Long-distance classes

Long-distance classes proved to work GREAT, better as any seminar, as I can provide feedback on the whole training process. So I actually limited the seminars and in-live classes and privates as the on line classes got so popular and are giving such great results! So where ever you are, you are welcome to join in the fun! We’re offering puppy/tricks class, advanced tricks class, agility foundations, agility handlingrunning contacts and Graduates Only classes – with my comments to each and every video or question posted. You can register bellow, each class has a participant and auditing option. The difference is that auditors don’t post their videos (but can ask questions and see all videos and discussions). As I always promote learning, you keep an access to the classes you register for ever, so you can always come back to review the material again.

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Puppy/Tricks class

is designed especially for future agility dogs as it promotes development of physical and mental skills, it helps puppies to learn how to learn, how to use their mind and bodies, builds very good body awareness, balance and strength. But it’s not only beneficial for puppies, but also active agility dogs or retired dogs to keep them busy, fit and young.

Every 14 days, you will get a new to-do list with things to teach, you get 6 lists in total, so this class is 3 months long. Participants post videos (max. 10 minutes per lesson) of their training sessions and I give suggestions on how to take things further or make them better and everybody is welcome to add their ideas and ask questions, also auditors.

Here are some videos of previous students to get better idea on what it is all about:

February class started on February 24, but you can still register, enter the classroom and catch up with us. There won’t be another class for a while – not before next winter…

Please make sure your are registered and logged in before you proceed to paying with paypal – this will ensure you will get your correct access automatically.
Puppy class
PARTICIPANT
(160 EUR/210 USD)
Puppy class
AUDITOR
(110 EUR/144 USD)
Puppy class repeating class/2nd dog
(80 EUR/105 USD)

Participants post videos and get feedback on their work. Auditors can see all the videos, comments and homework instructions and can ask questions, but don’t post videos. The third option is for those who want to register a second dog and for those who want to take the same class for the second time.


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Agility Foundations

This class is appropriate for dogs over 6 months, from total beginners to dogs competing at the highest levels who could still use better turns, more independence or speed. We have all different levels in this class as we adjust the exercises for each team to keep everybody challenged. Our major focus will be teaching great cik&cap in order to get tight turns, great distance skills, sends and collection all at the same time, putting it in sequences to make it even more fun for the dogs and to practise some basic handling. We’ll also be addressing speed&motivation issues. Other than that, we’ll be starting with weaves, see-saw and contacts, but you can also work on just cik&cap and sequencing in case you don’t have access to contacts. For this class, you need at least 3 (even better 5) jumps and a tunnel or, even better, two. You’ll get 6 assignments, every 2 weeks, so this class is 12 weeks long.

This time, we’re making it even better by making Foundation Fun DVD part of it. So the price might look higher, but if you already have a DVD, the price is actually lower now as I’m guessing teaching the class will get much easier now with the help of the video.

We’ll address all the topics addressed in Foundations video + see-saw and weaves:

You can still join as an auditor for October class and then enter the classroom. Next class will only start in summer/autumn  - not sure yet.

 

Please make sure your are registered and logged in before you proceed to paying with paypal - this will ensure you will get your correct access automatically.

 

participant (includes Foundations video download link) – 200 EUR/ 260 usd
in case you already have a DVD, choose this participant option – 150 EUR/ 195 usd
auditor (DVD is not required, but is highly recommended as we won’t be discussing general questions) - 120 EUR/ 156 usd
repeater/2nd dog (for those who took this class before) - 100 EUR/ 130 usd

 

Participants post videos and get feedback on their work. Auditors can see all the videos, comments and homework instructions and can ask questions, but don’t post videos. The third option is for those who want to register a second dog and for those who want to take the same class for the second time.

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Handling Class

is meant for those finishing Foundation class and everybody else who want to do some sequence/course work. You’ll be given 8 courses all together (2 on same set-up, every 3 weeks). The courses consists of all obstacles, but it’s no problem if you don’t have all or your dog can’t do them all just yet as you can always either break it in parts or exchange one obstacle for another. I’ll always give you two normal, about 20 obstacles courses, but break it down in shorter sequences for those who are just starting, so all levels are welcome. The courses we’ll run are those that I set for my own dogs and for my handling classes and there will always be a video of my dogs running those courses too.

