Foundation, Core, Obstacle Performance, Handling,
Pre-Novice, Novice, "Intermediate/Advanced" Competition Agility (Sequencing)
General "Connection" Training
Private or Semi-Private Agility Training Sessions are available on a prescheduled, limited basis. Lynn specializes in directional activities designed to build confidence and improve the human/handler connection in the pre-novice and novice level team. Our lessons provide activities which support your formal agility class skills. Semi-Private group sessions are limited to 2 teams. Half hours are available upon request. For information on availability email us.
STARTING IN APRIL!
During Training Sessions we will:
Focus on skills that are specific to agility AND supportive skills which will enhance your ability to team with your dog.
Strive to help you and your dog improve your communication skills through a variety of static and dynamic (moving) activities
Give your dog the opportunity to improve their baseline performance on specific agility obstacles in increments designed to build confidence.
Give you the opportunity to increase your ability to give consistent signals, plan your dog’s path, move through space, AND build on SUCCESS.
Session time can be divided amongst:
· Directional activities –
o your ability to plan your path and use consistent, timely and appropriate signals
o your dog’s ability to move or not move - with you, towards you or away from you
· Communication skills-
o your ability to use clear CONSISTENT signals
o your dog’s mental and physical ability and your dog's DESIRE to respond to your signals
· Obstacle performance –
o your ability to comprehend what physical skills your dog needs to negotiate obstacles
o your ability to comprehend what communication skills your dog needs to negotiate obstacles
o your dog’s ability to comprehend their “job” and physically perform obstacles
· Obstacle/dog/handler focus –
o your ability to plan a path, time signals, attend to your dog and physically maneuver yourself through sequences
o your dog’s ability to transition from attending to you, processing your signals, moving through space and performing obstacles.
· Learning how to shape behavior
o when, where and how rewards are most effective
o how to increase the likelihood that a behavior will occur across many environments
o how to increase the likelihood that a behavior will occur under increasingly diverse situations
o how to play through generalization activities
o keeping the 80% rule
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