[AU-024] MaxPup Agility Foundations: Putting It Together!

Continue to give your pup the best start in agility with amazing foundations! In this 3rd installment of the MaxPup series, we will focus on building handling and teamwork skills, as well as adding contact training games! Worried about winter weather? No problem! Each handling and contact game will have a “full” format to play in larger spaces, as well as adaptations for playing in small spaces or at home! This class will give you an entire library of skills to help prepare for an amazing agility future.

All of these will be presented as fun games 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 augment the traditional online format: LIVE seminars addressing each of our categories! Want more interaction and instant live feedback? Choose which one(s) you want to play LIVE and get instant feedback! Or join us as auditor (included in all of the participation levels).

Scroll down on this page to register for the Classroom Only options or for ALL of the LIVE sessions! Want to choose one or two of the LIVE sessions to augment your online spot? Head to THIS page!

Continue to expand your pup’s knowledge of handling skills, and get in gear with contact training! We will address a variety of contact training methods to get you on the road to amazing contacts. This class continues the fun we started in the first 2 MaxPup classes.

We will be focusing on building skills in 4 categories:

  • Wingin’ It! Complex handling sequences to build your skills, using just wings and tunnels!
  • Concept Transfers Taking your pup’s handling skills and installing them into sequences (low jumps and a tunnel)
  • Teeter Games A variety of games to build confidence and understanding of All.Things.Teeter!
  • Contact Foundations Flatwork games and board games to pump up your pup’s foundation for contacts (stopped and running – there will be games for each!)

Additional Course Details

  • Faculty:
    • Tracy Sklenar
  • Dates:
    • Course starts on Friday, December 11, 2020.
    • Registration closes on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
    • Course material access never expires.
    • Live Seminar Dates, Times, Topics: 
      • Saturday, December 12:
        • Concept Transfers: Young Dog Handling! (3 jumps and a tunnel)
        • 10am – 2pm Eastern
      • Sunday, December 20:
        • Wingin’ It! Complex Handling Sequences Using Wings And Tunnels
        • 10am – 2pm Eastern
      • Saturday, Jan 16:
        • Concept Transfers: Young Dog Handling! (3 jumps and a tunnel)
        • 10am – 2pm Eastern
  • Level:
    • Open to All
    • Best suited for pups 9 months and over.
    • Prerequisite: Working spots in the LIVE classes are only available for pups who participated in the 2020 MaxPup Classes and are registered in this course as well.
  • Course Structure:
    • This unique “hybrid” course combines the traditional elements of Agility U’s online program with an option for LIVE seminar and in-the-moment feedback! Choose your adventure and pick how you’d like to participate:
      • Classroom Only Working (“Traditional” working spot in the online class where you can post your work in the class Forum. Working spots are only available for pups who participated in the previous 2020 MaxPup classes)
      • Auditing (Auditors see everything and can participate with questions and discussions!)
      • Choose-A-Seminar (Registered for a working or Auditing spot? You can also add a working spot in 1, 2, or all 3 LIVE seminars!)
    • ALL Participants will be able to audit any of the LIVE seminars as well as view the recordings of these sessions at any time.
    • Each game will feature a downloadable video explanation and demo as well as a written description.
  • Equipment needed:
    • (Classroom Only Working and LIVE seminar participants only): 3 jumps, 3 jumps bars or bumps (ideally wing jumps but can be wingless jumps), 1 tunnel (10 feet or longer), lots of tunnel bags, contact training mat, access to a teeter or wobble board, travel plank, occasional access to a long plank
  • Space required (working participants only):
    • All games can be played in small spaces. 30×30 is ideal for the sequences and other games can fit into smaller spaces. All you need is a small, clear space and good footing! We can tweak any and all of the games to fit your space 🙂

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 12/31/2020.

Welcome To Class!

Week 1 Games Package

Live Seminar 1: Concept Transfers

Week 2 Games Package

Live Seminar 2: Wingin’ It!

Week 3 Break Week Fun!

Week 4 Games Package

Week 5 Games Package

Week 6: LIVE Seminar 3!

Week 7 Games Package

Week 8 Games Package

Week 9 Games Package