Instructor: Heather Lawson
This class continues on with the foundations begun in TEAM 1! This class is designed to cover all the exercises in the TEAM Level 2. The TEAM program systematically lays out the building blocks for developing solid skills/behaviours your dog can perform in a variety of ways, in a variety of circumstances or sports.
The skill areas assessed in the TEAM course include but are not limited to; Engagement & Focus To Work, Heeling, Fronts & Finishes, Distance Work, Targeting, Jumping, Scent Work (Articles) and Impulse Control. The exercises are broken down into progressive steps to accommodate all levels! Introducing the core basics right from the start helps to make sure that the journey of obedience remains fun for both your dog and you, the handler!
Whether you are new to competitive obedience training or you have discovered a need to revisit skills with advanced dogs, this course will help you prepare to title by video under the TEAM banner or alternatively, simply give you an excellent set of foundation skills for any dog sport or competition venues such as AKC, CKC or FCI obedience, Rally or even Freestyle.
For more information on the TEAM titling program, please visit Fenzi Team Titles Website
Next session starts: April 1, 2019Registration starts: March 22, 2019Registration ends: April 15, 2019
Registration will begin at 11:30 AM Pacific Time.
For answers to commonly asked questions see our FAQ page.
Enrollment limits: Gold: 12 students, Silver: 25 students, Bronze: unlimited.
If you are interested in a bronze level subscription, you can sign up at any time during the registration period.
Due to the wide range of skills students are not expected to master all 10 of the TEAM 2 Exercises and roughly 15 skills. Approximately 3 skills per week will be introduced. Gold students will have the option of working on any of the skills discussed from the current or previous weeks. It is the goal to release all lectures in the first 4 weeks in order to give students enough time to focus on their desired areas.
The planned order of release is as follows for April 1st (as per the TEAM 2 exercise order)
The following skills will be:
- Moving Engagement/Personal Play
- Pivoting Skills: Fading the perch, left & right pivots 360 degrees
- Finishes: 3 styles of finishes, fading props, proofing heel position
- Fronts: Fading props
- Position Changes (sit, down, stand)
> Working in heel position, Building Duration, Building Distance, Adding Distractions
- Mark: Teaching a cued look ahead to target (including watch & look away)
- Jumping: Teaching the broad or high jump (stationary handler)
- Retrieve: Beginning steps to picking up & delivery to hand
- Scent articles: Fading food lure & adding retrieve
Tentative Release For April 1st: (subject to change)
Week 1: Pivoting left & right in heel; 360 degrees, Position changes; heel position w/pauses), Mark
Week 2: Retrieve, Fronts, Position Changes (distance & distractions)
Week 3: Scent articles, Finishes, Engagement/Play
Week 4: Stays, Jumping
Students may pick which exercises they wish to work on each from any of the topics where a lecture has been released. Students will not likely be able to master all 10 exercises within the 6 weeks and should focus on topics they need the most guidance or instruction on.
Students do not need to have passed TEAM 1 to participate in this class but should have a solid start on any of the behaviours listed in TEAM 2 that they wish to work on. The only the beginning steps that may be discussed will be for the new TEAM 3 exercises.
You do not need a large space to work as the majority of the exercises can be practiced in the space the size of a standard living room. We will break down the exercises into smaller manageable pieces so a large space is not necessary. However, if you have a dog who is close to the final product and wish to begin chaining exercises together, having access to a larger space 20 x 20, can offer you the room to practice without impediment and meet the required distance criteria for exercises.
- Target/Platform (gate, jump stanchion, flat target or platform)
- Retrieve Item (either dumbbell or other object)
- Jump of any type (bar or broad jump)
- Scent Articles (4 identical objects i.e. can be dumbbell style or Nose Work containers)
I thoroughly enjoyed learning under Heather's coaching. She breaks things down and explains why things work so it is easier to understand. And she knows that all dogs are not the same and adjusts her instructions accordingly.
Fantastic course with an excellent instructor. Heather has some wonderful ideas to help the dogs be successful and makes teaching the TEAM skills super fun. This was our first class with Heather at Gold, but it won't be our last.
Thank you! Such detailed info for the golds!