Pre-Novice and Novice Agility Training Info:

Private or Semi-Private Agility Training Sessions are available on a 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. Semi-Private group sessions are limited to 3 teams. The calendar link below indicates date and location availability along with the procedures for scheduling a training session. Information regarding additional training opportunities can also be found through the links below.

During Training Sessions we will:

Session time can be divided amongst:

·        Directional activities –
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your ability to plan your path and use consistent, timely and appropriate signals
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your dog’s ability to move or not move - with you, towards you or away from you

·        Communication skills-
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your ability to use clear CONSISTENT signals
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your dog’s mental and physical ability and your dog's DESIRE to respond to your signals

·        Obstacle performance –
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your ability to comprehend what physical and communication skills your dog needs to negotiate specific equipment
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your dog’s ability to comprehend their “job” and physically perform obstacles

·         Obstacle/dog/handler focus –
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your ability to plan a path, time signals, attend to your dog and physically maneuver yourself through obstacles or sequences
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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
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how to increase the likelihood that a behavior will occur across many environments or under increasingly diverse situations (playing through generalization activities)
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keeping the 80% rule (how to minimize frustration!)

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