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Competent Canine Competitor

Does your dog disengage at a trial? Perhaps they run off in agility, blow their stays in obedience, get over-aroused in disc dog. Have you ever wondered what you can do to improve their performance? Then this course is for you! Learn how to maximize on your dog's focus and engagement, tap into reinforcers that work for them and become the team you always wanted to be.

Course Details

With topics including learning about focus and engagement, getting your dog ready to work, the proper use of reinforcement, dealing with stress and failure, working in the zone and bridging the gap between training and competition, this course is a must-take for anyone interested in competing in any dog sport! Given the combination of lecture and video material, you will walk away with the skills necessary to take your training, and trialing, to the next level!

Prerequisites: None.

What You Will Need:

  • your dog
  • 6'-8' leash
  • TON of mid- ot high-value treats
  • clicker
  • toys for your dog thoroughly enjoys playing with

Course Outline

  • Focus and Engagement
  • Ready to Work
  • Dealing with Stress and Failure
  • Working in the Zone
  • Bridging the Gap: Training and Competition
Meet Bonnie Henderson

Bonnie Henderson

Dog Sport Skills Instructor

Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

Local and National Agility Competitor

Earned over 25 MACH titles

3-Time Finalist at AKC Agility Invitational
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Student Enrollment

Intensive learning experience

Full access to all course materials

Full access to course forum

Submit homework and videos

Detailed review from instructor


Auditor Enrollment

Perfect intermediary

Full access to all course materials

Full access to general forum

May view homework forum

May ask instructor questions


Watcher Enrollment

Self-taught option

Full access to all course materials

May view general forum

May view homework forum

May not post or ask questions


NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Dog Training University website to complete your purchase.

This is where you will login and access your course and forum.

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