The registration cost for an 8-week class is $120 and the cost for a 4-week class (or workshop) is $60.

International Foundations – Part 1 Backside Sends, Backside Blinds & 270 Turns

Instructor: Barbara Scanlan

Date:  Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Length:  Four hours

Cost: $40 for members, $60 for nonmembers

Recommended for: Dogs 1 year and older

Prerequisites: Agility 3 and above, or equivalent. Dogs and handlers should be trained on basic handling such as front crosses, rear crosses and jump wraps. Teams should have a basic understanding of backside sends and blind crosses. 

Course Description:  This workshop is the first of a two-part series that will give developing teams a chance to work on some important, upper-level skills from the ground up. Teams will have a chance to build skill and competency on cuing and executing backside sends, backside blind crosses and 270 turns. Dogs will also have a chance to alternate focused work with a chance to open up, run and have fun. 

Teams will have the chance to test these skills on a simplified AKC ISC course in Young Dogs International Foundation Part 2. This workshop is scheduled for April 22. 

Number of participants limited to 6.

Students need to bring:

  • Collar and lead
  • High value treats cut into very small bits – Such as steak, cheese, liver, etc.
  • Your dog’s favorite, motivating toys.
  • A crate cover and a chewie or other toy/s to help your pup relax when not working.