[AU-047] MaxPup 3 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!

This class also offers our Hybrid feature – LIVE SEMINARS!

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!)

Live Seminar Dates, Times, Topics 

Check out the LIVE options! You can add a working spot in any/all of the live options to your registration – this is open to auditors and working participants! We will add more dates/times if needed. Weeknight options are available too!

Click here to request registration for any or all of them: https://forms.gle/a5xH47sUxe3Lh1V66 

  • Saturday, June 25th: 

Concept Transfers: Young Dog Handling! (3 jumps and a tunnel)

10am – 2pm Eastern


  • Saturday, July 9th: 

Wingin’ It! Complex Handling Sequences Using Wings And A Tunnel

10am – 2pm Eastern


  • Weds/Thurs, Aug 3 & 4 (this seminar is spread out over 2 nights)

Concept Transfers: Young Dog Handling! (3 jumps and a tunnel)

7-9pm  Eastern

Additional Live Sessions might be added if there is enough interest.

Additional Course Details

  • Faculty:
    • Tracy Sklenar
  • Dates:
    • Course starts on June 18, 2022.
    • Registration closes on August 5, 2022.
    • Course material access never expires.
  • Level:
    • Open to All. Best suited for pups 10 months and over.
  • 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.
      • Auditing: Auditors see everything and can participate with questions and discussions including the LIVE seminars!)
      • 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! Click HERE to request registration or use this link https://forms.gle/a5xH47sUxe3Lh1V66
    • 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 🙂
  • Type of participation:
    • Classroom Only Working: This level includes a working spot in the regular online classroom and auditing the LIVE online seminars (Click HERE to request registration for a working spot in the live seminars, or use this link: https://forms.gle/a5xH47sUxe3Lh1V66 ). You will be able to post videos of your training in the online classroom for feedback and training suggestions, ask questions, participate in discussions and chat, as well as audit the LIVE online session(s) and view the recording of the live classes.
    • Auditing: 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/a5xH47sUxe3Lh1V66 ).
  • Tuition:
    • Classroom Only Working: $175
    • Auditing: $95
    • Live Seminars: $55 for one, $100 for two, $150 for all three! Click HERE to request registration or use this link: https://forms.gle/a5xH47sUxe3Lh1V66

Course Information

Estimated Time: 8 weeks of content, with a break week in the middle and extra time at the end.

Difficulty: Open to All

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Course Instructor

Tracy Sklenar Tracy Sklenar Instructor
  • Enrollment in this course closed on 8/6/2022.

Welcome  To Class!

Week 1 Games Package

Week 2 Games Package (Live Seminar 1): Concept Transfers Saturday, June 25th

Week 3 Games Package

Week 4 Games Package (Live Seminar 2): Wingin’ It! (July 9th)

Week 5 Break Week Fun!

Week 6 Games Package

Week 7 Games Package

Week 8 Games Package (Live Seminar 3)

Week 9 Games Package