[AU-012] Teeter Transformed: Conquering the Seesaw with Small Dogs

Small dog, big teeter? No problem! Join Bobbie to build confidence and understanding for a reliable and enthusiastic teeter performance.

This course is designed for those teams who are at the beginning stages of training the teeter or are in need of retraining. The focus is on small dogs, but these techniques can be used for any dog, especially those whose teeter criteria is driving across the board to the end with all four feet in the yellow.

There are many components to training the teeter, including motion, noise, height, tipping point, and end behavior. The dog will often exhibit worry or fear when it comes to the teeter, often leading to avoidance, creeping, or fly-offs. Learning the teeter is a ‘building-block’ process that has to happen at the dog’s pace.

In this course, we are going to break down each component using various games that can also be customized to the individual’s dog’s needs. Some of the games are familiar games tweaked for small dogs, while others are games I created or added along the way that are specific to having a small dog. We will also be playing various impulse control games to help build independence and understanding of complete teeter behavior.

Additional Course Details

  • Faculty:
    • Bobbie Bhambree
  • Dates:
    • Course starts on Monday, February 24, 2020.
    • Registration closes on Monday, March 9, 2020.
    • Course material access never expires.
  • Level:
    • Open to All
  • Course Structure:
    • Individualized problem analysis
    • Video analysis
    • Individualized problem-solving plan to be progressively implemented over the course of the 6-week session
    • General games and training skills needed for all performance dogs
    • Discussions and Q&A (workers and auditors) based on needs of working and auditing students
    • Demo videos
    • Training Articles and handouts
    • Access to faculty office hours
  • Equipment needed (working participants only):
    • Teeter, 12-foot plank, Mini-Teeter, Wobble board, 4-foot plank
  • Space required (working participants only):
    • TBD, based on the needs of class members.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 6 weeks with the middle week as a ‘break’ week

Difficulty: Open to All

Course Instructor

Bobbie Bhambree Bobbie Bhambree Instructor
  • Enrollment in this course closed on 03/10/2020.