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= 12 weeks of feedback + 2 weeks of a break in between
- minimal equipment needed: 4 jumps, 2 tunnels, Foundations Revisited DVD, channel and see-saw (if working on weaves&see-saw as well)
- appropriate for all levels, total beginners to experienced dogs who could use better turns, more independence or speed
The class follows Foundations Revisited DVD. This is why the format has been changed after the original Foundations Fun format:
What is different is the order, the emphasis, and the exercises and I also added some new topics, so the transition to Xtreme Foundations should be super smooth - this class certainly doesn't lack in providing MANY challenges. And definitely covers many topics!
This class is appropriate for all levels, from total beginners from 7 months on - and also for experienced agility dogs - I promise to keep everybody challenged!!! All feedback completely individual.
Minimum equipment needed: 2 tunnels, 4 jumps and if you want to work on see-saw and weaves as well: see-saw and stick to the ground and/or channel weaves (ideally both!). + Foundations Revisited DVD of course.
Topics covered: play, fetching, static toys, stays, restrains, warm ups and cool downs, tight turns, sends, pushes, threadles and serpentines, come to hand, verbal discrimination, obstacle discrimination, tunnel sends, traps and turns (hard and soft turns), extension and collection, different crosses and handling, see-saw, weaves, tire, long, double and wall jump, how to choose sequences and adjust them to your dog, how to handle mistakes and more.
Next class starts on April 20, so check back for registration on April 5th.
Some graduation videos examples:
Video length limitation per lesson is 10 minutes per lesson (in total that means 60 min in 12 weeks of the class).
The class has 6 lessons, one every 2 weeks = 12 weeks of feedback (+ 3 weeks of a catch-up break in between).
Repeaters price is for those who took Foundation before with the SAME dog.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 Revisited video) - 310 EUR / cca 307 USD|
|participant (if you have Foundations Revisited already) - 270 EUR / cca 268 USD|
|repeater/ auditor / 2nd dog (includes Foundations Revisited) - 260 EUR / cca 258 USD|
|repeater/ auditor / 2nd dog (if you have Foundations Revisited already) - 220 EUR / cca 218 USD|
The classes you can join at the moment: Beyond Foundations and the two Handling classes! All without time limitations – you can work at your own rate!
Silvia Trkman is known for bringing every dog, from her first dog on, to the very top of the sport. Her dogs are known for great speed, tight turns, running contacts and long and injury-free careers. Silvia is in agility since 1992 and is
– 3x World Champion (with two different dogs)
– 5x European Open winner, with 4 different dogs (Lo, La, Bu, Le)!!!
– National Championships podium and World Team member with every dog she’s ever had
– National Champion for 22-times (with 5 different dogs of 3 different breeds)
– World Team member for 19-times (mostly with at least two dogs at the time – sometimes four 🙂 )
silvia.trkman at gmail.com
After a year of looking around I made the choice, and earlier than scheduled (normally 2015 :-)) I have a new puppy 🙂
His name in NANOU a pyr shepherd, he is born on 2/4/2014,
at the moment I do puppy tricks with him, but he is not so eager to eat, which makes it harder to exercise after + -- 8 times, he is distracted and wants to play, he plays very much like
My thought was to learn the tricks to myself and foundation class to follow the lessons, will you find this a good idea?
Martine with Mylo and Nanou
Congratulations on your puppy!!! Which lines is he from? I’m sure he will get more food motivated as well,just mix in lots of playing for now to make food more fun as well. And yes, sure, you can go through puppy tricks till September and then join the Foundations. Looking forward to meet Nanou!
Nanou is from Pic De Pioulou, kennel in Belgium
he has a good socialisation, and like to play 🙂 in Belgium there are also agility dogs from de same line , ZEN de Pic De Pioulou
I also had for a year contact with Silke from Mouriouche , but she didn’t now if there was a puppy for me for 2015, so I decide to take a pup from a good kennel in Belgium,
his mother is Kesha
Great! Can’t wait to see him in a class!
I have a question about Foundation Class -- if I join the fun can I also post my RC videos to the Foundation Class?
I’m not sure yet… It always was that way, but I’m trying to think of a way to make it a bit less overwhelming… Most likely, contact part will stay the same -- in case that not, it will be written so in the description of the class when registration opens.
I have the pedigree of noanou received 🙂
Foehn du Pic d abrizon
Kesnha de pic de pioulou
Cascadet de pic d abrizon
Tamourette de loubejac
Foli de pic pioulou
fleche de pic de pioulou
Sounds good! 🙂
My (now 10 months) puppy and I were in February puppy class.. I don’t think I posted any videos (oops!), but we did do lots of fun tricks! My question about doing Foundations is, would teaching cik&cap before I have him jumping over bars be worth it? Or will I be able to phase in jumping over bars while turning if we start cik&cap first? I don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to join Foundation class 🙂
I’ve included a picture of my puppy Beaker wishing every turn at puppy class was his turn!
He sure looks eager to start! And yes, cik&cap is always trained without bars first and then the bar is added and raised very very gradually. So it’s certainly a good idea to join now!
With pay pal must I just go in twice and pay (can only pay specific amount), or do you want to send me a separate link for a combined payment?
It’s the easiest if you just go in twice and pay twice, but if you have any problems, let me know and I’ll send you a money request instead.
I participated in the Oct 2013 foundations class with my BC Shock and together we learnt so much. She had her first comp last weekend and did some really nice work, things I wouldn’t normally expect a young dog to understand. It was a Grand Prix so a pretty big event for a baby.
She ran the same courses as my older dog Whip (4yo) as we don’t do this association often so he is still in the lowest classes. I found he was really hard to handle compared to her, even with so much more experience. He didn’t have the same understanding of the courses that she had, and he doesn’t send to jumps or tunnels as well as her. Instead he pulls off a straight line and gets frustrated with me. He is a very fast male BC so I need him to send ahead, I certainly can’t outrun him!
Should I go back to basics with him and go through my old foundation notes in case I missed teaching him something? (I cannot afford to take the class again right now 🙁 ) Do you think doing the foundation activities will help him to learn? Or do some dogs just understand these things better than others and I have to learn to run him differently? All our other dogs are fine (we have 11), he is the only one who doesn’t understand how to stay on a line.
So happy to hear Shock is doing so well! And yes, it’s always a good idea to go back to basics to help them read the lines better. Some need some more work on it as others, but they can certainly all profit from it.
I would like to start the class in April. I just wanted to confirm that you can join if you live anywhere in the world. I am in New Zealand… I came on this site once but was receiving an error so wanted to double check.
Yes, we have participants from all over the world. There was a problem with the site a couple of weeks ago, but normally, it works everywhere.
Is it still possible to enter the class that has already started?
Yes. You missed some weeks of feedback, but it lasts till New Year, so you can still join yes.