RC yes or no? – Just do it!!!
I still often hear second thoughts and doubts if RC are a good choice for dogs who already trial with 2on2off, for total beginners, people with no dog-walk at home, slow handlers etc... So here are some graduation videos from RC class that just finished to answer your doubts. You can see more HERE.
Here are Ruben and Duna from Spain. Duna is a retrain. After 4 months of the class, she is already trialing with RC and hitting consistently in trials as well.
Mikako and Lino from Japan are complete beginners to agility - they never did it before and plan to take Foundations class in September. But after just 4 months of the class, they can do full height DW and AF with great consistency:
Lisa and Nawak from France trained it all on 2 planks set up in a small yard and then moved on to full height DW without a problem:
And since I don't really have an example of a slow handler, this video of Jo and Topic from UK show that there are no too hard exits for a well-trained dog who understands both DW criteria and all the Xtreme Foundations cues well:
And yes, you can do it too!!! Next RC class starts on August 1st, with registration opening on July 10 - hope to see you there!
Well..Ceres is a retrain and she’s 7,5 years old…I have loved preparing RC with you Silvia, it’s been so funny and stimulating to see how dogs can improve and learn even if they aren’t so young…and for me it has been a great opportunity to have experience for my next puppy…the way on good RC on trials is really hard but definitely do it for the challenge and the great fun they can give you!!!
Yes, Ceres is just amazing!!! It was definitely no problem for her to switch -- and she clearly loves RC more as stopping!!! 🙂
Wow! Thank you!! I’m so honored to be posted in this article!! There were some difficut moments but overall, it was so much fun! We reallly enjoyed the class. RC is not common in my area of Japan yet, but many people are getthig more interested. I do remmend RC class. I’m slso looking forward to Foundation class with Lino and Spark.
You did such a great job!!! Some problems are normal -- but getting so far in just 4 months is amazing!!!