Instructor: Hannah Branigan
This is the class where we put it all together: we'll use the foundation behaviors and concepts from previous classes to build finished ring exercises and get them ready for prime time! This class will cover the following skills:
- Final chaining behaviors to form finished exercises
- Adding formality and polish to the exercises
- Sequencing exercises for ring performance
- Delaying reinforcement to the end of the chain
- Proofing for robust performance behaviors
- Troubleshooting common problems
This class is a bit different from some of our other offerings. Instead of receiving weekly lessons, we'll give you the instructions for getting started on all of the exercises from the beginning. You can choose to work on all of the skills, or just pick which ones you are most interested in. This class can be repeated as many times as necessary until you feel that you have mastered the skills to your satisfaction.
Because this class focuses on specific skills, we recommend taking this class along with the basic "Building Relationship Through Play" class to be sure your dog develops a love for the game of competition.
Next session starts October 1, 2015
Registration starts Septmber 22, 11am PST
Registration ends October 15, 9am PST
Enrollment limits: Gold: 15 students, Silver: 25 students, Bronze: unlimited. If you are interested in bronze level, you can sign up any time during the registration period.
For answers to commonly asked questions see our FAQ page.
Prerequisites and Equipment
The exercises we cover in this class will depend very much on having solid foundation skills already on board. Taking Skillbuilding 1, 2, and 3 at any level is required for gold and silver participants. Bronze students have no "required" prerequisites, but should understand that the class will assume knowledge of the earlier skill levels.