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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
Hi Silvia! When do you plan to run this class again (not this session beginning in August)?
Probably in April.
Silvia, my new guy will just be 6 months on Sunday. I know that when I took the class the first time with Spur she was about a month older and we ended up repeating the class the next time it was offered. Do you think we will be okay to participate? I can send you a bit of video of him if you like. He is a Working Bearded Collie which is basically 75% Bearded Collie and 25% Border Collie.
Awww, I LOVE working Beardies!!! -- Looking forward to meet him! The class program is so intense it’s hard to master it all within one class that way or another, regardless of age of the dog. That’s why many people take it twice, some start on their own and finish up in the class and some start in a class and finish up themselves… -- all of that works, so it’s whatever you prefer… If he knows a send to a wrap, I would probably just join now, I think it’s pretty easy to finish things up when the base is there.
Great. We will sign up. He can do a send to a wrap (most of the time. He still cues a lot off my motion, but that’s me not him). We look forward to the class.
See you in class! 🙂
Silvia, I pay foundation clesses and I cant enter… I need another email??? I write the same as RC,…
The problem was you payed before logging in. I fixed it now, it should work now.
Is it too late to join this class if it is not already full?
You can still join!
Hi! Is this still open for registration for auditors? (I’m assuming closed for participants??). How long is everything accessible after the course officially ends? Thanks…got a wonderful 15mth old BC that is begging for his mom to get some help training him (-:
Yes, you ca still register -- also as participant if you want. You keep access to all material for ever, just posting won’t be possible anymore after NOvember 22.
I can still enter this classroom as i read above. But since it’s half october is it still worthwhile or better wait for a new class? I do own the foundation dvd and can practice on that for now.
At this point, you missed so many weeks of feedback that it’s better to wait till next one yes… -- or alternatively, join as an auditor, ask questions you have about the program and work through material on your own also after the class finishes.
To bad I’m to late, at the point it started my dog was with a lower back injury. Now she is fine. Took a while 🙁 But i have the foundation dvd and going to do as well as i can and join the next foundation class 🙂 I have seen very great results from this and would be really happy if I can learn my dog agility as this is so awesome :p
Glad that she is o.k. now! And yes, good Foundations make agility soooo much easier! And so much more fun for both dog and handler!
I know that foundations class will start on march
I watched your DVD and it’s very interesting!!!!
Is the class only for dogs who start now to play agility or also for dogs who already know agility obstacles and they just jumping tight?
I meant if in my case I will sign as begginers (like RC classe) or advanced?
Nikita hasn’t finisched see-saw and Waves but she jumps
very tight at 55cm in curses of about 15-20 obstacles (jumps tunnels and 2on2off DW).
It’s for anybody who still sees room for improvement on any of the topics covered 🙂 -- We had dogs running World Championships in that class as well 🙂
Great! When can I register also in foundation class? Can you tell me which are the skills that make the difference between “beginners” and “advanced” in this class? In my case what is better? I went to AWC in Bologna but only as a viewer!!! :-)…I’m not a champion!
Another question: after my actual RC class and next foundation class I’d like to attend your next seminar. Is it possible?
Thank you very much!!
Registration will open mid-February. That class only has “Students” section + “Repeaters” for those who took that class before.
For camps, I can’t promise anything, I don’t know when I’ll do them next… The ones who took most classes have advantage in getting the spots.
Are you still taking repeaters? Or is that closed?
This is still for past class and only open for auditors. 2016 class is moved to May, so registration will open in April.