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- minimal equipment: a mat to start with (and then access to dog-walk later on) and RC DVD
- minimal space: 15 m
- all levels welcome
January Running Contacts class, starting on January 10, is now open for registration! Most work is done with no equipment and just a mat: working on turns, soft turns, straight exits, and various handling before any DW work, so you don't need much room to start off.
Here are some graduation videos of dogs from the previous classes. I chose different sizes and only those who started from zero so you can see how far they got in less than 4 months:
The class is appropriate for total beginners (from 7 months old on), retrains from 2on2off and all who have running contacts already (even if not trained with a mat), but want to work on various exits or any other aspect of RC - all the feedback is completely individual, so all levels are welcome. I will also publish all the lessons right at the start of the class, so you can continue from wherever you currently are.
Minimum age for this class is 7 months and the minimum equipment is now just the DVD + a mat - like a towel or a doormat - and later on occasional access to a dog-walk, ideally one that can be lowered.
This class is 12 weeks long (+2 weeks of a catch up break in between) and starts on January 10, but you can register already now and then enter the classroom HERE.
Please note that only those who took this class with the SAME dog before qualify as repeaters!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 a RC video download link) - 310 EUR / cca 330 USD|
|in case you already have the DVD, choose this participant option - 270 EUR / cca 280 USD|
|auditor/repeater/2nd dog - 230 EUR / cca 240 USD (DVD is not required for auditors, but is highly recommended)|
|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
first of all I have to say, that I´m really happy I came across your Homepage! I bought two of your Videos already (Foundations and Cik&Cap) and find it awesome how fun, logical and therefore ‘simple’ agility training can be(I hope you understand what I mean… 😉 ). I love the fact, that you always insist on adapting the training method to the dog you have and not otherwise! I would say my dog and I are advanced beginners in agility, but somehow lost in the jungle of training methods even more because we have no really good training options in near surroundings so I always have to drive very far 🙁
So here´s my question: after long thinking about doing RCs or not I decided to give it a try and buy your video first to have a look at it.
But when is the latest date I can join the online class that starts in August? I don´t know yet if I will have enough time then for a class so it doesn´t make sense to register now…
Thank you and have a nice day!
Happy to hear the videos are helping with your training! Definitely best when you can train on your own without a long drive! I usually close the registration a couple of weeks after the beginning, so you have till about mid-August to decide, but of course, it’s best to decide till August 1st, so you can start right away!
Thank you very much for your superfast reply! Ok, I´ll see how I can manage my free time and hope I will be there right on time for the beginning 🙂
Do I register for participant/repeater at $210 US for Blew Bayou?
No, as a repeater -- so you chose the correct option.
Hi Silvia. I signed up for the current running contacts class, but can’t access the classroom. Joan
O.k., I fixed your access, it should work now.
Silvia, I signed for August 1 RC class but it doesn’t show up in “My Classes”.
For some reason, your payment doesn’t show up… Are you sure it went through? From which e-mail did you pay?
If I want to start with another dog ? Do I have to pay full price or repeater
Hey is it to late to start with a second dog ? Already done this course once but doing it with a 7 month old puppy. Do I have to pay full price or repeaters ?
Yes, you can still join! With a new dog, you’re again a participant yes, sorry…
When will you have another RC class after the February class? My puppy will only be 7 months, and I’m not sure he’ll be ready for the Feb. class
Not really sure yet, but usually the 2nd one is in August. You can check back in February and we can reevaluate what would be best for him -- 7 months might work just right for a small breed.
Thanks! I’ll do that. I can’t wait to do the puppy class with Kip.
I was trying to apply for the February class, but I may have applied for the August class by mistake.
Yes, the February class is not open yet, but I can switch your access to the next class. Just let me know if you want to be an auditor or do you want to upgrade to a participant? And do you have the video already or not?
I want to be a participant.
And the video has.
O.k., I’ll send you a money request for the difference and then switch you to the next class.
The difference payment process was executed.
O.k., I switched your access to the next class now, so you should be able to access it once it opens end of January. See you then!