Each winter, the Wednesday night classes take a small break from the usual class rotation in order to offer a short 3 or 4 week ‘special topics’ session. January 2017’s minimester topic is Distance Handling and will be taught by Branchwater instructor Janet Gauntt. Janet and her dogs have earned hundreds of gamble legs with two dogs placing in the Top Ten nationally in the USDAA Masters Gamblers class (Sequel 2010 – 2016), and Romance (2013 – 2014).
Distance handling is important not just for the games classes of Gamblers (USDAA) and FAST (AKC), but as an important essential skill in negotiating complex standard and jumpers course. This minimester session will work on drills designed to provide the skills and teamwork to confidently negotiate obstacles at a distance.
This course meets in 2 sessions each night limited to 6 working spots each. (Auditors are $40). Session 1 runs from 7:15 to 8:30 and Session 2 from 8:30 to 9:45
Cost: $100 / 4 weeks
When: January 4, 11, 18, 25
Who: Dogs entered into the class must be able to perform all the equipment and must be able to sequence 4 obstacles.
How: The enrollment application is located here.