First Day of Course: May 5, 2021
Course Length: 8 weeks plus an introductory lesson and bonus lesson (a new lesson is released every Wednesday)
Enrollment Limit: 20 Premier students
Do you want to learn how to teach your dog to commit to obstacles and drive forward ahead of you? Do you have a dog that curls back at you, spins, or barks when you get behind him? Do you have a hard time driving your dog forward to the last obstacle? Do you have a dog that's a lot faster than you are? Do you need to be able to take shortcuts on course? Do you have a young dog that needs to learn forward focus and obstacle commitment?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you! Lisa Schmit has developed a comprehensive and proven training program to teach distance in a fun and positive way. The goal of her Drive into the Distance Zone program is to instill knowledge, confidence, and skills to work away from your dog and handle any level of distance. This first class, Put the Pedal to the Metal and GO GO GO, is designed to give you the information you need to successfully teach your dog to drive forward regardless of your position. You may be working at a distance behind him or lateral to him.
Teaching your dog to drive forward opens up your handling options and makes for a more flowing and smooth run. Additionally, many agility organizations have classes that require you to send the dog to send while you remain behind a line (FAST, Chances, Gamblers, Jackpot, etc.). In Put the Pedal to the Metal and GO GO GO, you will learn the steps to teach your dog to continue to drive forward even when you get behind, and you will work on Lisa's favorite driving-forward exercises to teach your dog to go, go, go!
In each lesson, Lisa provides step-by-step instructions and videos for the exercises. She covers when to cue and what cues to use to direct your dog through the sequences, as well as how to reward your dog appropriately. She demonstrates the exercises with different dogs, including a young pup who is learning to drive forward from the ground up.
What is included with your Premier registration?
- 8 weeks of written lectures and video instruction (plus a bonus week and foundation material)
- 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 post questions about your dog as well as videos of your dog working (Premier students can submit up to 5 minutes of video each week)
- Ability to participate in discussions and watch all posted videos
- Instructor feedback on video assignments
- 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
Open to all dogs over 10 months of age that can perform hoops or jumps and tunnels.
Equipment and space needed
- 1 tunnel and 6 jumps or hoops (2 tunnels are used in several lessons, but you can substitute 2 hoops or jumps for the second tunnel)
- The beginning exercises require only a 50 x 60 foot area.
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 https://cleanrunonline.com/home 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 cleanrun.com and selecting Classes/Webinars from the My Account menu.
We offer a 90% refund for the class if you request a cancellation at least 5 days before the class begins AND the Premier spots have not already sold out. If the Premier spots are sold out, we cannot issue a refund unless we fill your spot.
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.
Lisa is the owner of In The Zone, LLC. She is a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, member of Bobbie Lyon’s K9 Fit Team, and Certified Pet Massage Practitioner. Lisa is one of the most accomplished handlers in NADAC. Her consistent, clear positive approach to dog training is evident with her continued success with multiple dogs. She has been doing agility for over 20 years. She offers agility, conditioning, and massage seminars across the continent. Lisa teaches many agility and fitness online classes, as well as putting on about 12 NADAC trials a year. Lisa has come home from the NADAC Championships with 10 trophies with 5 different dogs. She has finished in the Overall Top 3 at the NADAC Champs 22 times with 9 different dogs including her Brittany and Aussie. Tandem, JP7, and Revolution earned the coveted Purple MODSQUAD award—Master of Distance and Speed which requires high-level distance handling and speed. Less than 25 dogs in the world have this award and Lisa has three of them. JP7 and Tandem have also earned the Distance Cup Award. Recently Tandem achieved the Silver Versatility Distance Cup and JP7 earned the Purple Distance Cup - fewer than 10 dogs in the world have won each of these awards! Nine of her dogs have over 175 NATCHES, with over 45 Speed Stars. Eight of her dogs have almost 200 Bonus Runs (requires big distance skills). Her dogs are consistently in the Top 10 every year and in most categories in the NADAC Hall of Fame.