[AU-062] MaxPup 1 Performance Puppy Foundations: Supersized Edition!

Spend the winter teaching your pup incredible handling foundation skills, teamwork games and body awareness skills, with a series of progressive, puppy-specific games! You’ll get more than 50 fun games that will teach wonderful foundations for all things agility-related (and flyball too!) that will stimulate your puppy’s mind without overworking her growing body. Get your puppy ready for an amazing career by teaching phenomenal foundations!

WORKING SPOTS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO 5 PUPPIES IN THE LIVE CLASS (Forum Working Spots and Auditing are still unlimited) Registration opens on Thursday, September 21st at Noon Eastern.

This Supersized Edition of MaxPup is one of our awesome hybrid classes: it is a traditional online class and has the option of participating in LIVE online classes too!

Want the flexibility of training on your own schedule and posting whenever you want? The online classroom is perfect!

Want more interaction and instant live feedback? Choose the LIVE option to supplement your learning! All live classes can be done indoors and at home! All you need is a good internet connection. All MaxPup participants are welcome to audit the live sessions, and the sessions will be recorded and posted!

Added Training Tracks:
RESILIENCE FOUNDATION GAMES to help your puppy be relaxed, confident, and engaged in ANY environment as well as FLYBALL FOUNDATION GAMES to build new skills that are great for both agility and flyball!

This class will give you an entire library of skills to take you through your pup’s entire foundation training!

These 50 games will show you how to get these started, how to build up these skills, and what the finished product looks like. Demo videos will include pups of all ages and sizes!

Join the MaxPup Performance Puppy Foundations: Supersized Edition to teach your puppy amazing foundation skills from the ground up! This class is perfect for puppies from 10 weeks old to one year old and features highly educational, low impact, super FUN games to get your pup off to a brilliant start.

You and your puppy will develop a great partnership while focusing on the following skills:

  • Getting connection as a team
  • Body Awareness Skills
  • Teamwork and Engagement Games
  • Independent commitment skills
  • Acceleration on a line and driving ahead
  • Start line stays
  • Countermotion
  • Tight turns
  • Soft turns
  • How to read crosses
    • Front
    • Blind
    • Rear
    • Cue Combos
  • Tunnel Entries and Exits
  • Tunnel Discriminations
  • Handler focus versus Line focus
  • Serpentine lines
  • Threadles!
  • Backside foundations (slice and wrap!)
  • Get Out lines
  • Teaching verbals
  • Value building

Every game will feature two levels:

  • How to get started on the flat with your puppy
  • How to progress the game through the next steps (including adding jump wings and/or a tunnel)

Additional Course Details

  • Faculty:
    • Tracy Sklenar
  • Dates:
    • Course starts on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 (online and live).

    • End Date: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024
    • Registration opens on Thursday, September 21st at Noon Eastern
    • Registration closes on December 1, 2023.
    • Course material access never expires.
  • Live Class Dates:
    • Tuesdays at 7pm Eastern (limited to 5 puppies): November 7, November 21, November 28, December 12, December 26, January 9, January 23
  • Level:
    • Open to All. Best suited for pups 10 weeks to one year old.
  • 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! Choose Your Adventure allows you to pick your level of participation:
      • SOLD OUT: Working PLUS (Working Spot in the online class forum PLUS Working Spot in the live Zoom classes)
      • SOLD OUT: Auditing PLUS (Auditing Spot in the online class forum PLUS Working Spot in the live Zoom classes)
      • Working Online (Working spot in the online class forum only, auditing the live Zoom classes)
      • Auditing (Auditing both the online class forum and live Zoom classes)
    • ALL Participants will be able to audit any of the LIVE online classes as well as view the recordings of these sessions at any time.
    • The LIVE group class will be approximately 90 – 120 minutes long.
    • Each game will feature a downloadable video explanation and demo as well as a written description.
  • Equipment needed (working participants only):
    • various household items for body awareness games. 1 jump upright (wingless), 2 jump wings (or cones or barrels), a jump bar, 1 tunnel (10 feet or longer) and tunnel bags. Pups will NOT be jumping.
  • Space required (working participants only):
    • All games can be played in small spaces, indoors, at home! All you need is a small, clear space and good footing!

Registration opens on Thursday, September 21st at Noon Eastern

Course Information

Estimated Time: 9 working weeks spread out over 12 weeks (7 live classes)

Difficulty: Open to All

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Course Instructor

Tracy Sklenar Tracy Sklenar Instructor
  • Enrollment in this course closed on 12/01/2023.

Let’s Get Started: User Guides And Class Overview!


Week 1 Games Package (Posted on November 7th after the live class)

Week 2 Games Package (Posted November 14th)

Week 3 Games Package (Posted on November 21st after the Live Class)

Week 4 Games Package (Posted on November 28th after the Live Class)

Week 5 Games Package (Posted on December 5)

Week 6 Games Package (Posted December 12th after the Live Class)

Week 7 Games Package (Posted December 19)

Week 8 Games Package (Posted December 26th after the Live Class)

Week 9 Games Package (Posted January 2)

Week 10 Games Package (Posted January 9 after the Live Class)

Week 11 Games Package (Posted January 16th)

Week 12 Games Package (Posted January 23rd after the Live Class)