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TR203: Tracking Skill building

Instructor: Lucy Newton

Class Description

This class will be a continuation of TR102. We will be focusing primarily on building upon the skills introduced in TR101 and 102 - increasing spacing of targets/articles, more fully developing turns and working through small changes of cover. Because the dogs have progressed through TR101 and 102 at different rates the homework for this class will be assigned more on an individual basis rather than with each lecture. The class will be less lecture focused with the exception of reminder lectures with information from the foundation classes that may apply to what we are doing in the class. We will also discuss specific problem solving issues as needed. Pre-requisite for the gold spots in this class is that the dog should have completed TR102 (at any level); some dogs who have only completed TR101 may be allow to participate (please contact Lucy to determine if you dog is suited for this level class).

Registration

Next session starts: April 1, 2017
Registration starts: March 22, 2017
Registration ends: April 15, 2017

Registration begins at 12:00noon PDT.

Enrollment limits: 12 gold, 25 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze level spot, you can sign up any time during the registration period.

Syllabus

This class will be a continuation of TR102 and build upon the skills developed in that class. These include increasing spacing between targets and/or articles, developing 90-degree turns and increasing track distance.

Prerequisites and Equipment

Pre-requisite for the gold spots in this class is that the dog should have completed TR102 (at any level); some dogs who have only completed TR101 may be allow to participate (please contact Lucy to determine if you dog is suited for this level class).

No additional equipment beyond the equipment needed for TR101 and 102 will be needed.

Course Testimonials

A SAMPLING OF WHAT PRIOR STUDENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS COURSE .......

When I signed up for online tracking I was not at all sure how the course work would play out. I was not sure that I could learn by this modality either. What an incredible and pleasant surprise! Lucy Newton has come up with a unique approach to teaching tracking and to internet learning of the sport. My training and handling skill increased more in weeks than it has in years. My dogs gained the foundation in tracking work that I have longed for! I will be back for more!


My dog and I participated at Gold in Lucy's TR101, TR102, and TR203 courses. We were complete novices to the sport and this was our first exposure. Through Lucy's guidance we not only progressed but began to excel at tracking; even to the point of attracting the attention of seasoned competitors. Lucy provided realistic goals for each course and then followed-up with the detailed, personalized feedback necessary to achieve those goals. After less than 6 months of work, I have a certified tracking dog who is motivated and absolutely LOVES to track! My contribution: carry the food, hold on, don't think, and try not to trip. We owe Lucy so much for the joy, clarity and confidence she instilled in us as we ventured into a new sport. Kelsey M        


I am very grateful that Lucy took the plunge and figured out how to teach tracking online. With no local tracking, without these classes I would not have been able to learn this sport that my dogs love so much! The method is so logical and clear; from the beginning I was able to just see and understand how it worked from the lectures, and then to have Lucy's feedback to help train both my dog and myself was perfect. I have learned so much! Thanks. Liz L             


I found Lucy's instructions very clear and her critique very helpful. I also appreciate being able to see other class members' videos and read Lucy's critiques. I've gained a lot of useful information.