So excited that Amanda Nelson is offering one of her Distance Handling classes through Touchango K9 :-) This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best Distance Handlers.
During this 4 week class Amanda will be going over exercises to help build your dogs distance skills as well as confidence building exercises for both the dog and handler. Amanda will cover skills such as vertical distance skills, lateral distance skills, and adding distance to your directionals. This class is perfect for young dogs just starting out, or older dogs who need to take their distance skills to the next level! Amanda gives detailed feedback on all homework and will tailor the lessons to each team.
Amanda Nelson is well known for her distance handling skills, and she has been traveling the country and teaching seminars for 20+ years. She has traveled around the world to Australia, Japan, Netherlands, England, and Switzerland teaching all levels of agility, with nearly all dog breeds. Amanda is also a regular trainer on the world renowned Fenzi Dog training Academy. Amanda focuses on teaching teamwork as well as how to create a strong connection between dog and handler. She works with all styles of handling, from running with your dog to distance handling. Amanda tailors each training session, large or small, to the dog and handler to help bring out the best in the team. Her training techniques consist of a large amounts of targeting, food rewards, and toy rewards. Creating a fun learning environment for the dog encourages a fast, fun, and motivated dog in the agility ring. Amanda uses a combination of Upper Body Cues, Lower Body Cues, and Verbal Cues. This system was derived from the natural cues that most dogs read and pick up quickly. Handlers are taught how to use all of these cues, together, to create a customized handling system that can be tailored to their unique dog. All of these techniques have resulted in Amanda earning numerous titles with her dogs including the MOD SQUAD award, Purple Achievement Cup, and over 40 NADAC Championship titles. She has won the NADAC Championships multiple times, including winning the Super Stakes and Starter Stakes division. She has also been Top Bonus Dog, Top Purple Dog, and Top Dog of the Year several times in NADAC.
15 Working spots - you will have open access on the course and will submit video for feedback and ask any questions from Amanda.
Unlimited auditors - you will be able to view all lessons, posts and videos but will not be able to comment or ask questions.
4 week course
Course starts on Sunday 3rd December 2017 and will be run through a closed Facebook group. You will have access to this group for 6 months after the course has finished.