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Independent Study Classes

Course Design and Dog Performance

​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.  Click for more details.
Foundation Jump Training

This course is part of the jumping program outlined in the 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.  Click for more details. 

Advanced Jumping Drills

Puppy ClassThis class is designed for dogs that are currently competing to expand their jumping skills. Advanced drills from the upcoming Mastering Jumping Skills (MJS) Volume 2 such as collection grids, extension to collection transition drills, convergence, slicing, expansion/contraction drills etc will be included. Click for more details.

Tunnels Ahead

Tunnels appear on almost every type of course in our sport: standard, jumpers, premier/biathlon, and  then some!  This class will emphasize a solid foundation on this important obstacle.  Each week will build on various skills and increase the difficulty with fun and challenging drills and games.

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Skills & Drills 2018

This class will help ensure that your dog isn’t missing crucial training time during the cold months of winter.  We will provide short drills that require no more than five obstacles.

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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.

Foundation Flatwork

This course is part of the jumping program outlined in the  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.

One Jump Skills

Puppy ClassThis course is part of the jumping program outlined in the 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.

Seminars -TBA

Consultation

Video Feedback
Puppy ClassNEW for 2016. If you are working independently and need help, you may submit a short video for feedback. Send to video link and explanation to Linda at awesomepaws@aol.com
Price: $15 

Books

Developing Handling Skills
After years of observation, study, experimentation, and practical application, Linda Mecklenburg has arrived at a simple but comprehensive approach to agility handling that is appropriate for all dogs and handlers, from the beginner to the most accomplished competitor. Available at cleanrun.com, Click Here
Mastering Jumping Skills
Mastering Jumping Skills for Awesome Agility Dogs (Volume 1) is a comprehensive jumping program designed to prepare your dog for the jumping challenges that he will face in agility.
Available at cleanrun.com, Click Here

DVDs

Intro to Handling in Agility DVD
Intro to Handling DVDA must-see for all agility competitors, this DVD is an actual seminar presented by Linda Mecklenburg at the Clean Run training facility several years ago.
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Price: $25 
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Handling Common Sequences in Agility DVD
Handling Common SequencesThis DVD contains demonstrations of Linda Mecklenburg and one of her dogs performing common sequences in agility as described in Chapter 6 of her highly acclaimed agility handling book, Developing Handling Skills.
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Balancing Cues in Agility DVD

   Balancing Cues DVDYour ability to communicate with your dog and guide him through a course depends on your understanding of how to balance the six basic agility cues—motion, shoulders, location, arm/hand signals, verbal cues, and eyes—described in Linda Mecklenburg’s highly acclaimed book Developing Handling Skills. For a full description click here
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Online Video Rentals

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Special Method of Contact Training: Running A-frame
This video on demand is the first of the “Special” series on contact training which will describe my favorite methods of training contacts (derived after experimenting with many methods over the years). This video covers the running A-frame. For a full description click here.
Price: FREE 
Handling Common Sequences in Agility
This video on demand contains demonstrations of Linda Mecklenburg and one of her dogs performing common sequences in agility as described in Chapter 6 of her book, Developing Handling Skills (DHS).
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Price: FREE 
Introduction to Handling in Agility – Part 1 of 3
Part 1 of the Introduction to Handling in Agility Video on Demand.
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Price: FREE 
Introduction to Handling in Agility – Part 2 of 3
Part 1 of the Introduction to Handling in Agility Video on Demand.
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Price: FREE 
Introduction to Handling in Agility – Parts 3 of 3
Part 1 of the Introduction to Handling in Agility Video on Demand.
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Price: FREE 
Introduction to Handling in Agility – Parts 1, 2 and 3
A must-see for all agility competitors, this video is an actual seminar presented by Linda Mecklenburg and recorded live by Eric Larson at the Clean Run training facility in March 2009.
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Price: FREE