Course Design for ‘Real’ Dogs
The purpose of this online class is to improve understanding of how the course design on the map translates into actual dog performance on the field. Aspects of dog performance important to consider during course design such as leads, striding and jumping skills, lines, angles of approach plus factors that affect safety and handling challenge, will be included. Videos, photos, diagrams, etc will be used to demonstrate real dogs’ performances. Examples of how subtle changes in the course design elements can impact the dog will be included.
Everyone (judges, competitors, etc.) is welcome to participate. Discussion will be generic and not geared toward any one organization. The class will be hosted in a private section on the Awesome Paws forum. You will need to join the forum before you register for the class. The class material will remain available to members after the class is complete. New members may join the group at any time but will not be able to take part in active discussion once class over.
Note: This is not a traditional class with weekly assignments. However, if there is enough interest a follow up class in a lesson format may be offered to allow students to get feedback on their course designs.
Equipment needed: Although not required, Clean Run Course Designer (CRCD) is highly recommended. You can obtain a version of CRCD that will allow you to view courses and other diagrams at www.cleanrun.com.
Course Design for ‘Real’ Dogs 2018
After payment you will be redirected to a page that will contain a registration form. Please fill out and submit this form. If you do NOT get redirected to this page, email Lisa, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for a copy of this form.
Scholarship winners only (register after May 12)
Release of Liability and Claim: By purchasing a class, you agree to the following: I understand that dog training is not without risk. I agree to release and forever discharge Linda Mecklenburg and Awesome Paws from any and all liability. Cancellation Policy: I understand that once registered, refunds will not be available. I understand that this course is intended for my personal and private use only. Any reproduction without the expressed written consent of the class instructor(s) is prohibited.