The is a perfect class for people who are just starting to compete or are thinking about competing soon. Everyone is welcome even if you do not want to compete.
This class runs for 2 weeks, 3 hours each week.
In this class students learn the following:
- How to accurately identify the dog’s path,
- Make informed decisions about which handling maneuvers to use when and where
Handling maneuvers such as front crosses, pulls, blind crosses, rear crosses, and serpentines will be defined and discussed. Standard course configurations such as 180’s, pinwheels, and serpentines will also be defined and discussed
Handlers will learn about how their motion, position, direction, and speed affect the dog’s path, and everyone will have the opportunity to learn how to properly use these skills on the course
Students will also be provided with valuable information on teaching obstacle independence. Obstacle independence is required if you want to move away from the dog while they are running
This class will meet on December 3 and December 17