Critical Skills for Your Up & Coming Performance Dog

Critical Skills for Your Up & Coming Performance Dog

Instructor: Karen Holik
Course Type: 8-week instructor-guided course starts March 6; Limit of 20 Premier students. No limit on Standard students.
$175.00 - $249.00

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Ready to begin training your new puppy? This class focuses on the foundation skills that are essential for a successful career in agility. While it is ideal to learn these skills as a puppy, this is also a great class for dogs who may have missed some foundational skills or dogs sidelined from the ring who need mental stimulation without stressing their bodies.

Lessons include attention games and games to teach your dog to love to learn. You and your puppy will discover how to play together constructively while developing critical skills such as forward focus, directionals, wraps, turns on the flat, and more. We will cover a variety of topics including heel work, come to side, using food and toys as rewards, and sending to targets/food/toys.

Note: If you previously took this course and would like to repeat it (for example, work with another dog or work as a Premier student after being a Standard student), we offer a 40% discount. Please contact customer service for information on how to get the discount.

What is included with your registration?

  • 8 lessons with written lectures and video instruction with 12 weeks to complete them
  • Access to all course materials on both mobile devices and your computer
  • Downloadable content for off-line access when you're out training
  • Ability to ask questions, participate in discussions, and watch all posted videos
  • Keep what you buy—No expiring content; after the course ends, you won't be able to ask questions, but the content is still available to you

What additional items are included with a Premier registration?

  • Ability to post videos of your dog working (Premier students can post 2 minutes of video per exercise, 2 video limit per exercise)
  • Instructor feedback on video assignments


This course is suitable for dogs ages 6 months and up. It is a great introduction to fundamental skills for young performance prospects and pets of any age, and it is also suitable for many experienced competition dogs that may have some gaps in their foundation training.

Equipment and space needed

  • 3 jumps
  • Training area that's at least 20' x 45'

How do I access my Learning Center purchase?

After you complete your purchase using your credit card or PayPal, you will receive 2 email confirmations: the first is a receipt acknowledging that your order has been received and the second email contains the link for your Clean Run Learning Center program. Click on the link in the email to complete enrollment. If you already have a Learning Center account, then you will go directly to your educational program. If you do not, then you will enter your email address and a password to use for this Learning Center program and any future ones your purchase. Please be aware that this is a separate account you are establishing on and it is not the same as your Clean Run website account (although you can use the same email and password for both accounts). 

If you have a Clean Run website account, then you can also access your program at anytime by signing in at and selecting Classes/Webinars from the My Account menu. 

Refund Policy

We offer a 90% refund for the class if you request a cancellation at least 5 days before the class begins. There are no refunds once the course has started.

We suggest that you read the information provided carefully before making your purchase. If you have any questions about whether the content is right for you, please email us.

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