Laura Bussing Dog Agility Seminar
 Agility, Conditioning & Behavior Solutions for Performance Dogs

Seminar Topics:

Ring Stressed! Agility Dogs (Live Seminar or Online) 
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Daring Distance - Handlers learn the specific skills necessary for distance capabilities on typical courses seen at local events. We will build great value in the dog's commitment to drive a line of obstacles away from you, quickly and confidently. You will be able to get further ahead on course instead of running up to every obstacle. We'll cover Layering with Clean Verbals for lateral and linear distance
for discriminations, threadles, backsides, directionals, obstacles.  Learn the latest 
techniques used by the best distance handlers in the world to get distance speed and 
precision. Challenges for all levels who want more distance skills in the tool bag
better gamble skills or have mobility limitations.

Handling for Motivation - Bring out the best in your dog with more speed and motivation. This will be a super fun & rewarding seminar for both dog and handler Learn all the reasons why dogs lose motivation and how to rebuild your dog's love of the game. We'll focus on happiness, drive, speed and enthusiasm by increasing your dog's clarity by streamlining your communication and connection skills. Strategies for concise handling & timing to remove any confusion for the dog. The transformational
journey for your dog starts with this amazingly fun seminar! Also appropriate for
puppies over 6 months.
Ring Impulse Control- Is your dog a little crazy in and around the agility ring? 
Does your dog have start line issues? Problems controlling itself in high energy
environments? This seminar is for you! We will work on developing focus & engagement
inside and outside of the ring for hyped up and over-aroused dogs. We will find a 
starting point for success in each individual dog with arousal control 
games that you'll practice in the seminar and be able to replicate at home and in your classes. It takes time to harness impulse control but you need to know where to start! Suitable for all excitable dogs that need to find their thinking brain.

Flow Like a Pro Handling: Get your smooth groove on with no rushing, just trusting your dog. I will break down handling into small pieces to develop flow and smoothness resulting in overall better teamwork. Smooth is fast and fast is smooth! Discover how to truly see commitment in your dog and develop dog skills for obstacle focus. I’ll help you increase your connection on course so that you don’t have to rush. Rushing can cause off courses, refusals, bars and frustrated dogs. This seminar is suitable for handlers of all levels and dogs that can sequence jumps and tunnels.

Finding the Fastest Line - Through detailed course analysis, Master Level handlers will learn how to evaluate various paths to determine the fastest line for their dogs. Once we determine the intended line, we'll learn how to choose clear handling for the dog with attention to proper execution & timeliness. Morning is Standard, afternoon is Jumpers. After a discussion of how I choose to choose the fastest line & handling, each team will take a trial run of the course.  Next, we will then break it down into shorter sequences to improve the intended line, timing and handling. Last, a final run to see how the team has increased speed & flow.
Dogs should be proficient on all equipment.

Superstars of Tomorrow: Calling all young dogs to work on sequencing jumps and tunnels in a competitive environment. Individual attention will be given to each dog to support confidence, speed and commitment skills. Concept proofing of sustained attention, reinforcement predictability, and delayed gratification. We’ll focus on rehearsing positive associations for the game in an optimal state of mind. Resilience conditioning games will be introduced to each team to develop coping strategies for 
competing. Let’s get your young Superstar ready in this highly rewarding, fun seminar.

Coursework: International, Master, or Novice/Open providing level appropriate challenges and discriminations for the "flavor of agility" your club desires. AKC/CPE or UKI/USDAA. 

Concrete Connection and Commitment - See the dog! One of the most important
handling element is your eyes. You will learn more about connection and when to
commit your dog in this eye-opening Seminar! The key to successfully running courses
with your dog is your ability to know where to look and the timing of commitment. 
Game Changer for both teammates to excel at the agility dance.

ISC Skills - A skill building seminar for teams that wish to improve their handling skills on complex courses. Learn how to handle back to back, multiple challenges on ISC/FCI type courses without missing a beat. Achieve more independence and distance while you get further ahead on course. Improve blinds, independent backsides, threadles and serps with more confidence and speed. Thinking about trying ISC or just want to improve your skills for Premier? This seminar is for you. 

Handling Tool Bag - Learn how to eloquently execute some of the most common 
handling techniques with timely delivery.  If you want to improve the "conversation" you
are having with your dog, this is for you!  Focus on solutions for handling the typical
challenges found on agility courses nowadays.  For dogs that can sequence jumps and

Other Topics:  Coursework, Course Analysis, Puppies & More

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