[AU-052] The Handler’s Toolbox: Independent Jumping Skills For Wraps and Slices (Front Side AND Back Side Of The Jump!)

The Handler’s Toolbox Series is designed to add tools that you will find very useful on course, using quick, easy-to-learn, small space games! This installment focuses on the specific skills required for powerful, independent jumping on those challenging wraps and slices – on both the front AND backside of jumps!

Wrap jumping and slice jumping require a LOT of skills! This class will help teach your dogs how to execute these skills brilliantly, while helping to get rid of the common errors such as hitting the bar, hitting the wing, wide turns, etc.

A live webinar on October 11th will get things started by introducing the concepts and games, while allowing for discussion and Q&A. This webinar will be recorded, so you can join us live and/or watch at any time. The class begins with the critical foundation flatwork skills and work up to full height jumping as well as proofing games. All 15 of the games and skills will be released at the beginning of the class period, allowing each team to work through the games at their own pace over the course of the 6 week active class period.

Additional Course Details

  • Faculty:
    • Tracy Sklenar
  • Dates:
    • Course originally ran live starting on on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 7:30pm Eastern (live Webinar followed by release of all class materials).
    • Independent Study Registration starts on September 9, 2021 and is open-ended
    • Course material access never expires.
  • Level:
    • Open to All
  • Course Structure:
    • We begin with a Live Online Webinar on Tuesday, October 11th to introduce the curriculum with demos and discussion. All 15 of the class games and skills will be released after the webinar, and then we move to the traditional online format where working participants can post their training videos for feedback. Auditors are welcome to ask questions in both the webinar and the class forum! You will get:
      • Discussion and demos of the progressions, plus Q&A during the live webinar
      • Downloadable video demos and explanations for each training skill
      • Downloadable written instructions for each training skill
      • Six weeks for working participants to post videos for feedback
      • Six weeks for auditing participants to ask questions and discuss their training
      • Lifetime access to the recording of the webinar
      • Lifetime access to all materials and the class forum
  • Equipment needed (working participants only):
    • 3 wing jumps
  • Space required (working participants only):
    • A minimum of 30×30 feet is required, and good footing

Course Information

Estimated Time: Independent Study: Lifetime Access

Difficulty: Open to All

Course Instructor

Tracy Sklenar Tracy Sklenar Instructor