[AU-032] 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 limited space or bad 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 add more to your training by registering for one or more of the LIVE handling seminars to augment the traditional online format. 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 for the descriptions of the LIVE seminar add-ons, or click HERE for the registration request form.

Continue to expand your pup’s knowledge of handling skills, and get going 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 July 2, 2021.
    • Registration closes on August 7, 2021.
    • Course material access never expires.
  • Live Seminar Dates, Times, Topics:
    • Click here to request registration for any or all of them: https://forms.gle/A3gZeApnMmDi4EyX7
      • Saturday, July 3rd:
        Concept Transfers: Young Dog Handling! (3 jumps and a tunnel)
        10am – 2pm Eastern
      • Saturday, July 10th:
        Wingin’ It! Complex Handling Sequences Using Wings And Tunnels
        10am – 2pm Eastern
      • Saturday, August 7th:
        Concept Transfers: Young Dog Handling! (3 jumps and a tunnel)
        10am – 2pm Eastern
    • Additional Live Sessions might be added if there is enough interest.
  • 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 and 2021 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. Classroom working participants are also able to audit the LIVE seminars. Working spots are only available for pups who participated in the previous 2020 and 2021 MaxPup classes)
      • Auditing
        • (Auditors see everything and can participate with questions and discussions including the LIVE seminars!)
      • Choose-A-Seminar
    • 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. 40×40 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: Puppy

Course Instructor

Tracy Sklenar Tracy Sklenar Instructor

Auditing Spot


This level includes access to ALL of the LIVE and online classroom features, as well as participation in discussions and chat in both the regular online class forums and during the LIVE online class sessions.   (Click HERE to request registration for a working spot in the live seminars, or use this link: https://forms.gle/h1zjWiYnynaVu78w7).

Welcome To Class! 

Week 1 Games Package

Live Seminar 1: Concept Transfers (Saturday, July 3)

Week 2 Games Package

Live Seminar 2: Wingin’ It! (July 10)

Week 3 Break Week Fun!

Week 4 Games Package

Week 5 Games Package