Online Classes- 

 

These courses will be run on a secret Facebook group that we will add you to once payment is made.

Drills Ignited #3 -

 

Each Lesson will have 3 drills ranging from approx. 7 to 10 obstacles, these can be run in their entirety or broken down into skills to reward and build confidence.

 

Mr Plug will demonstrate the drill in its entirety whereas Quest who is a Novice dog aged 2yrs old will break down the skills to build confidence and at times she will be able to piece together the sequence and other times there are areas we need to work on before putting it all together. 

 

The idea of this online course is to work on perfecting skills rather than just going through the motions of getting from the start to the finish. 

 

The drills will have everything from Front crosses, Blind Crosses, threadles, back of jumps all with the option to make them easier if that is what your dog needs.

The course will be run in a secret Facebook group and all feedback will be individual and tailored to help you and your dog grow as a team, to get a better connection and working relationship. As well as help you pinpoint areas to work on and give you suggestions on how to improve on those areas. 

We have kept the drills to 3 per lesson as this is a reasonable number of drills to work on skills without feeling overwhelmed or like you will be left behind.

 

 

Equipment Needed:

x 4 jumps 

x 1 Cone (optional)

x 1 Tunnel

 

Level: The full drills are Intermate to Master level, however, the skills can be broken up to be anything from Pre novice to novice depending on your dogs skill level. There are threadles, back of jumps, check & send n leave. 

 

Lesson Dates:

30th April Lesson 1

14th May Lesson 2

28th May Lesson 3

11th June Lesson 4

25th June Lesson 5

9th July Lesson 6

 

Cost: $150.00 per dog-If you have multiple dogs you can swap dogs throughout the course,  however, 2 dogs = 1 spot so you can't do all the drills with both dogs.

Majority of the feedback is given during the week, as weekends are for my dogs to spend some time with me, however happy to answer questions if its something you are really stuck on.

 

Limited spot available so bookings are essential, once you have confirmation, payment will secure your spot. 

 

To book please email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au 

 

 
FUNdamentals online-

 

 

Our fundamentals online course will be a collection of foundation skills, games & activities that will help create a solid foundation & build a strong relationship while helping you gear them up to create an amazing agility dog. All while teaching you the art of playing, having fun and letting your hair down to embrace the fun of training.  These are all the things I worked on with Quest -a dog who had little play drive, a very small attention span and little interest to work with me. Today she is attentive, focused & always out to please. The transformation has been amazing and it all comes down to the games we have played, criteria & modifying our training to suit the type of dog she was, to mould her into the dog she is today. There is also the other side of the spectrum the high drive dogs of the world where channelling their ability to think through arousal is the key focus. No matter the level your dog is at these games will help you and your dog.
 

This online course will be structured to cover the key elements but also will have the flexibility to be able to work
on areas you might be struggling with.  For those who have completed foundation classes with us there will be things you have done, but this allows you to send in your video to get personal one on one feedback tailored to what you need right now and give you direction on where you should be heading, when to move forward and what you need to review. 
 

The online course will be run through a secret facebook group.

Videos will be uploaded along with written notes to follow.

You can post your videos on the site or you can also privately send them to me for feedback if you don't want to upload to the group but we do encourage you to so everyone can learn together (but we understand not everyone is comfortable doing this and that is ok) 

We will cover such things as:

  • Flatwork- Impulse control, building drive, crate games, start lines, focus forward, retrieve, hand touches  & travel plank for 2o2o contact. 

  • Tunnels- drive, focus, turns, impulse control

  • Grid jumps- helping build value for jumps, ability to negotiate & read angles, work on jump form & lots more.

  • Sends n Go's

  • & lots more.

 

Equipment Needed:

Access to a tunnel

x 4 jumps (these can be wingless but at least 1 wing)

x 1 Cone (maybe 2 but you can use a wing)

x 1 Travel plank (but you can also use stairs if you don't have a travel plank)

 

Age: 5mths old to pre-novice level. 

 

 

Limited spot available so bookings are essential, once you have confirmation, payment will secure your spot. 

 

To book please email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au 

 

 
FUN- Skill Building- online- Closed 
 

                                                     This online class based on H360 handling system we will visit some core foundation skill                                                        that we still use now with our own dogs. They are skills sets we should be continually                                                            training thought- out our dogs career.

