The Handler's Toolbox - The Opposite Arm

The Handler's Toolbox - The Opposite Arm

Instructor: Tracy Sklenar
Course Type: Self-Study Course

This item is not eligible for storewide discounts


It used to be called the "evil" arm, but now we know that the "opposite" arm (also referred to as the outside arm or non-dog-side arm) can be used in a variety of ways in agility to tell your dog where you want him to go.

In this self-study course, you'll learn how to train and use the opposite arm to help cue a variety of useful skills on course—collection on tight turns, backside pushes, lead changes, threadles, turns on the flat, side changes, and more—as well as how to make each cue look distinct so the dog has no questions about what you're telling him.

You’ll find the training simple and fun, and a great addition to your handling toolbox! You’ll also learn when and where to use an opposite arm cue on course, so you can use it to help create great runs!

You can start the Tracy Sklenar self-study course whenever you like. It includes 8 lessons that you can complete 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


All dogs age 12 months and older.

Equipment and space needed

  • A jump and 1 jump wing
  • 20' x 20' or 30' x 30' training space (all games can be modified to suit the space you have available)

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 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

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.

"This class is awesome! So much information for a ridiculously reasonable price! I finally understand how the arms and “lasers” can be used together correctly and how I have been screwing up one cue when I use the other! Thank you, Tracy! I LOVED this course!"  —Laura