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AG123: Can You Handle It? Beginner Sequences

Instructor: Loretta Mueller

Course Details

You have the basics of handling from AG 110- now it's time to really play the game - with your first sequences!  These sequences are designed to take your skills and apply them with speed, accuracy and confidence. This class is just as well suited as a refresher for an advanced dog as well as a beginner!

We will be working on short sequences that involve the following handling options:

Sends

Front Crosses

Blind Crosses

Rear Crosses

180's

270's

Serpentines

Threadles

There will also be a course options discussion each week, to help you really think about your options on course. 

Registration

Next session starts: June 1, 2017
Registration starts: May 22, 2017
Registration ends: June 15, 2017

Registration begins at 9:00 AM PDT.

Enrollment limits: 12 gold, 15 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze level, you can sign up any time during the registration period.

Syllabus

Each week we will work on two things from AG 110. So for example: Week 1 we could use a Front Cross and a 180. Week 2 could be a serpentine and a rear cross. In short sequences. Ideal space is 40 x 40 for the sequences. More space is always good.

ADVANCED OPTION: For those teams who are more experience, or who want more of a challenge (and can set up entire courses) there will be a Course Analysis each week. If you wish to set up this full course (and your dog is READY--ask me if you do not know please!) you can include that in your 6 minutes of video if you wish. 

Week 1: What is connection? How do we achieve it? What happens when there is a disconnect? Starting Sequences.

Novice Course Analysis #1

Week 2: The Anatomy of a Turn: How to have that perfect timing

Novice Course Analysis #2

Week 3: Lead Outs-expanding your calls to heel and side.

Novice Course Analysis #3

Week 4: Finding Lines: Teaching the dog to find a line of jumps so you can get ahead.

Novice Course Analysis #4

Week 5: Changing Lines: What if the path leads to an off course obstacle? Reading decel.

Novice Course Analysis #5

Week 6: GO! Getting out of there! How to maximize your sends in sequencing. Fun and fast!

Novice Course #6

Prerequisites and Equipment

AG 110 or with permission of instructor

Equipment needed:

  • 3 jumps 
  • a 15 foot tunnel OR something to send your dog around (single jump upright, a cone, bucket, tree!)
  • 40 x 40 space or access to a training facility.