 

                                                         We quickly move on to training and developing our ability to send and leave,                                                                     understanding and applying our Lower body Rotation & Kturn’s, advancing our lala &                                                       nana’s. We look at tunnels and how there are much more then they seem...Working on                                                  our Serps, threadles and begin to add motion and speed. We learn about proofing bars,                                                threadle rears, blind crosses and finally the last 2 Lessons, of course, we begin to put all these skills together in small sequences to lead you into our next online class -Drills Ignited #1.

It helps with building drive, troubleshooting any training issues you might be seeing and really creating clarity for you and your dog in your training. 

 

You will receive personal individual feedback and at times if needed we sometimes add extra exercises and drills that will help you. 

Each fortnight you will receive a checklist so you can follow through check off what you have done & keep notes as a training journal if you like. There are also a number of diagrams to help your learning.

 

Equipment Needed:

x 3 jumps (preferably winged but at least 1 wing)

x 1 Tunnel

x 1 Cone

 

Prerequisite: 

Would prefer if dogs understood basic verbal’s, however, we have added Pre homework to teach the cues Jump, check, Lala & ts (Sprinkler) so knowing them is not essential. Dogs need to be confident going through a tunnel.

Min Age 13mths

 

 

Duration: 6 lessons over 12 weeks (Releasing a new lesson every 2 weeks)  

 

Cost :

Limited spot available so bookings are essential, once you have confirmation, payment will secure your spot. 

 

To book please email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au 

 

 
Drills Ignited #1 - online - Closed
 

                                                 3 jumps, 1 tunnel and a whole heap of learning fun!

                                                      Each week you will be given a  Fundamentals skill using 1 jump as well as the Drills                                                                          (these are typically 1-6 drills, ranging from 1-10 obstacles) each lesson using the same set up and                                                      and working on different skill sets & handling options.  

 

                                                      Our 1 jump fundamental skill will be focusing on something different each lesson. This                                                                      will help you hone in on a specific Skill allowing you to work at your level, it might be                                                                   something new to you, or it might be something you can work on to perfect and push your                                                 understanding and training..

With each lesson you will receive a checklist so you can follow through & keep notes as a training journal if you like.

Course maps that are numbered and some weeks you will receive diagrams to help better understand.  

 

Equipment Needed:

x 3 jumps (preferably winged but at least 1 wing)

x 1 Tunnel

x 1 Cone

 

Duration: 6 lessons over 12 weeks- Releasing a new lesson every fortnight
Feedback for the
14 week duration and access to the group for 6mths after

 

Prerequisite: Dogs must be proficient in sequencing and have learned some independence with

verbal’s such as the back of jumps, threadles, Serps & be confident in tunnels. 

 

 

 

To book please email katie@topdogbuilders.com.au 

 

 

Drills Ignited #2 - online - 

                                                 

                                    Drills Ignited #2 online course is made up of 6 lessons containing approx. 6 different                                                                                   sequences each lesson, these lessons will be rolled out over 12 weeks. Allowing you time                                                                  to video your training upload them, receive your feedback and then rework areas in                                                                          which suggestions and feedback were made.

 

                                                       Where I see in the group a targeted skill needs to be worked on I will also be add                                                                        videos to help improve these areas. There will also be a few extra videos on skills to                                                                    work on but Drills Ignited #2 is more working on the sequences.

                                                   

                                          There are limited spots available so booking is essential by emailing katie@topdogbuilders.com.au &

 

payment must be received to secure your bookings. With each lesson, you will receive a checklist so you can follow through & keep notes as a training journal if you like.

Course maps that are numbered and some weeks you will receive diagrams to help better understand.  

 

Your dogs will need to be able to sequence jumps and tunnels, have an understanding of back of jumps &  threadles. 

This online course will be run through a secret Facebook group you will be joined up to once payment is confirmed. 

 

Equipment Needed:

x 4 jumps (preferably winged but at least 2 wings)

x 1 Tunnel

 

 

Duration: 6 lessons over 12 weeks (Releasing a new lesson every 2 weeks)  

Start Date: