The most important class! This is where puppies and dogs just starting out learn the basics for everything they will do later. Relationship building, learning to play and learn, obstacle commitment, focus exercises, following the handling. Many struggles later on can be addressed by revisiting foundations exercises.
Open to puppies/dogs who have completed at least 1 foundation class. Pups will continue with their handling foundation training and begin their contacts and weave pole foundation training. This class may be repeated.
This class will focus on 1-2 different basic handling techniques each week as well as separate exercises for contacts and weave pole training. Each exercise will be modified to fit the individual team
OneMind Dogs Handling Techniques 1
Handling Techniques 1 is for teams of all levels to learn about the eight most common OneMind Dogs handling techniques: Front Cross, Rear Cross, Blind Cross, False Turn, Backside Send, Reverse Spin, Whisky Cross, and Lateral Push. This class is beneficial for all teams, regardless of their experience level or ultimate goal in agility, as these eight techniques are commonly used on agility courses of all levels. The training is individualized for each student so teams at every level are appropriately challenged. For each technique, there is an explanation and discussion, 'human dog' training, real dog training, virtual dog training, and coursework training.
COMMON HANDLING TECHNIQUES
This class will teach you how to execute common handling techniques that are frequently needed on course. Some obstacle commitment exercises may be implemented. Jumps and tunnels will be used.
NOVICE / ADVANCED
For dogs/handlers who are still fine tuning their common handling techniques and starting to learn some advanced techniques. Short coursework with all obstacles will be used.
ADVANCED HANDLING TECHNIQUES
Short sequences using common and advanced techniques in short sequences. Students should have the basic understanding of techniques. Jumps and tunnels will be used. Contacts and weaves may also be used.
Handling with independence at a distance is not just for Gamblers. Give your dog the confidence with good obstacle commitment skills to move away from you on course. Slower handlers, velcro dogs, dogs that keep looking back or pulling off obstacles are most welcome.
TECHNIQUES IN SEQUENCE
Common and advanced techniques in sequences of up to 10 obstacles. This is an ongoing class with a specific handling technique each week.
Masters level courses will be set, discussed and run. Dogs should be proficient on all obstacles, as well as handlers familiar with all techniques.