WEAVE POLES WORKSHOP

Workshop Overview

We will be working in teams of two.  No more than 3 teams (6 people) so that everyone gets more personal attention. You will be able to choose the partner you would like to work with for all three workshops if possible.  There are a list of items to bring which are listed in the FAQs.  The workshops will be held on the following dates:

DATES:

JULY 16, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

JULY 23, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

JULY 30, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

What You Will Learn

Weave Pole Basics we will cover:

SHAPING Basics using the 2 x 2 Weave Pole Method

Understanding TIMING and PLACEMENT of Rewards

Learning how and when to CUE the behavior

Understanding STIMULUS CONTROL

When to reward and when NOT to reward – Understanding Extinction

HOW and WHEN to add additional poles (Upping Criteria)

The Use of Distractions: 

Understanding MOTION as a distraction

Understanding how to add DISTANCE effectively.

Understanding how to implement other DISTRACTIONS

Body Awareness Exercises for Weave Poles:

COMPRESSION and EXTENSION Exercises

CORE and BALANCE Strengthening Exercises

Who Benefits from this Class

This class is geared toward those that are looking for the following:

You know there is a better way to learn how to teach your dog to weave.

You want to “retrain” your weave poles so your dog has a better understanding of the behavior.

You have stalled with your present method of training weaves and the behaviors are not getting any better nor moving forward

You want to see your dog understanding the behavior.

Your weave pole behavior is deteriorating in more stimulating environments.

You cannot seem to get the consistency you need with your dog’s weave pole performance

You want more joy in your training for both you and your dog and less frustration and punishment

You want that desire and speed for doing the weaves

Plans and Pricing

 

What the STUDENTS Are Saying

Don’t just take it from me, let my students do the talking!

“Suzanne Wesley is not only a superb professional trainer, she is a caring and understanding individual.  Her ability to break down behaviors is so clever.  Not only does she relate well with the dogs she teaches she is also supportive to the individual needs of each handler.  It does not matter if you have years of experience or are just starting out with your first dog, Suzanne will customize your training plan to what you and your dog needs first and foremost. ”

Naomi Lane | Naples, Florida

Getting the opportunity to train with Suzanne has exceeded all of my expectations. She has an unbelievable amount of knowledge which allows her to fully break down old behaviors and build them again using a newer scientific based approach.  She is also able to explain the exact steps a handler will need to take in order to improve whatever particular exercise you are working on. This is extremely important because oftentimes we know a behavior needs to be changed, but we don’t necessarily know how to fix it. The content of her lessons and clinics along with the step-by-step instruction is invaluable to both new and experienced handlers. Suzanne is patient with questions, pushes you to move forward and she has a quick wit which keeps training light and fun. Last but not least, My puppy has constant wagging tail from the beginning to end of our sessions and that is a wonderful reflection of Suzanne’s training methods!

Karen Pritchard | Pensacola, FL

Suzanne Wesley is an amazing teacher! She is helping me become the agility handler I want to be. She pushes me outside my comfort zone which has helped me to grow and learn so much. When I first got my puppy, Bounty, she made a few house calls to help me train Bounty in the home environment. I remember she told me that many issues start in the home so she wanted to help me learn how to take advantage of all the learning opportunities available! Additionally she created a private Facebook group so I could post videos and ask questions! I then started taking private lessons at her home with both of my dogs. These sessions were awesome and she helped me understand both of my dogs and their needs. I continue to use the private Facebook page for additional guidance. I then joined her puppy foundation class which gave me and Bounty a strong foundation and helped to build her focus and drive. This class has a private Facebook page as well where she posts videos of exercises you can work on at home. I continued into her handling foundation class which has propelled me and Bounty into being able to run in AKC Premier classes! We even took 1st place in one😍. I can’t say enough good things about the value I receive from Suzanne’s classes and private sessions. Another great thing she offers is course analysis using Coach’s Eye. She will take one of your agility course runs and go through it in detail and show you what you did well and where you can improve and how you can improve! Very valuable to help you become a better handler for your dog!!! If you want to become a better handler I highly recommend you contact Suzanne, schedule a session and become the handler you want to be!!!

Linda Avery Culliton | Crestview, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are typically in your classes

We have no more than 6 students in a clinic or workshop.  Therefore instruction is more personalized and students have the ability to have much more interaction and time training the skills that are presented in the clinic.

What Items do I need to Bring to the Clinic

Please bring the following items with you:

  1.  Crate (either a wire or cloth crate)
  2.  Writing Pad & Pen
  3.  Videoing device (highly recommend taking video)
  4.  Food Rewards – Three kinds (low, medium and high value)
  5.  Toy Rewards – Three kinds (low, medium and high value)
  6.  Water for your dog
Can I upgrade after the first Clinic?

Yes, you can upgrade at any time after registering.  Just email me at suzanne.wesley@cox.net.

Do You Have Questions?

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

 

 

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