Announcing: long distance classes!
New LoLaBuLand project for 2011: long-distance classes!!! You can either participate or audit, all through this website, all on a special wish from those who live too far to come to classes. We'll do both puppy and handling classes, the plan is as follows:
For handling class:
I send a course map of a course we did in my handling class and then give you two weeks to set it, run it and send a video. Then we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different choices, I will also publish a video of my dogs on that course. After a week or two of discussion, I send another course and then you again have two weeks to set it and post a video. We'll do 4 courses, so the class will be about 3 months long.
For puppy class:
I write you a "to do" list, you ask if something is not clear, you start with your dog, tape it and send it, I comment, give suggestions on how to proceed etc. You get a new list every two weeks, taking old tricks further, checking the progress and starting with new stuff. We'll go through 6 "to do" lists, so this class will be 3 months long.
What do you think? Let me know how many of you would be interested in this. Those who want to participate in handling class need to have an access to equipment to set a course somewhere and a camcorder to tape it. To participate in puppy class, all you need is a dog (not even necessary a puppy!) and a camcorder. Those who want to audit don't need anything other than paying auditing fee and by this, you get an access to all the videos and comments and you're welcome to ask questions and participate in the discussion. The plan is to start end of February, but you're welcome to post your wishes and preferences.
Oh, and yes, we're getting fancier, that's the new look of our training DVDs:
I am definitely interested and will be in your first class. I have a 4yr old and 5 month old. I can do both classes and would love it.
I would love to do the puppy class even though I have an adult dog:))
Not a problem at all!
Hi, very nice idea! Would be very interested in this handling class with my young large face rase! (that you met in Finland in tricks class in 2010, btw)
Great! Looks like PyrShep will be best represented breed in the class! Doesn’t happen very often, does it? 🙂
ne skrbi Silvja- to bo polno,d an eboš imel akdaj spat :-))
I’m interested, but my puppy will be born in March, living with me in June… So maybe I can audit now!
Yeap, that’s somewhat too young for this class 🙂 There will probably be another later on, but I think auditing is almost as good as participating.
verry good idea, I’d love to do this with two dogs,too
I am also interested in both courses. If the handling course doesn’t require all theobstacles (have no contact obstacles in my backyard) and also helps novice handlers, count me in. The puppy class … I am looking forward to tricks, some foundation stuff.
Good thing we will meet end of Apri at your agility/trick camp 🙂
No problem if you don’t have all obstacles! Puppy class will be of course somewhat similar to our April plan, but I guess there are always some details that can be worked on…
I’m interested in puppy class and maybe handling class auditing.
You can count me him : let me know cost for two dogs (neither of them is a puppy but never mind) -- I would like to alternate learning with both 🙂
Great idea!!! I’m interested in the puppy class and in the handling one!! With my young pyrie 😀