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To book please email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au

Online classes will be run via a private Facebook group, we do our best to review videos within 12hrs of posting.  However please note before joining that we don't review videos over the weekend. To be reviewed before the weekend your video must be uploaded by 3pm Friday or it will be done Monday. You are welcome to post videos over the weekend they will be review Monday. If there is something you really need clarification with I'm happy to answer your question on the weekend for sure.

There are limited working places.

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Verbal cues ( starters )-

to book email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au

Dates: Videos will be released on the following dates.

Access to lesson one right away - however official start date

Lesson 1- Wednesday 9th August 2023
Lesson 2- Wednesday 23rd August 2023

Lesson 3- Wednesday 6th September

Lesson 4- Wednesday 20th September 2023

Feedback end 4th October

Access to group till 1st December 2023

 

Min Age approx. 13mths (low jumps) 

Verbal cues- They are everywhere and at times can be daunting to know where to start when teaching or perhaps you might have a few but are a little overwhelmed with when to use them & maybe your dog is also struggling to understand each cue? Or maybe you are just looking for motivation, a course to keep you on top of things?

This online class will cover all the core verbal's from straight jumps to tight wraps & back of jumps to threadles.

Each lesson covers

What you Get:

  • verbal's you can work on for 2 weeks before the next lesson comes- this way you are not overwhelmed with information. 

  • Printout: Detailed diagrams of what each verbal means & description of the verbal, you can print and take with you.

  • There are 2 videos with each verbal cue:  basic level -on how to train each cue  & Intermediate level- Testing the verbal:

Basic video: Each Basic video explains the verbal- what it means- & when you would use it as well as how to train it using 1 jump.

Intermediate video: which pushes and tests the understanding a little more.This gives you the best of both words. If you have a cue you think your dog understands, you can test it. If you need to, you can then go back to the basic video for a refresher.

I explain the verbal cue I use and why- however you are welcome to use & choose whatever verbal cue you are comfortable with.

Lesson 1:

Jump- Tight wrap-Back of jump Lala

Lesson 2:

Ts (soft long turn) Diga-tight back of jump Nana

Lesson 3:

Rear Cross- Wit (discrimination cue) Threadle on jump

Lesson 4:

threadles- In in – Here- Jumpa

What you need:
2 x jumps (you can use one for basic but intermediate needs 2 at times) 

1-2 x cones or anything similar 

1 x tunnel- the tunnel is only used in Lesson 4 "Here". so not required.

Working:$150.00 per dog- (working spots are limited to be able to allow me to give in-depth personal feedback.), you have access to the videos, ask questions, & can upload videos for feedback.

Audit: $80.00 per person you will have access to all videos & can ask questions but will not be able to post videos for personalised feedback.

To Book a spot in this online class please email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au and you will receive a confirmation in a few days and a link on how to pay.
Please email the below details:

Name:
Dogs Name:

Dogs Age:

Working or Auditing?

 DRILLS IGNITED - CLOSED

to book email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au

Dates: Videos will be released on the following dates.
Lesson 1- Monday 10th April 2023
Lesson 2- Monday 24th April 2023

Lesson 3- Monday 8th May 2023

Feedback end 22nd May 2023
 

Min Age approx. 15mths

This is our 6th Drills Ignited with all new Drills and Skills to help motivate you to get out there to train. Its about learning skills, improving what you have, working on timing of your handling and cue while at times testing various combinations. Expect to fail and learn from it, expect to surprise yourself with brilliance. Learning is about trying things out, learning from them and moving forward. The course has 3 lessons with 3 drills in each. Other videos may be added if the group needs clarity. 

 


Level: We use all skills from back of jump, tight wraps, tunnel & jump threadles, YES these can be broken down to reward however it's only fair if they have an understanding of the skill we are testing. 

What you get:

  • Lesson Videos every 2 weeks (this allows you time to get your video in) 

within the video you get the sequence demonstrated by either Quest, Vybe or more basic stuff with Billie Jean as well as it in slow motion.

Sometimes some explanation on certain ways of handling and different options to handle.

  • Course maps with written explanation on how to handle so you can print out and take outside with you.
     

What you need:
4 x Jumps

1 x Tunnel 

Working:$.00 per dog- (working spots are limited to be able to allow me to give in-depth personal feedback.), you have access to the videos, ask questions, & can upload videos for feedback.
 

Audit: $.00 per person you will have access to all videos & can ask questions but will not be able to post videos for personalised feedback.

To Book a spot in this online class please email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au and you will receive a confirmation in a few days and a link on how to pay.
Please email the below details:

Name:
Dogs Name:

Dogs Age:

Working or Auditing?

If you want working and miss out are you ok to Audit?

2 x 2 Weave Training Feedback - CLOSED

to book email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au


 

Min Age approx. 15mths

WEAVING ONLINE: Using Susan Garrett 2x2 training method

I’ve always loved training weavers and each of my dogs have all been so different to train, each needing their own time frame and unique tweaks to how I’ve approached it. From Mr. Plug who took 9 days to learn 12 straight poles (I would never do that again) to Quest who I broke it down over a couple months.

When I taught Vybe I put together day by day training for others to follow but I never released it.
Please let it be known I follow Susan Garrett 2x2 method it’s by far the best IMO, I’m not reinventing the wheel here, it’s her method and I’m just following her DVD- what I’m offering is feedback on your journey. Not everyone understands the DVD and can often set things up incorrectly, reward incorrectly and it can really impact on the success of the method.


Now I’m starting to train Billie Jean I thought perhaps this might be a great opportunity to open up weaving online to help others along their journey as I embark on my own with Billie. I might from time to time post my videos with her… but the videos I currently have are of Vybe.

When weave training there is a lot of trouble shootings, tweaking and mechanics involved. getting these small details correct can be a game changer and it’s always more fun to train when you feel part of a group to help motivate and inspire you.


Most common issues are:

  • People not knowing where to start

  • Not getting angles of poles correct

  • Timing of reward

  • Not understanding placement of reward

 

All these small details that can make the world of difference.
 

This course all  about getting feedback on your mechanics, somewhere to ask questions and gaining unique feedback on your training. To help motivate you to get out there and train & to give you confidence and support along the way!
 

This Course will be run from a private Facebook group
There are Guides listed day by day to follow.

2 months feedback with 4 months access- Starting Tuesday 17th May 2022


You will have access to all the videos when you start so it’s up to you where you want to start. (Keep in mind I might suggest you go back a step or 2)


Keeping your training video short is really important to be able to get detailed feedback, the longer your video the harder the feedback is to give & for you to follow the feedback given. Less is always more.

Working:$150.00 per dog

Places are limited I want time to work with each team.


What you need:
2 or 3 sets of 2x2

Eventually-Access to full set 12 weavers but really the gold is in the first steps.
I would recommend you watch Susan Garrett DVD as well


(If you don’t have the DVD or 2 x2 weavers ask a friend to borrow theirs for a month or so) I know I’ve let friends borrow mine before.

To book please email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au

Please email the below details:

Your Name:

Dogs Name
Dogs Age:

We will email you payment details once we have allocated places.

You will be added to the group on Tuesday 17th May 2022


In the mean time I would suggest you have your dog looked at by your person you use for adjustment to make sure they are nice and sound and ready to start. A common indicator to know when a dog is sore is they miss weave entries, so you want to rule out any soreness before you start. 

Once payment is made I will give you some skills to work on that will help your weave pole journey.

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