The ESSENTIALS - common patterns for Success on North American courses TuesDay Aug 6th am
North American Agility (AAC, CKC in Canada) relies on patterns especially in Starters/Advanced. I like to throw these common elements into my Masters courses too. Serpentines come in a variety of shapes/equipment but the rules are the same, 180s, Pinwheels, 270s, North/South lines, East/West lines, pull thrus (threadles) push thrus (backsides). We will cover all of these patterns - how to recognize them/handle them.
DISTANCE TRAINING FOR GAMBLES & HANDLING - Sat Aug 3rd am
2 spots available
Gamble training really tests the Handler’s timing and the dog’s knowledge or verbals and body cues. Being consistent with how we send our dogs forward vs perpendicularly, same lead or change of lead, when do we change lead, what is lead?? Understanding when a dog needs info (and why they need it) will ensure they land going in the right direction. Too often Handlers react late, but there are easy things we can do so we aren’t late and we ARE consistent (ex is Go straight or away? what is Away/Out to make it different than Go? Do you need Left and Right? Can directionals be side dependent vs independent? Lots of ground covered in this workshop and I’m confident in saying the skills learned here will offer clarity in other aspects of your handling too.
Threadles & the alternatives-Sun Aug 11th
2 spots available
This workshop will focus on threadles. (There’s a few definitions out there). You will learn the purpose for them, the alternatives for them and if they are the right tool for you and your dog. Foundation work for training them and short drills to practice the variations of them AND the alternatives to them.