[AU-042] Transition To Trials: Verbals On The Run!

Let’s help your dog understand how to respond to verbal cues when both of you are moving fast and running hard! This hybrid class provides an amazing training opportunity!

You’ve taught your dog a variety of verbal cues to indicate turns and lines… but when things get exciting and you are running hard, he doesn’t seem to understand or respond. Perhaps you want to improve independence and commitment, or better understanding at a distance? These fun games will build your dog’s understanding by training clear criteria, and helping the dog learn to process verbal cues independently of your motion or position!

And the best part is that all you need are 2 jumps and a wing to help you teach these great turn skills! This is a perfect ‘small space’ class to help you transition your skills to the trial ring in a big way.

This class features a series of multi-level games, covering the following skills:

  • Wraps
  • “Soft” turns
  • Go Lines And Extensions
  • Serpentines
  • Backsides Slices And Wraps
  • Threadle Slices And Wraps

You will also have the opportunity to participate in our four Training Night Chats!

  • Monday, February 7 at 7pm Eastern: I will introduce the first set of games and answer questions to help get you started.
  • Tuesday, February 15 at 7pm Eastern: This Training Night Chat will provide follow up – you can have your questions answered live, and you can also play a video clip of your training for discussion and feedback!
  • Monday, February 21 at 7pm Eastern: This Training Night Chat will introduce the second set of games and answer any questions about the previous games or the new ones. You can also play a video clip of your training for discussion and feedback!
  • Monday, February 28 at 7pm Eastern: This wrap up Training Night Chat will allow you to ask any questions, plan your future training, and you can also play a video clip of your training for discussion and feedback!

Can’t make it to the Training Night Chats? No problem! They will all be recorded for you to view at any time.


Additional Course Details

  • Faculty:
    • Tracy Sklenar
  • Dates:
    • Course starts on February 7, 2022.
      • Live Training Night Chat Dates:
        • Mondays at 7pm Eastern: February 7, February 21, March 1.
        • Tuesday at 7pm Eastern: February 15.
    • Registration closes on February 21, 2022.
    • Course material access never expires.
  • Level:
    • Working spots are best suited for dogs 1 year and over.
  • 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! You can choose your level of participation in the online classroom – and everyone is welcome to participate in the Training Night Chats!
    • Each game will feature a downloadable video explanation and demo as well as a written description.
  • Equipment needed (working participants only):
    • 2 jumps and 1 wing.
  • Space required (working participants only):
    • All games can be played in small 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: 5 weeks

Difficulty: Intermediate

Course Instructor

Tracy Sklenar Tracy Sklenar Instructor

Auditing Spot

$95.00

This level includes auditing participation in the online classroom as well as participation in the Training Night Chats! You will be able to access all training games, videos, discussions and demos, ask questions, participate in discussions and chat, access recordings of the Training Night Chats, as well as participate in the Training Night Chats!

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