Stop spending hard-earned dollars and precious time and still not qualifying because of missed contacts! It's time to improve the speed, accuracy, and independence of your 2-on/2-off contacts.
Why do so many dogs that start their competition careers with an excellent 2-on/2-off contact behavior lose it? The sequence and course work that we need to practice to get in sync with our dogs can undermine some of our trained behaviors very quickly and naturally. What we do as we are handling the contacts as part of sequences will raise new questions for our dogs—questions that did not come up in the initial training because the picture is so different during handling than it was during training.
If we don’t answer these questions, our dogs naturally begin to draw unwanted conclusions—often when we are competing—which cause our initial training to erode. To retain the 2-on/2-off behavior we worked so hard to train, we need to do specific contact maintenance work outside of sequence and course work.
The maintenance program shown in this webinar is designed to help you perfect and preserve your dog’s 2-on/2-off performance. You will learn how to continuously increase your dog’s comprehension of the 2-on/2-off behavior by addressing all the questions that can potentially erode the behavior in competition. Your dog will understand to drive to the bottom of the contact no matter where you are or what distractions there are. Your release word will become stronger because your dog learns that he can’t self-release on movement, praise, or because a certain length of time passes.
What is included with your purchase?
- A 90-minute video which includes lecture and demonstrations of all the exercises in the program. You can watch it at your convenience, either online or offline.
- A PDF file with an outline of the video content as well as notes from the video.
- Recorded videos of 2 question and answer webinar sessions during which Sandy answered students' questions about the webinar content.
- Access on mobile devices and your computer.
- Keep what you buy—No expiring content; you can go back any time to watch the video as well as watch the recorded version of the Q&A webinar and see a transcript of the chat box from the live broadcast.
This training program consists of maintenance exercises for dogs that have already been taught to stop on the contact. If, however, you are training a new dog, you can use it in conjunction with your current 2-on/2-off training program.
The are 4 levels of proofing and maintenance work. Levels 1-3 can all be done with a travel plank. Level 4 requires training time on regulation contacts. You will also need a cone or jump wing for some of the exercises.
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. 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.
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.
I have a solid respect for the art of teaching animals. My love for training and competition began when I was 5, the first time I showed my pony. Since then, I have developed a deep-rooted passion for teaching people how to inspire their dogs to work for them. I have devoted my life to this work and am forever a student of the sport of agility and the mind of the dog.
I owe my career to 7 incredible dogs, Rasta, Brink, Sweep, Ty, Quill, Tux and Jigs. Each of them taught me how to bring out their best; all I had to do was listen to them. Together they have won hundreds of events on the local, regional, national and world stages. My dogs feed my soul and bring me joy everyday. Rasta, Brink, Sweep and Ty have passed away and are missed beyond measure.
Quill, my Jack Russell Terrier, is a World and National Champion. She has medaled 3 times at the world events. She has competed in England, Belgium and Spain and brought home her gold medal from Belgium in 2012. Quilly Bear won the USA Nationals in 2013. She retired in 2015.
Brink, my Border Collie, was a 3 time National Champion. He is the dog that put me ‘on the map’ in the sport.
Beyond the pride I have for my incredible dogs is the pride I have for my school and all the students who train there – they inspire me every day.
Sandy has been a writer for Clean Run magazine since 2009. She has created 3 videos and a workbook teaching various aspects of agility. Sandy teaches and lectures on a national level for trainers’ conferences and agility clubs. You may have seen her competing on television at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge or the Westminster Agility Championships. Watch for her on-line classroom.
"Thank you for offering this webinar. Lots of information in the video and lots of exercises to work on to improve our contacts. I appreciated the 2 live Q & A session too. Thank you, Sandy!"
"Thank you so much for offering this seminar. I got so much out of both the video and the Q & A sessions. I am just starting my youngster's career, and I know we will have more solid and reliable contacts, having taken this course."
"I was very impressed with the quality and depth of Sandy's webinar--it far exceeded my expectations. I also appreciated the two live Q & A sessions that supported the webinar. Thank you!"
"Thank you, Sandy, for the great instructional webinar. Following your techniques, my dog has improved her contacts enormously. I am thrilled with the results and it is easy to follow your instructions. I will continue with practicing and expect really solid contacts from my BC. I m looking forward to our next trial. Thanks again - well worth the purchase! "