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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
Good news for all, impatiently awaiting this super fun class! The classroom is now open - we're starting on April 20!
The class follows Foundations Revisited DVD. This is why the format has been changed from the original Foundations Fun class program:
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.
We'll be starting with the first homework on April 20, but you can register and enter the classroom already now.
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 335 USD|
|participant (if you have Foundations Revisited already) - 270 EUR / cca 290 USD|
|repeater/ auditor / 2nd dog (includes Foundations Revisited) - 260 EUR / cca 280 USD|
|repeater/ auditor / 2nd dog (if you have Foundations Revisited already) - 220 EUR / cca 235 USD|
|June Tricks/Puppy class is now open for registration!!!!|
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
Ok, but in Ready-Steady GO! DVD, you only ‘talk’ about Speed? (And we need it) 😉
Yes, Ready-Steady-GO! is focused on just speed and motivation. And Foundation class is focused on various skills, so both would be the best option. If you go for just one option, go with the class.
The link needs to be a short YouTube link, so just https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= and then video ID number.
Ok, Perfect! You are amaazing :).
If I finally can’t do the Class (This Year 😉 ), I’ll take some DVDs.
Here is the video:
What do you think? 🙂
She is certainly trying hard! But yes, both Ready-Steady-GO! and Foundations would be a great idea to get her run with even more confidence and speed.
Thank you! She was looking around because my parents were there and she didn’t see them jajaj. But yes, we are really slow :).
I am interested in taking Foundations and I checked to see if I already have the DVD. You said we need the “Foundations” DVD and the one I own is called “Foundations Fun”… is that the same DVD?
Congratulations on your winning EO run!!!!
Yes, that’s what you need! See you in class!
I think I’m running a little behind, as I think class started this week?? We just finished your puppy class but we aren’t quite 6 months old yet. Is class still an option at 5.2 months old or do we need to wait longer?
Yes, we just started, so you can still join, but you have to know you can’t do the whole class program with such a young pup, it would just be too much -- but then, many people take it twice anyway to really master it all.
Hi Silvia! I currently have an 11 week old puppy that we are working on your puppy diaries with. Since I have a puppy that has not met or trained for the requirements, I am curious to when your next foundations online class is? Thank you!
Next Foundations will start in February or so -- so just right for your puppy! 🙂
You recommend to me this class for my pup Neoma, she turns 6 months in two days so she will be ready for the February class! I’m in the process of building equipment, what is the maximum amount of equipment for this class? (I’m sure someone else asked in the comments but I couldn’t find it)
See the green box on top of this site for minimal equipment. It would be great to have some stick in the ground poles as well, so you can work on weaves as well.
Yes I’m wanting to know maximum equipment, like should I start building a teeter, get a full size plank, etc.
I have the minimum required equipment currently minus jump cups, but I’m not worried about bars yet.
You can’t have too much equipement! So next in line of most needed would be channel/weaves, then a 2nd tunnel, then 3 more jumps, then teeter, then dog-walk.
Is you program suitable for all breeds? I have dachshunds. My older one was trained with an in person class, but we have since moved to an area of the country that doesn’t have much for in person agility training. I have a 9 month old dachshund that I want to get trained. I only have my fenced in bark yard. . We have at least 3 jumps, a 6ft tunnel, weaves and some tippy board. I have a list of other equipment to get as soon as finances allow. Just want to make sure this class was suitable for us?
Yes of course! Definitely appropriate for all breeds and you can do a lot with the equipment you have already. Next investment would be stick in the ground poles (if you have regular weaves, not channel) and a 2nd tunnel.
When will the next Foundations class start after March?
Next one starts end of August.
Hi Sylvia, I want to work on Jess’s turning. She is pretty good as differentiating between extension / collection in a sterile environment / slow practice, but add in full course running / lots of noise and she keeps in extension. Wonder if we should look first at cik / cap video first or this course would be good?
Yes, I think the class is great for working on specific problems like this.