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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)|
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 -- Happy New Year to you. I am planning to take the Running Contacts class in February. There is one place it says that registration is open now, and one place it says Jan 20, so I wasn’t sure if I can sign up now, or should wait until Jan 20. Also, concerning the dvd, the new dvd is the one titled “Easiest Way To Running Contacts,” yes? A friend took the summer class and mentioned you had changed the matwork slightly from the video. So I want to make sure that is still the new video. Thank you!
Happy New Year!!! Registration for RC class opens on Jan 20. And yes, that’s the right DVD for it, the changes have been pretty minor. See you in class!
Hi again Silvia. I took the Running Contacts class in 2012 with Icarus. I have the new DVD and a new puppy. I want to register for the new session and wondered if I am eligible for the repeater price? Thank you!
REpaeters are only those taking the class again with the same dog, sorry…
Hi! I’m Elisa.
It’s my fisrt time, can I register without taking the DvD?
If you have the DVD already, then yes. If not, then no -- you need it to follow the class.
Silvia -- Seeker has a very good RDW with straight and soft turn exit, but we haven’t started the AF yet. Would that be something we could do in this class?
Sure, we can do that. But very likely, you won’t need the whole class for that as AF should be easy if DW is good… So if he can do the rest already, then you probably don’t really need the class…
When is the latest I can register for the RC class? Kip hurt his toe, and although it is almost 100%, I think we would probably miss at least the first 2 weeks of class.
Oh no for the toe! I hope it’s o.k. soon… I leave the entries open for at least 3 weeks after we start, so you can just wait and see.
i have the dvd, how do i know if its old or new
If it’s Running Contacts that make you smile, it’s the old one. If it’s The easiest way to Running Contacts, it’s the new one.
Just a short question, I already did the RC classe of January. Do I register as repeater for the July one?
Thanks for your answer.
Yes of course, you are a repeater.
Hi, when will start the next RC class?
Hi! Next RC class starts end of July/beginning of August.
Hi! Can I sign-up for the RC class that is starting in early Aug already? The webpage is still showing January so I wasn’t sure if it’s open for registration for the August class yet? Thanks!
Registration for that class is not open yet, no… -- it opens about 2 weeks before the class starts, so it’s best to check back then! See you soon in class!
Hi Sylvia. I was about to purchase running contacts. My pup will be 7 months next week. However, I’m wondering if I should wait until your next intake when she will be a bit older and have a better idea of directional commands etc. When would the next class be?
Next RC class will start in July. So I would actually start now to get the basics down -- I don’t worry about directionals until much later on…