Independent Study Classes

Independent Study

One Jump Skills

Puppy ClassThis course is part of the jumping program outlined in the soon-to-be-released book Mastering Jumping Skills (MJS). One Jump Skills covers material equivalent to that found in MJS Chapter 6. This course covers the introduction of one jump skills that are designed to practice specific mechanical jumping skills: Jumping on Cue, Recalls (Collection, Bend, Double Bend, Extension, Slice, Back up), Runbys, Sends (Forward and Backside), and Wraps. Click for more details.

Foundation Jump Training

Puppy ClassThis course is part of the jumping program outlined in the soon-to-be-released book Mastering Jumping Skills (MJS). Foundation Jump Training covers material equivalent to that found in MJS Chapter 5. The goal for early jump training is to lay a solid foundation while maintaining consistency with the body language you will use later to cue your dog on course. In this course a clicker and treats will be used to shape your dog’s initial jumping efforts which are the foundation of all future jumping skills. Click for more details.

Foundation Flatwork

Puppy ClassThis course is part of the jumping program outlined in the soon-to-be-released book Mastering Jumping Skills (MJS). Foundation Flatwork for Jumping covers material equivalent to that found in MJS Chapter 4. Before embarking on a jumping program with your dog, he should be prepared with preliminary training specifically geared for building future jumping skills. Preliminary training includes physical conditioning and foundation flatwork. Flatwork is used to lay the foundation for successful jumping performance before jumps are introduced. Click for more details.

2017 Skills and Drills

Not your traditional class.  Offered by Jennifer Crank this new format will present a different drill or new skill each week . That is 13 various training drills you can set up and work with your dog. Each drill will require no more than 5 obstacles and will be able to be performed in a limited space. Click for more details.

Backside Basics

Puppy ClassThis class is designed to introduce dogs and handlers to backside skills, both at a single jump and in small drills. The basics of handling backsides will be covered. Dogs will also be taught the skills necessary for success on the most common types of backsides. Click for more details.