Author Topic: 2015 online seminar list  (Read 10495 times)

Ben Philibert

  • Judge
  • *****
  • Posts: 268
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2014, 10:58:13 AM »
Sharon (or previous years participants),

I'm wondering how much time is required to keep up with the lessons?  I realize various skills may take longer for some teams than others, etc, but in general how much time would normally be required each week?

Thanks,

Ben
Ben Philibert

Sharon Nelson

  • Mother NADAC
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6040
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2014, 12:00:58 PM »
Sharon (or previous years participants),

I'm wondering how much time is required to keep up with the lessons?  I realize various skills may take longer for some teams than others, etc, but in general how much time would normally be required each week?

Thanks,

Ben

Good question, Ben. 

I have to say that in previous years, it was too much!  I generally uploaded 7-8 hours of video a week so people could see the training as applied to 8-10 dogs.  It became too much to watch, especially if people didn't have high speed connections.  I also found that people lost the "concept" while watching the cute dogs do their thing and got more into watching the dogs and maybe not absorbing the actual concepts as much as I would have liked.

So we are going back to much more written concepts with photo and short video clips to show the training as it happens.  I do not use trained dogs, so we actually show a dog "learning" each behavior instead of a trained dog demonstrating the finished product.  But this year I won't show 8-10 dogs learning each behavior... we will focus on 1-2 for each behavior being discussed and what to do if it doesn't work for you!

So now we will be looking at 1-2 hours maximum each week.

Sharon
Sharon
In-Sync-Agility

Laura A Henrich

  • *****
  • Posts: 54
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2014, 12:28:51 PM »
That sounds perfect!  Let us know how us newbie's can sign up!

Laura, Tobi & Rylee
Central NJ
Laura A Henrich
Tobi
Rylee

judy beagle

  • 2016 Online Seminar Group
  • *****
  • Posts: 6
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2014, 12:59:14 PM »
Please sign me up for the 2015 Seminar Group. Can I send a check to your Gist Road address instead of using PayPal?
Thanks,
Judy and Willow

Marcy Matties

  • 2016 Online Seminar Group
  • *****
  • Posts: 533
  • LuvMyDogs
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2014, 01:23:39 PM »
We did love looking at those cute dogs.  ;D

But put me in the "YEA" category for the "new" method.  Short videos, photos, written explanations - combines all of the needed information in a more manageable format.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Short video is worth several thousands of words - and long videos are in the millions and I can't focus that long  :=)

Dublin awaits his "new self."


...I also found that people lost the "concept" while watching the cute dogs do their thing and got more into watching the dogs and maybe not absorbing the actual concepts as much as I would have liked.

So we are going back to much more written concepts with photo and short video clips to show the training as it happens.  I do not use trained dogs, so we actually show a dog "learning" each behavior instead of a trained dog demonstrating the finished product.  But this year I won't show 8-10 dogs learning each behavior... we will focus on 1-2 for each behavior being discussed and what to do if it doesn't work for you!

So now we will be looking at 1-2 hours maximum each week.

Sharon
[/quote]
Marcy, Toby, Abby, Dublin and Odie
===============
I want to be runnin' when the sand runs out.

Lin Battaglia

  • Trial Secretary
  • *****
  • Posts: 178
    • mdt/Agility Ability LLC
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2014, 01:57:52 PM »
Can't wait to get start again. Checks in the mail.

LinB

Wild Terriers

  • 2016 Online Seminar Group
  • *****
  • Posts: 370
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2014, 07:39:03 PM »
Me, me, me!!!!!  I can't wait!!!  I love, love, love the foundation skills you teach and know that my dogs and I can only benefit from more work with them.  Ever since the first time I ever worked with you I have always been on board with your beliefs and philosophies and I have applied them to the best of my ability (all with lots of room for HELP and improvement), I never tire of watching you work with dogs - I am always amazed at just what you see "in the blink of an eye" and the ability you have to read whichever dog happens to be in front of you.  As LeeAnne said recently, I do think much of what you "know" when you work with a dog is part of you and that most of us will never "see" what you see, but I am certainly willing to keep trying to "see" what I can.   

