Have you watched handlers running Premier and International-style courses and thought those fancy-looking skills looked fun? Would you like to try?

Take your first steps with this four-week class. It will take you through the foundation steps to four key skills that lead to advanced-level handling: 

  • Backside send
  • Blind cross
  • Convergent lines
  • Weave pole confidence

Exercises designed to build weave pole skills and independence will be a part of each class. 

Each of the first three classes will focus on learning how to train and do one of these key handling skills: backside sends, blind crosses and convergent lines.

During the first three weeks, we will begin training that week’s focal skill through small sequences and drills. Our final class will be a Premier-inspired course that includes the skills we’ve learned.

Who should take this class

This class is appropriate to recent graduates of DTCCU Agility 3 and above. You and your dog should have familiarity with common handling skills such as front crosses, rear crosses, lead outs and post turns. Your dog should be able to maintain control and focus in a learning situation.

Young dog teams advancing from basic foundations and teams that are new to Premier and International-style handling skills are a great fit!

We will include 6-12 channel weaves in each class.

Note to advanced teams

This course is not primarily designed for teams with established high level handling skills. However, these teams may find the class useful for refining and reinforcing existing skills in a small sequence format.

Contact Barbara Scanlan if you have questions about whether this class is a good fit for your team. 

Class Progression Chart

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