation 1 class or equivalent.

Introduction of 2on2off = stopped contacts; beginning of weave pole training; sequences including all the obstacles with more handling techniques added.

Tuesdays 6.30-7.30 pm, starting June 18, 2019

6 weeks for $168

 

OneMind Dogs Handling Techniques 1

August 10 & 17, 2019 (2 full days)

Instructor: Gisela Griesser, Certified OneMind Dogs Instructor

Dogs have their own way of communicating. Imagine ‘talking’ with your dog in a language that is natural to them, rather than trying to teach them your language! The OneMind Dogs handling method uses our body language in a way that all dogs can easily understand.

In this seminar you will learn how to apply this for the 8 techniques most commonly used on agility courses (Front Cross, Backside Send, False Turn, Blind Cross, Lateral Push, Rear Cross, Whisky Cross and Reverse Spin). Learn how to execute these highly effective OneMind Dogs techniques – from the basics, all the way to sequencing in various scenarios. You will see where these techniques can be used on course and work out the best timing and handling for you and your dog.

While you may have already used many of the techniques that are covered in Handling Techniques 1, the seminar will help you see them in a whole new light!

Do you know how the different elements in your handling affect your dog? All OneMind Dogs handling techniques include elements of seven key factors to support the dog’s movement on an agility course and to make it as easy and effective as possible.

As a FREE BONUS: before, during, and after the seminar, you will have access to OneMind Dogs premium level videos for the materials of this course, so you can prepare, and review the techniques in greater detail.

The seminar is appropriate for handlers at all stages of training from beginner to master level. The dog must be able to sequence at least 5-6 obstacles. Only tunnels and jumps are used for the training (no contacts or weaves). The techniques will be explained and practiced in detail and you will learn to understand the dog’s perspective of running a course. Each student will advance at their individual level.

Cost is $380 for the 2 day seminar, 10am – 5.30pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break

 

 

 

 

 

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