I had the coolest experience this past weekend - I was given an opportunity to utilize so many of the philosophies and beliefs with a dog who I have never worked with.  This particular dog has some serious impulse control issues - at least that is how I saw him - if given a chance he seems to be perfectly willing to be in charge.  I could tell as soon as I started to play some space games with him, he has a great foundation - reads body language, follows body language and wants to work, so I did many of the food steps in the space of just a few minutes, setting my boundaries with him, which he absolutely seemed to understand and respect - the beauty of the thumb and forefinger and the back of my hand and how even when I was going to "offer" the food, if he came toward me all I had to do was turn my hand away and there was no fuss, no muss, and no treat.  That in and of itself was awesome and I could have been happy there, but   I warmed up with him and decided that I would walk in the ring and expect him to do what I asked and if he didn't I'd go from there, and don't you know, we walked in the ring, I told him to wait and walked away expecting him to stay and he did, not once, but in 5 different runs.  In Weavers he got a little frustrated with me and I was able to call him to me and put my hands on him, reconnect with him and we were able to finish as a team, just so cool to have this experience with a dog I don't know.   Now, I realize if I ran him regularly he would ABSOLUTELY test my commitment, but it was an awesome experience for me to execute the "skills" (or as I choose to think of it - the way I have learned to speak dog to a dog, rather than human to a dog) I believe I have learned and to use them on issues I am not currently working through with my own dogs.  This is also a dog who tends to be VERY vocal on course and I didn't realize until after I had run him most of the day that he had hardly barked at me, only twice actually - once when I insisted he weave before he get to do the next tunnel and once when my timing sucked.  Just so, so cool!!!  And, then on Sunday after his Dad ran him, I thought maybe he would be different with me, but he wasn't, so it just affirms what I have always believed - dogs are SMART!!!!  And, wow, he seemed really happy with the boundaries I set with him - the adoring looks - priceless!!!  Sorry I have gone on and on, but it was just so much fun and such a great experience. 

So, yes please sign me up again!!!!

Karen
Karen and the Wild Terriers

Billie Rosen

  • 2016 Online Seminar Group
  • *****
  • Posts: 93
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2014, 09:40:23 PM »
Count me in, once again.  Will pay by Paypal.
Billie Rosen    agilek9s@q.com
Kruz'n (Border Terrier)  NATCH 28, Vers. NATCH 14
Klev'r (Border Terrier)  NATCH 11, Vers. NATCH 9
Book'n (Border Terrier)  working on 1st NATCH

danforth

  • 2016 Online Seminar Group
  • *****
  • Posts: 245
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2014, 06:25:56 AM »
Please post just how to sign up for the 2015 seminar list?   Do we use email and paypal, snail mail to what address, etc?

Thanks.

Isabel
Isabel and Cocoa

Sharon, AZ

  • *****
  • Posts: 108
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2014, 07:55:48 AM »
Where do we go to sign up?  Thank you, Sharon C.


Nancy H

  • 2016 Online Seminar Group
  • *****
  • Posts: 59
    • Stewie JRT-Agility Blog
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2014, 08:09:23 AM »
I would like to join the seminar group. Should I pay by Paypal?

thank you,
Nancy
Nancy and Skipper JRT

tbkerns

  • 2016 Online Seminar Group
  • *****
  • Posts: 12
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2014, 12:47:56 PM »
What's the process to sign-up for the 2015 seminar group?

I see several people have asked the same question and since I didn't see an answer I thought that maybe you contact people via direct email who are interested.

Sharon Nelson

  • Mother NADAC
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6040
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2014, 10:33:06 PM »
Please sign me up for the 2015 Seminar Group. Can I send a check to your Gist Road address instead of using PayPal?
Thanks,
Judy and Willow

Yes, the Gist Road address is fine!  I look forward to working with you in the upcoming year!

Sharon
66955 Gist Road
Bend, OR 97701
Sharon
In-Sync-Agility

Sharon Nelson

  • Mother NADAC
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6040
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2014, 10:36:32 PM »
Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!! I will do this.  This weekend Bella displayed some amazing distance and connection and (There were some trenched in the dirt where my jaw dragged a bit) and we were connected.  Even the Sunday Open Chances she and I were in communication through the "Out Tunnel" and it was not an arena wide out and she did it without a second thought.  The straight line to the second tunnel, no, we need to train that and I WILL make sure we do.

Love the direction you are going.  I will follow this vision and as far as possible pass it on!!!!!

Love you list.

Awesome, Janice!!  That really puts a smile on my face!

Sharon
Sharon
In-Sync-Agility

Sharon Nelson

  • Mother NADAC
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6040
Re: 2015 online seminar list
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2014, 10:37:36 PM »
I would like to join the group.  Do I just paypal the amount or is there a process for signing up?

Alix Ginter

You can paypal if you choose with a note for what it is for!  I look forward to 2015 with you!

Sharon
Sharon
In-Sync-Agility