My online classes are conducted through Fenzi Dog Sport Academy. With online classes you get access to full step by step lectures on how to teach the topics, problem solving common issues, and plenty of video examples ( I LOVE videos!)! You can digest all the information while sitting at home in your pjs and refer back to the information as often as you need!
Classes run for 6 weeks but you keep access to the lectures for a year (or 1yr past your last FDSA class.)
For more information on how the classes are run, please visit the FAQ page at FDSA.
Ring Confidence for Obedience, Rally, and Agility
Create a solid ring preparation routine to prepare a young dog for trialing, or fix ring stress and focus issues with dogs who have already started competing. The most important class I teach! If you are struggling with getting your dog to perform in the ring the way they do in practice then this is the class I recommend!
A class looking at getting happy and confident performances when your rewards are located off your body and at a distance. We will also focus on how to train around distractions so your dog can focus even without a cookie in your hand! If you’ve ever said your dog only does it when you’re holding the reward in your hand then let’s work together to fix it!
TEAM Foundation Series
This is THE program in how I start my dogs for obedience, rally, and just great sport foundations in general. I'll take you step by step through the levels, whether or not you actually care about submitting for titles. It provides great structure!
I teach level 1, 2, 3, and a 4+ handlers choice class.
From TEAM to Trials: Building Chains for the Novice Ring
This class is a combination of the "skills" needed to compete in novice obedience (heeling, fronts, exams...), and the "ring prep" needed to actually have a confident and happy dog!
The class brings in components of both my Bye Bye Cookie class and my Ring Confidence class to either give students more structure if they've worked on both before, or a great intro if this is all new!
From TEAM to Trials: Building Chains for the Open Ring
This is a super fun skills based class! We look at how to teach the open exercises from retrieves to a fast drop on recall!
I highly recommend taking this pretty early in your dog's obedience career. Once they have that foundation set (roughly TEAM 1 and 2 goals).
Ideal prerequisites include: position changes with targets, pivots without a perch, and cone sends.
I am in love with heeling, but working on open skills long before your dog is ready to train in novice is a great way to keep things fun for both of you!
This class will take an in depth look at all things exam related from agility measurements to the obedience ring. Use a start button to give your dog control over the start and end! This helps both our nervous dogs feel empowered, and removes conflict from our wiggly hyper greeters! We will teach them that this exam is not about petting!
Oh, and this class will also have fun diving into stands in general. Teach a boingy "pop" stand, a stand at a distance, and a moving stand.