Dog Sports & Behavior Series: Agility

The Brain, Behavior, And Dog Sports: How Understanding The Dog's Brain Can Help You Build Amazing Dog Sport Skills Join Tracy to take your understanding of training and behavior to a whole new level! From a trainer's perspective, we will be looking at the dog's brain and how it affects behavior in dog sports. This understanding will help you build amazing training plans and problem solve (for yourself and your students), and enter the ring with a confident, resilient canine partner. These webinars are suitable for dog sports teams, veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 6pm to 7:30pm EST
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This is an online event.

A link will be emailed one day prior to the event. You do not need to have the app in order to view the live event or the recording.

"Doors" open 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event. Feel free to log in and wait in our "waiting room" via the video app. We will be using Zoom to stream the event.

This webinar will be recorded. Anyone who purchases a ticket will receive the recording within 2 weeks after the live event. You will be able to view the webinar even if you cannot join us on the event date. The recordings will be available for viewing for up to 12 months. This webinar will not be available for purchase after the series is complete.

CEUs will be granted to those who purchase a ticket, even if they cannot join us on the date of the live event.

Early Bird Ticket - before October 1: $25
General Admission Ticket - after October 1: $40
Cancellation policy: No refunds
Meet the instructor

Tracy Sklenar

Tracy also has extensive coaching experience, ranging from local competitors to international teams. She bases her Feet Forward approach on the streamlined international styles of handling found in parts of Europe and emphasizes teamwork, connection, independence, consistency, mental focus, play, and fun for both the handler and the dog to build a clear system of communication for each team. She came out of team coaching retirement to coach Team USA at the IFCS World Agility Championships in Valencia, Spain in 2017, and stayed on to coach the 2018 USA team in Italy. In 2012 and 2011, she was the Coach/Manager of Team USA at the World Agility Open in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and in both years was proud to see the US team bring home more medals than any other country - both times! She served as the Manager/Coach for Team Canada at the IFCS World Agility Championships in 2008, 2010, and in 2012. These teams were also very successful, ranking high in the Individual medal count and bringing home medals in the Team event.
Outside of international competitions, Tracy’s local, national and international students from live classes, seminars, and online classes have achieved great success with a variety of breeds, including championship titles, national finals appearances, top-five finishes in their breed, Invitational appearances, and more! Tracy uses positive reinforcement, motivational games, and shaping to build brilliant behaviors while teaching the handlers to be consistent and positive in their handling and dog training.
Patrick Jones - Course author