Instructor: Ashley Deacon
On every agility course there are a variety of handling options. It is important to make choices that play to the strengths of you and your dog. At the same time, it is important to focus training on your weaknesses, so that you will have more options in your agility toolkit. In this class will delve into both of these aspects. Each week we will analyze a course and discuss handling options and the skills needed to execute them. We will then run sequences that explore these options in the context of YOU and YOUR dog. You will try a variety of handling options for each course – perfecting the ones you are good at and strengthening the ones you are less comfortable with. Video analysis and timing will be used to further evaluate options. We will discuss in detail how to analyze courses, how to make the best decisions and how to execute them with proficiency. In the class setting we will also compare and contrast the options that work best for each participant. Over the course of the class gold level students are encouraged to submit competition courses and video for discussion.