Handling classes have an open registration and no time limitations, meaning that you can register at any point and post your videos whenever you want, no time limitations and you keep an access to all the discussions and videos. Handling I is a bit easier and has a bit shorter courses and Handling II has longer and trickier courses. But you can start with one or another (and both offer plenty of challenges :) ).

Handling II registration and the classroom.

Please make sure your are registered and logged in before you proceed to paying with paypal – this will ensure you will get your correct access automatically.
Handling class II
PARTICIPANT
(180 EUR/245 USD)
Handling class II
AUDITOR
(100 EUR/135 USD)
Handling class II 2nd dog
(100 EUR/135 USD)

 

Handling I registration and the classroom.

Please make sure your are registered and logged in before you proceed to paying with paypal – this will ensure you will get your correct access automatically.
Handling class I
PARTICIPANT
160EUR (215USD)
Handling class I
AUDITOR
90EUR (122USD)
Handling class I 2nd dog
(90 EUR/122 USD)

 

Here is what we do in Handling Class:

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Running Contacts Class

covers training running contacts from a scratch, but also those, further in the process are more than welcome to join, I’m sure we can fill some holes there might have been in the training so far. You will all be posting videos of wherever in a training process you are as I think most of our participants have already done some plank work. The purpose of the class is to address the whole process step by step, giving you immediate feedback to your videos and offer problem solving when needed.

You will get 5 to-do lists, one every three weeks, so this class goes on for 4 months (with 2-week break in between), so that’s enough time to get from a flat plank to a full dog-walk and also address the turns. To participate in this class, you need a plank (3.8m for FCI or 12 feet for US), enough room (minimally 15m) and a video camera. At last steps, you will also need an access to full size dog-walk, let’s say at least two to three times a week (depending on how much in a hurry you are :) ). If you’re joining with a puppy, you will complete the process later on, but you’re welcome to start off the right way with us if your puppy is at least 5 months for smaller breeds or 6 for BC size.

To audit, you don’t need anything :) As an auditor, you see all the videos and comments and can ask questions, but only participants post videos and get feedback on their videos.

To really make the class as good as possible, I decided that all participants get a package of Running Contact video + 15 weeks of feedback. I believe that will make the class even better as you will get a really good picture on what to work towards right at the start and then we can really focus on each dog rather as discussing general questions. Because RC video is included, the price is a bit higher, BUT if you already have a DVD, the price is actually LOWER as it was (as I’m expecting to have much less work explaining everything! :) ).

December RC class started on December 9, but you can still register and then enter the classroom. Next class won’t start before autumn.

Please make sure your are registered and logged in before you proceed to paying with paypal - this will ensure you will get your correct access automatically.

 

participant (includes a RC video download link) - 220 EUR/290 usd
in case you already have a DVD, choose this participant option - 170 EUR/225 usd
auditor - 110 EUR/145 usd (DVD is not required, but is highly recommended as we won’t be discussing general questions)
repeater/2nd dog - 110 EUR/145 usd

 

 

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Advanced Tricks

is a new class, meant for those who either participated or audited puppy/tricks class and want some more fun tricks to do. Those not familiar with puppy class program can join as auditors. This class has 6 lessons, each with three new fun tricks and is on open registration, meaning you can join in and post whenever you want, to time restrictions! You can register bellow and then enter the classroom.

Please make sure your are registered and logged in before you proceed to paying with paypal – this will ensure you will get your correct access automatically.
Advanced tricks class
PARTICIPANT
(140 EUR/190 USD)
Advanced tricks class
AUDITOR
(95 EUR/130 USD)
Advanced tricks class
2nd dog
(70 EUR/95 USD)

 


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Graduates Only Class

On special wish of Foundations students who took many classes already, I’m opening a new class for LoLaBuLand Graduates Only. The class has no program and is open for all the videos, questions, problems and brags graduates might have. You are also welcome to post course maps for others to run etc. I’ll be commenting and trying to advise as in any other class, only that here, there is no official program – it’s all on you :) The idea behind the class is to stay in contact and provide feedback also now that the dogs are really well trained already.

