Mastering Course Memorization

Mastering Course Memorization

Instructor: Laura Bussing
Course Type: Self-Study Course

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Improve your skills with remembering courses, the dog's line, the handler path, and when to execute timely handling in dog agility competition. Learn cutting edge memorization and visualization skills. Learn how to maximize your preparation time for pre-walk study, ringside scan, and retaining crucial information. Learn smarter course walking strategies with more attention to specific details. Expand your focus and attention for a flowing agility run.

This course is loaded with content and includes 50+ lessons across 6 chapters. Click on the Outline tab to see all of the subjects covered.

You can start this self-study lesson whenever you like. You can complete the lessons at your own pace. There are no fixed deadlines or due dates.

What is included with your purchase?

  • 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; you can go back any time to read and watch lessons. There is no time limit.



Equipment needed

  • Colored pens and printer
  • Optional: headphones and tablet or iPad.

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

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Chapter 1: Memory Science

  • The Memory Machine
  • The Beautiful Brain
  • Elaborative Rehearsal
  • Visual-Motor Memory
  • Cognitive Offloading
  • Guided Visualization
  • Attention! Attention!
  • Lecture: Applying Memory Science to Agility
  • Unplug - Be Present

Chapter 2: Skills for Memory & Attention

  • Focus Determines Reality
  • Patterns in Courses
  • Chunking (Assignment Included)
  • Tracing (Assignment Included)
  • Brain Game: Can you Name that Obstacle? Recall 101
  • Spaced Repetition
  • Mental Workout: Mindfulness-Based Attention Training (MBAT)
  • Attention Training: Informal & Formal
  • Attention Practice: Mindfulness Dog Walking
  • Mental Acuity
  • Drawing: Memory Retrieval of Map (Assignment Included)
  • Brain Game: Visualize to Memorize (Assignment Included)

Chapter 3: Map Skills & Drills

  • What to Memorize in the Course
  • Lecture: Understanding Reality Lines
  • Device Use in Map Study
  • How to Draw with Tablets
  • Map Skills: Dog's Line
  • Map Skills: Handler's Line (Assignment Included)
  • Map Skills: Memory Test (Assignment Included)
  • Map Study: Simulation for Trial Day

Chapter 4: Pre-Walk Preparation & Mental Game

  • Are you Prepared?
  • Lecture: Timetable on Competition Day
  • Map Study
  • Determine Start Line Position
  • Help with Course Building
  • Ringside Scan of Course Build
  • Mental Game: Recognizing Self-Doubt
  • Mental Game: Tips for Building Your Confidence
  • Mental Game: Having Fun Competing

Chapter 5: Smarter Course Walking

  • Believe
  • Reduce Distractions
  • Walk Coach Audio Tracks
  • Course is Memorized
  • The Smart Walk-thru
  • Sideline Mental Practice with Visualization

Chapter 6: Rehearse Handling & Run Your Dog

  • The Agility Handler's Mantra
  • Simulation Machine
  • Run Visualizing with Air Handling
  • Get Excited!
  • Run! Execute your Plan
  • Practice at Classes
  • Be Grounded in Gratitude

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