Spring classes in Parkland County (RR 20, west of Stony Plain) outside on grass (fenced area)
Class dates: Tuesdays 6.30-7.30 pm, starting May 7th 2019 (weather permitting)
6 weeks for $168
Class description: Agility Foundation I
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
OneMind Dogs Handling Techniques 1
This is a 12 week program, 1.5 hour each week, total of 18 hours. You will learn about the OneMind Dogs history, philosophy, handling from the dog’s perspective, handling lines, connection: how to become the handler your dog always wanted you to be!
The following 8 handling techniques will be part of this course: front cross, backside send, blind cross, false turn, lateral push, rear cross, whisky cross and reverse spin.
Tunnels and jumps will be used. The course focus is on the handler learning the techniques, so dogs don’t need to have a lot of agility experience, as long as they have good value for tunnels and jumps.
Bonus: This includes access to One Mind Dogs Seminar collection of videos and articles to study for 120 days.
Class dates: TBD
Cost is $504 for the 12 week program (18 hours of instruction)