I would recommend this course to advanced students who enjoy training, and who have an interest in running international-style courses. This is not something needed on many (any?) courses on the US, because of our course design, and because we do not need to win out to advance. I like the quizzes and the way the course is set up to test our understanding. It's not too difficult, but we do need to pay attention. I also like the fact that we can review all our answers to quizzes before we submit. Overall, the course is very thoughtfully designed. It left me wanting to train in person with Anna. I want to thank Anna for designing it, and Daisy for offering it through the Online Classroom. I definitely see the advantage of freeing the dog from dependence on handler motion to get the jumping effort needed. I'm glad I took this class to understand it.
This is a very useful skill set that I think everyone could benefit from. This course is very good, I find Daisy's classes have the best videos and instructions. This course was great for helping with independent obstacle performance.
I would recommend this course to my training partners and instructor. I found it much easier to follow than other similar courses I have taken. It was broken down into easy to follow sections and having the quizzes helped as well. I found this course quite a bit better than some other online courses. The main benefit I see from this course is how I can be a better partner on course with my dog.
I would recommend this course to all my agility friends. it is a great way to teach directionals. I like that everything is broken down into easy doable steps.
Teaching your dog a verbal left and right cue that you can use to tell your dog to turn left or right at a jump, regardless of your location or motion, is an invaluable skill! Whether your goal is better distance handling, better international skills, or just a fun behavior to teach your dog, this course will give you and your dog the skills of a verbal left and right jump cue!
Taught by Anna Hinze, many of the exercises can be done with young dogs or even puppies. As it takes some time to master the discrimination between left and right, it is one of the first things she teaches her puppy.
Scroll down to read more and see the course outline!
The skills you will learn in this course will give you and your dog a solid understanding of a verbal left and right jump cue works, and how to use them on course. By the end of the class, you and your dog should have a better understanding of left and right on a verbal cue. You'll learn:
Because Anna will be starting with foundation, you can start this course with young dogs or even puppies! It takes time to master the discrimination between left and right, so the earlier you start, the better! Your dog does not need to know how to jump to start this course!
However, all exercises that involve turning at high speed shouldn't be done before your dog is fully grown and his body is ready to cope with this type of activity.
Take a look at the syllabus for this course!
|Unit 2||Take Your First Spin|
|Unit 3||The 4 Scenarios|
|Unit 4||Quiz: 4 Scenarios|
|Unit 5||Turning Around Objects|
|Unit 6||Share Your Ideas: Circling Objects|
|Unit 7||Transferring To Wings|
|Unit 8||Spread Your Wings Out|
|Unit 9||Quiz: Module 1|
|Unit 10||Wrapping Up Module 1|
|Unit 1||Thoughts On Speed And Drive|
|Unit 2||Switching To A Toy|
|Unit 3||Double The Excitement|
|Unit 4||Placing The Reward|
|Unit 5||Distance And Speed|
|Unit 6||Quiz: Module 2|
|Unit 7||Wrapping Up Module 2|
|Unit 1||Toys or Treats?|
|Unit 2||Are You Paying Attention?|
|Unit 3||What's Your Angle?|
|Unit 4||Survey: Most Difficult Angle|
|Unit 5||Adding Handler Motion|
|Unit 6||Toy After Jump Trap|
|Unit 7||Traps After The Jump|
|Unit 8||Discrimination With Other Obstacles|
|Unit 9||Quiz: Module 3|
|Unit 10||Wrapping Up Module 3|
|Unit 1||Raising The Bar|
|Unit 2||Figure 8's|
|Unit 3||Sequencing With Jumps|
|Unit 4||Approaching With Speed|
|Unit 5||Avoiding Traps|
|Unit 6||Quiz: Module 4|
|Unit 7||Wrapping Up Module 4|