The class is open for all who took at least 4 classes as a participant. There is a yearly subscription to the class and it’s an on-going class on open registration, meaning you can register any time and post any time, but need to renew the subscription after one year.

 

Graduates Only class 1st dog 160 EUR
Graduates Only class 2nd dog 110 EUR

 

And then you can enter the classroom here.

 

Coming next: Puppy Class in February – next Foundations only in summer/autumn and next RC only in autumn/winter. Handling Classes, Advanced Tricks and Graduates Only have open registration, meaning you can register and post any time you want, no time restrictions.
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Links to former classes, only accessible to those who took part:

Puppy class (February 2011)

Puppy class II (March 2011)

Puppy class III (June 2011)

Puppy class October 2011

Puppy class March 2012

Puppy class September 2012

Puppy class January 2013

Running contacts (April 2011)

Running contacts II (August 2011)

Running contacts  (January 2012)

Running contacts (May 2012)

Running contacts V (Dec 2012)

Agility Foundations (June 2011)

Agility Foundations October (October 2011)

Agility Foundations March 2012

Agility Foundations October 2012

 

1,105 thoughts on “Long-distance classes

  1. Hi Silvia, I have a question about your handling classes. Is it correct that you have one handling I class that I could join at any time, and once I have joined there is no time limit on when I do lessons-so I could work on the first course for a year if I needed to and keep posting videos during that year and you would always comment on them? That seems too good to be true?? So do you only comment for a set period of time (for the 24 weeks that it takes to post the 8 lessons-which is still a long time!). I have limited access to somewhere to set up sequences so I would probably have to do small parts of the courses over a long time period. Do you give advice on contacts and things like jumping problems as well? I have done your foundation class and am doing your running contact course for my AF. I love your feedback, but I think I would struggle with the difficult courses. Although I would love to have a go at this course-my dog is actually great, but its my handling!

    • That’s right, there is no time limitation for Handling and so far, I commented everything that was ever posted, but of course, if somebody would send me 100 videos of the same course, I would tell him/her to move on -- it doesn’t make sense to run the same course that many times anyway!!! I do comment on contacts and jumping as well, but do send people to Foundations if they have some major problems with it. Handling I courses are not too difficult, especially if she knows Foundations…

  2. Hi!
    Could You tell me please, how much time we have to complete the Running contacts course? We could still join the december course, don’t we?

    Greetings!

  3. Hi Sylvia,
    I am super excited to be back in your class with my new puppy. I have logged in but can not seem to access the class itself. Can you please help.

    Thanks,
    Lynne

  4. Hi Sylvia, I just registered for your puppy class with my adorable baby Genevieve, but can’t figure out how to get to the classroom . I have previously registered on your site. Can’t wait to get started!

    Pam
    p.s. Annabelle sends kisses!

    • Probably you weren’t logged in when paying as you didn’t get the access automatically, but I fixed it now, so it should work now. See you in class! And congratulations on a new puppy, I hope Annabelle likes the new addition!

  5. Hi, Do you have ” Puppy Class February” under the Longdistance Classes? Click that and in the first page there is Lesson 1 to be clicked- welcome :)

  6. Hi,
    Will auditors for the puppy class who register now still get all the materials, instructions, etc, from the beginning of the course?

  7. I’m sad I missed most of the running contacts class. Oliver had a difficult time recovering from his injury, but is doing well now. I’m interested it the Agility Foundations class. I think it would be really good for us. I see contacts are included. Oliver’s contacts are improving a bunch as his speed does. Is it appropriate to post occasional RC videos in Agility Foundations? I’m a college student and taking very few classes over the summer. I’m hoping the class will be during my break. Do you know when it will start?

    • So happy to hear he is all healed!!! I’m not sure yet when Foundations will start -- most likely August 4, but no promises -- could be September only… You could post some RCs there as well yes.

  8. Hi
    I’m keen to sign up to a handling class but have very limited access to contact equipment. Is it still possible for me to do this class? We have already done Foundations :-) and love it, still working on my timing issues.
    Many thanks
    Bronwyn

    • Sure -- you can just replace the contacts with other obstacles or break the courses down and run them in parts -- many students do that. Looking forward to see more of Sia!

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