In this class Amanda will be building on the foundations taught in the Intro to Distance class. Students will learn how to start adding distance to more difficult sequences and how the different handling cues will affect the dogs turns and speed at a distance. Students will be learning how to add distance to sequences such as Pinwheels, 180's, Serpentines, and Discriminations. Students will also be introduced to the difference between vertical distance and lateral distance, and we will work on teaching the dog to have confidence in both.
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Registration will begin at 9:00AM PDT.
Week 1 - Review of Base Cues and Cone work
Show me the Base Cues!
Distance drills with the four cone pattern
Week 2 - Advanced Distance drills using Hoops, Barrels and Cones
Adding to the cones!
Footwork for advanced sequences
Crosses and Cues!
Week 3 - Pinwheels, 180s, and Serpentines
Breakdown of crosses and cues for Pinwheels, 180s, and serpentine
How to cue these sequences from a distance
Week 4 - Discriminations
Using the cones to teach solid discriminations
How to fade the cone
Week 5 - Advanced Vertical and Lateral Distance
The difference between vertical and lateral distance
How to cue both
Exercises to increase lateral and vertical distance skills
Week 6 - Putting it all together! - Advanced drills with pinwheels, 180s, Serpentines, and Discriminations
Prerequisites and Equipment
Dog must be able to send a minimum of 5 feet to a cone, barrel, hoop, or jump.
Dog must have an understanding of Base Cues (or directionals) such as Out, Here, and Switch. (Or directionals that match those such as Left/Right, Turn and Away, etc, etc.)
5-6 Hoops (jumps can be used)
4-5 Road Cones
3-4 Barrels (Trash cans of mesh compost barrels can be used)
Tunnel (optional, exercises without a tunnel will be shown as well.)
Most exercises will be set in a 50x50 area
Brand New Course June 2016
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