Instructor: Shade Whitesel
This class covers how to get fast speedy full-field sendouts, plus how to get a quick down out of that full run away from you. Then we change tactics and cover how to teach that long IPO down stay with the distraction of the other dog working on the field next to your dog.
We talk about different methods of adding speed to the sendout, and what fits your dog and dog's personality. Downing at a distance, downing quickly, and downing with something else drawing the dog away are all vital parts of proofing for the down on the sendout.
In the down stay under distraction, we deal with problem solving the most common mistakes. Gun fire, moving dogs, other dogs being recalled, other dogs going for a dumbell, jumping, etc. are all distractions that need to be proofed before expecting your dog to stay for the 20 minute stay required in IPO.
This course would also be appropriate for dogs who need help on either the AKC sendout or the French ring or Mondio sendout, plus any sport that needs a long stay under distraction.
Pre-requisites for this course include either both Drive and Control classes (formally IPO Fundamentals 1 and 2), or the IPO Foundation skills class, or instructor approval. The Toys class is also highly recommended.