[AU-022] Crazy Commitment 3: Connection Drives Commitment!

WHERE you look and HOW you look at your dog can make a world of difference for your dog’s commitment skills. In this class, you will learn the most up-to-date techniques focusing on how to use connection to improve commitment, get rid of refusals, tighten up turns, build more speed, get to amazing positions on course, improve your teamwork and more!

Learn how to use the 5 CONNECTIONS to drive your dog’s commitment on course! We will be looking at how to apply these simple techniques to lines, crosses, turns, sends and more! We will also be problem solving for the individual teams, so you can figure out what works best for YOUR dog. Learn how to identify the critical connection points, which techniques work best and where, plan your connections, and execute every time to maximize your dog’s crazy commitment skills!

This class is best suited for dogs that have worked through the Learn Your Dog CAMP and/or Crazy Commitment classes. Games/sequences can be “tweaked” to work for young dogs (10 months and older) who are finishing the MaxPup classes as well.

Learn how to effectively use the 5 CONNECTIONS to streamline how you communicate with your dog and bring out your dog’s best commitment on course! This fits perfectly into any handling system and is tailored to the needs of each individual dog and handler team. Choose your training adventure during these crazy times: You can work your pup online, or add LIVE options as well!

This class features:

  • Live seminar-style training opportunities for in-the-moment feedback!
  • ‘Traditional’ online working spot and auditing opportunities
  • Downloadable written instructions for each game and sequence
  • Video explanations
  • Video demos

Additional Course Details

  • Faculty:
    • Tracy Sklenar
  • Dates:
    • Online Class: Saturday, October 3, 2020 (lifetime access)
    • [SOLD OUT] Live Online Seminar 1: Sunday, October 4: Get Connected
      • 10:00am EST to 2pm EST
      • This seminar focuses on building the different types of connection to help you expand your dog’s commitment skills, using short, fun sequences! These will be different from the drills and sequences found in the online assignments.
    • [SOLD OUT] Live Online Seminar 2: Sunday, November 8: Advanced Challenges
      • 10:00am EST to 2pm EST
      • This seminar focuses on advanced connection and commitment challenges to take your teamwork to the next level! We will be applying the skills you worked on during the class and putting it all together using more elaborate, longer sequences. These will be different from the drills and sequences found in the online assignments.
    • Registration closes on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
    • Course material access never expires.
  • Course Length:
    • 5 weeks which includes 4 weeks of work and one week of “break” in the middle and 2 extra weeks afterwards to finish the training
  • Level:
    • Open to All
  • Course Structure:
    • In the traditional online format, you’ll get:
      • Progressive sequences that apply the techniques to course work.
      • Video demos of each sequence, game or skills drill.
      • Individualized feedback and questions answered in the class forum.
      • Discussions with other students in the class forum.
    • In the LIVE Online Seminars, you’ll get:
      • Tech support to help make participation easy!
      • Sequences to run LIVE for in-the-moment feedback, to either teach or expand on the techniques learned in class (these will be different from the sequences in the traditional online format)
      • Individualized feedback and questions answered
      • Opportunities to improve and have do-overs in the live format
      • Recording of the live seminar for review
  • Equipment needed (working participants only):
    • 3 Jumps, 1 Tunnel
  • Space required (working participants only):
    • 50×50 area

Course Information

Estimated Time: 5 weeks

Difficulty: Open to All

Course Instructor

Tracy Sklenar Tracy Sklenar Instructor
  • Enrollment in this course closed on 11/09/2020.

Let’s Get Started! User Guides And Tech Guides

Week 1 Games Package!

LIVE Seminar Recordings And Games (October 4)

Week 2 Games Package!

Week 3 Games Package!

Week 4 Games Package!

Week 5: Sequences And Live Seminar

LIVE Seminar Recording And Games (November 8)