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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
Hi Silvia -- i have done the RC with my dog Rush-uh, so i would like to do a repeater course and do it with my new puppy -- what do i sign up for a repeater and participant?
Repeaters are only those taking it again with the same dog, so you are participant with your new pup…
hi Silvia, i want to do a repeater with Rush-uh (120eur) and do my puppy Kenya, participant (180eur) is that correct?
You can take 2nd dog price for her since you’re signing up both.
when will sign up be available for the RDW course
It will open beginning of August.
I subscribed for the last RC course but I wasn’t able to follow it for health reason, I sent you a mail and you told me that I’ll can follow the August course is it alright.
If yes, how does it work to get the subscription ?
I switched your access already then, so you should be able to enter the classroom once it opens. See you in class!
Sum and I will joiny RC in augusy again 😀 But we still can only train once a week, so I don’t expect us to get trail ready in that class (would be great if we do so ofcourse!), so maybe we will need even a 3th time RC class ^^ 😉 Therefor I am wondering if you already have an idear when next (not august) RC will be? 🙂
🙂 Probably January-February.
Great that’s pretty much right after RC class from august! Perfect 🙂
Hi Sylvia -- I am thinking of doing this class with both my dogs….one I have already started on RCs and the other is a re-train. Do I pay for 2 participant classes? As my retrain is currently in the middle of a season of trialling, would you recommend waiting for the end of the season and joining your next class in January/February?
No, you pay for one participant and one 2nd dog (3rd option). No problem to keep trialing while starting with RC.
Ok -- thanks -- that would be 300 Euro then? I already have the dvd 🙂
I am thinking of doing this class with my BC and I see that you recommend a minimum of 3.8m for the wooden plank. In South Africa the normal downward plank is 3.6m I don’t have access to a dogwalk regularly so I would like to do all my training on a plank and then transition to a dogwalk,so I am not sure what length of plank is the best option. I also saw that you said a maximum thickness of 20mm thick and dogwalk width just to confirm. Thank you Taryn
3.6 plank should do if you have a smaller/shorter strided dog. Most BCs will be tempted to do just one hit on that length, so it would be great to have two 3.6 planks and use them as up ramp to down ramp. It’s possible to improvise also when this is not an option, but transition to normal DW is easiest the longer and speedier set up you can build…
For flat work, it’s important the plank is thin OR the edge is digged into the ground well to keep their toes safe from stepping on the edge.
Hi Silvia -- Will this class have unlimited enrollment for repeaters? I may be unable to sign up until a few days after it starts. But I can’t wait!!!
Cindy & Ponyboy
Yes, you can register at any point. See you back in class! 🙂
ciao Silvia,from which date is it possible to register for RC? If I pay now 115 euros as an auditor, how much shall I pay after for the classes?
Registration opened just now 🙂 I didn’t understand what you mean by paying after for the classes? You pay once, at registration.
Because when I try to pay, Paypal tells me that I have to pay 115 euros only -- not 180… Why?
Thanks for your kind reply
That was repeaters’ price. Click on participant option -- it was not on yet until just a bit back, so maybe you need to refresh.