Science & Nature

Beginner Dog Agility Training: Easy Exercises You Can Do at Home (FLEX) 7-11 y/o

In this flex class, students will learn dog tricks and exercises that are not only useful for any beginner agility dog, but that are also fun and informative.
Madeleine L
29 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 9 learners
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Class

No live meetings

Over 5 weeks

7-11

year olds

1-8

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Description

Class Experience

Students will bond with their dog through multiple exercises and trick learning. The exercises are also useful for day-to-day activities and making your dog more safe and responsive. Students will also improve their understanding of the sport of dog agility. 
I train two miniature poodles in obedience, trick learning, recall training, and the sport of dog agility. Both my dogs compete in the sport of agility.
For maximum success, students should take 5-10 minutes daily to practice the exercises learned in this class. 
- A dog! Age doesn’t matter. A dog can always learn new things.
- Yummy treats! I typically use high-value treats like cheese, hot dogs, freeze-dried meats, cooked chicken, etc. 
- Their favorite toy(s).
- A box, about the size of the dog.
- A jump. It could made out of a broomstick, or in my case, a hockey stick! 
- A leash (optional). 6 feet is typical.
- A fun positive attitude! Dogs can sometimes be frustrating to work with. This makes success even more rewarding in the end!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students must post videos of their training progress (1-2 minutes each exercise) for review. I will review the videos and give feedback on how to proceed next in their training. Each student and dog will advance at different speeds and levels, and that is absolutely normal. Assessment is more so based on how the exercise is implemented and completed, than the actual results. Technique is key!
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
An adult should be around during dog training to supervise. This keeps the student and the dog safe. 

Teacher

Madeleine L
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Lives in Canada
An enthusiastic chemistry graduate student aspiring to become a high school teacher
29 total reviews
76 completed classes

About Me

Hi there! My name is Madeleine, and I live in New-Brunswick, Canada. I am currently a graduate student studying chemistry and physics. Last year, I completed by Bachelor's degree in chemistry and math at the University of Indianapolis. During my... 
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