Sorry, no handling style or special handling moves. Just trying to find the optimal way through course for each individual team. Because I know how tricky that can be sometimes, I like to keep the moves simple and natural, trying to find the right balance between helping the dog and running away to be there for him in the next tricky situation. Handling courses are mainly practical; working in groups of no more than 6 teams, ideally on approximate the same level.
Tight Turns and Directional Commands
Turns and rapid changes of directions seem to be the essence of today’s agility courses. Not only that wide turns costs you lot’s of time, jumping in the wrong direction can set your dog up to a bad line, leading to eliminations or refusals. Directional commands and Silvia’s ciks&caps are not only very efficient but also very easy to train. Turns & directionals workshop consist of a theoretical part (1,5 hours) and practical part (min. 1,5 hours).
Popular Course Situations
Have you ever noticed how some tricky situations are so popular that you can find them in almost every course? Find a way to get comfortable with outs, serpentines, treadles, second tunnel entries... It is a practical workshop with short exercises. (min 2 hours, simultaneous work)
Life is so much easier when you don’t have to worry about your contacts. Learn about solid and fast 2on2off or running contacts (Silvia Trkman method) and if you cannot decide for one, you can always do both! Contact training is a half day workshop that consists of theoretical part (minimum 3 hours for both methods) and optional practical part (2 hours).
Brainiacs and Maniacs
Too crazy? I don’t think so. Playing with dogs is just soooo much fun. You want to learn how to play with your dog properly and discover his passions? Making him eager and happy for just about any task, or just learning how to channel this energy into constructive behaviors? Brainiacs and maniacs is either half day (4 hours) workshop with theoretical and practical part, or a 2 hours theoretical workshop.
Puppy Tricks and Fundation Training
It all starts with puppies. Setting up good foundation gives your dog an opportunity for a long, healthy and successful carrier. Creating a great bond, building body awareness, conquering fears and challenging the young mind is simply too important to miss!