Engagement Workshop: Achieving Amazing Focus & Teamwork by Embracing Distractions & Arousal

Tracy Sklenar

On-Demand Workshop

Engagement Workshop: Achieving Amazing Focus & Teamwork by Embracing Distractions & Arousal


NOT eligible for storewide discounts

Improve your engagement with your dog, in and out of the ring, as well as before and during your runs! Build your teamwork by learning how to work WITH and THROUGH arousal and distractions and get CONNECTED to bring out your dog's best focus and incredible performance in any environment. 

Distractions and arousal are impossible to avoid in dog sports. In fact, it can be unfair to our dogs if we ignore this and don't prepare them for what they will experience in the competition environment. So, let’s embrace the distractions and arousal we might encounter and incorporate them into our training. This approach will help you to truly connect with and support your canine teammate long before you step into the ring. 

In this workshop, you'll learn specialized training games that will teach your dog how to train and compete in an optimal state of arousal and engagement to produce confident, successful runs. The games are agility-focused but are easily adapted for any other sport.

Whether you have a puppy just beginning their training journey, a dog getting ready to enter the competition environment, an over-the-top dog struggling with arousal in the ring, or a dog that gets stressed or loses motivation in the ring, improving your engagement with your dog will get you on the right track.

What is included with your registration?

  • 8.5 hours of videos from Tracy's 1-day workshop which include lectures, Q&As, and Tracy coaching handler/dog teams working on the exercises (see the Schedule PDF for more details)
  • Access to all course materials on both mobile devices and your computer
  • Downloadable content for off-line access when you're out training
  • Keep what you buy—No expiring content


  • Dog must be 6 months or older
  • Good internet access and a web camera
  • Zoom installed on your computer or device

Equipment needed

  • A tunnel
  • 2 jumps (or cones, barrels, wings)
  • Toys and treats

Note: Puppies that are not well over a year should use the non-jumping equipment for safety.

Space needed

An area that's at least 25 x 25 feet.

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 the workshop. Just 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. 

Refund Policy

Please be aware that there are no refunds for on-demand/self-study courses, on-demand lessons, or webinars.

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.

Tracy Sklenar has been training dogs and competing in dog agility for over 20 years, and is perhaps the only handler in the world who has won medals in international finals in both team and individual events as a coach for 2 different countries AND as a handler! 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 handler and dog to build a clear system of communication for each team. This approach to handling and emphasis on connection and reinforcement have helped handlers excel at every level and with every type of dog! Tracy’s dogs have had very successful agility careers regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has competed with a variety of dogs of all types and has been a member of 4 European Open teams and the IFCS World Team. Her local, national, and international students have achieved great success with many different breeds.

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 in the dogs while teaching the handlers to be consistent and positive in their handling and dog training.