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Training to Trial - A Successful Transition - Working

Does your dog work well at home and in your training building, but seem to struggle at trials?  Do you have a "different" dog when trialing than when training?   Your dog knows the exercises, but is not consistently performing them in the ring.   This course provides you with critical skills that will improve confidence and consistency in the ring for both you and your dog.  The information in this course is relevant to all competitors, from Novice A to OTCH teams. 

The course covers:

Video Analysis of Your Ring Performance:  In-depth analysis that will determine your strengths and weaknesses as a team AND, more importantly, provide you with tools to improve your ring performance.

Handler Preparation:  Solid preparation decreases stress and nerves and allows you to focus fully on your dog and ring performance.

Winning Warm-up:  Make sure you are giving your dog the best possible warm-up.  A well executed warm-up can make or break your ring performance.

Body Awareness:  Are you sure you are absolutely the same in training as in the ring?  Most people are not and aren't even aware of it!   This wall cause your dog to be nervous and unsure when in the ring.

Transition, Transitions, Transitions:  Transitions are often overlooked in training.  However, they are absolutely critical to a good performance and should be taught as thoroughly as the actual exercises.

Powerful PreCues:  These cues clearly communicate which exercise is next and put your dog in an active state of mind.  The dog knows what is coming, is confident and ready to nail the exercise.

Chaining for Mental Endurance:  Your dog needs to link multiple exercises together successfully without a reward (food or toy) or feedback during the exercises.

TO GET THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT OUT OF THIS COURSE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUBMIT A VIDEO OF YOUR DOG AT A TRIAL, AS WELL AS WHEN TRAINING.

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Table of Contents

Lessons
Week 1 - Handler Preparation
video
Week 2 - Warm-up For Success
video
Week 3 - Handling for Success
video
Week 4 - Powerful Precues
video
Week 5 - Transitions, Transitions, Transitions!
video
Week 6 - Chaining for Mental Endurance
video

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the course?

Working Spot: $150.00 Auditing Spot: $95.00

What does a Working Spot include?

A Working Spot includes In-depth video analysis that will determine your strengths and weaknesses as a team AND, more importantly, provide you with tools to improve your ring performance. Access to all lecture and video materials, the ability to post questions and videos, answers to all questions and feedback on the videos, and feedback on both written and video assignments. You will have access to videos for a total of four months. You MUST be able to upload videos to Youtube in order to submit video for review!!! Please make sure you have this capability before signing up for a Working Spot.

What does an Auditing Spot include?

An auditing spot includes access to all lecture and video materials. You will not be submitting video or homework for feedback. You will not have access to videos, comments, discussions submitted by working participants. You will be able to email questions. You will have access to the videos for a total of four months.

What equipment do I need?

A video camera (or your phone if it can record video). Ability to load video to Youtube. If you don't know how, Youtube offers a tutorial. It's really pretty simple, give it a try! You must be able to record training sessions as well as trial runs. Recording your runs at a trial is an invaluable tool!!! If you don't have anyone to record you, ask around. Many people are more than happy to do it! I record ALL of my runs because the information is incredibly helpful. TO GET THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT OUT OF THIS COURSE WORKING TEAMS MUST BE ABLE TO SUBMIT A VIDEO OF YOUR DOG AT A TRIAL, AS WELL AS TRAINING VIDEOS.

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