[AU-020] MaxPup Special Edition: Handling Foundations Puppy Camp!

Spend the summer teaching your pup incredible handling foundations and skills, with a series of progressive, puppy-specific games! These fun games will teach wonderful foundations for all things handling-related that stimulate your puppy’s mind without overworking her growing body. Get your puppy ready for an amazing career by teaching phenomenal foundations!

You can also “Choose Your Adventure” to participate in a traditional online format, and you can also include LIVE group classes! Want more interaction and instant live feedback? Choose one of the LIVE options to supplement your learning! This class will give you an entire library of skills to take you through your pup’s entire handling foundation training!

You’ll be able to see how to get these started, how to build up these skills, and what the finished product looks like (and where to use it one course). Demo videos will include pups of all ages and sizes!

Join the MaxPup Special Edition to teach your puppy handling skills from the ground up! This class is perfect for puppies from 10 weeks old to one year old and features highly educational, low impact, super FUN games to get your pup off to a brilliant start.

You and your puppy will develop a great partnership while focusing on the following skills:

  • Getting connection as a team
  • Independent commitment skills
  • Acceleration on a line and driving ahead
  • Start line stays
  • Countermotion
  • Tight turns
  • Soft turns
  • How to read crosses
    • Front
    • Blind
    • Rear
    • Cue Combos
    • Tunnel Entries and Exits
  • Tunnel Discriminations
  • Handler focus versus Line focus
  • Serpentine lines
  • Threadles!
  • Backside foundations (slice and wrap!)
  • Get Out lines
  • Teaching verbals
  • Value building

Every game will feature two levels:

  • How to get started on the flat with your puppy
  • How to progress the game with jump wings and/or a tunnel

Additional Course Details

  • Faculty:
    • Tracy Sklenar
  • Dates:
    • Course starts on July 11, 2020.
      • Live Class Dates:
        • [SOLD OUT] Saturdays at 10am EST: July 11, July 18, August 1, August 8, Aug 22, Aug 29
        • [SOLD OUT] Tuesdays at 7:30pm EST: July 14, July 21, August 4, August 11, August 25, September 1
        • (Additional Live Sessions might be added if there is enough interest)
    • Registration closes on September 22, 2020.
    • Course material access never expires.
  • Level:
    • Open to All; Best suited for pups 10 weeks to one year old
  • Course Structure:
    • This unique “hybrid” course combines the traditional elements of Agility U’s online program with an option for LIVE participation and in-the-moment feedback! Choose Your Adventure allows you to pick your level of participation:
      • [SOLD OUT] Working PLUS (Working spot in the online class PLUS the live classes)
      • [SOLD OUT] Working Online (Working spot in the online class only, auditing the live classes)
      • Auditing (Auditing both the online and live classes)
    • ALL Participants will be able to audit any of the LIVE online classes as well as view the recordings of these sessions at any time.
    • The LIVE group class will be approximately 90 minutes long. There will be a weekday evening session and a Saturday morning session. Working PLUS participants will register for one of the sessions but can audit the other one! Working Online and Auditing participants are welcome to audit both LIVE group sessions.
    • Each game will feature a downloadable video explanation and demo as well as a written description.
  • Equipment needed (working participants only):
    • 1 jump upright (wingless), 2 jump wings (or cones or barrels), a jump bar, 1 tunnel (10 feet or longer) and tunnel bags. Pups will NOT be jumping.
  • Space required (working participants only):
    • All games can be played in small spaces. All you need is a small, clear space and good footing!
NOTE: Registration for both the Working PLUS: Tuesday Sessions and Working PLUS: Saturday Sessions have SOLD OUT! Auditing and Working Online spots are still available!

Course Information

Estimated Time: 6 working weeks spread out over 9 weeks

Difficulty: Open to All

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Course Instructor

Tracy Sklenar Tracy Sklenar Instructor
  • Enrollment in this course closed on 09/23/2020.

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