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Old 05-19-2014, 12:40 PM
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I've decided to start looking into classes online. My schedule is hectic, I always end up missing classes at schools and am not too in love with any trainer around here.... But I like the structure of a training course. General training books tend to overwhelm me lol

I'm looking for something to really improve my foundation work, impulse control and overall just team building. Positive reinforcement stuff! I am totally clueless when it comes to crate games, it's yer choice and would love to learn about them
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:45 PM
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I am taking two online classes right now. One through Fenzi Academy (obedience work for Frodo), one through Pawsitive Vybe (disc work for Siri).

The Fenzi one I really like the structure of because I can go through and work it whenever I have time. I have a Bronze level though, so I never post videos and I don't get any direct feedback from the instructor, which makes it less great.

The Pawsitive Vybe is twice a week and it's a webcam class. You come to class with videos you took, and you webcam with the rest of your classmates. I love that I get feedback from the instructor and my classmates! I don't like that I have certain times that I need to be at my computer. I've missed a couple classes since my schedule is hectic :/

So both have good and bad!

The Fenzi Academy new schedule is up, and I believe Nancy Little is teaching an impulse control class? That would probably be worth looking into for Merlin!
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:46 PM
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This one:

http://fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/courses/188
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:13 PM
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The only thing with online is that you have to push harder to do it bc there is no real time commitment so you tend to keep pushing it off.

Otherwise I really like them. I've done a few Fenzi's.... But now I'm interested in the disc class! Idk they had disc online & there's no one really local to me!
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:51 PM
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I have really enjoyed the class. Ron is a very cool guy, and trains very differently than any trainer I've worked with. He is very smart. Highly recommend! As long as you don't mind swearing
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:55 PM
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Yeah... I can make a sailor's vocabulary look freshly scrubbed clean. LOL.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:58 PM
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Then go for it!
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:06 PM
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I love love Fenzi Academy. I did one course there at Gold level and it was totally worth the money. It wasn't cheap, and other people were posting a lot, so that gave me the push to really train it and work hard, and the online coaching helped me move past a lot of road blocks where I may have given up on my own.

I did a couple others at Bronze which were great. I did one as a Silver but I didn't get any more out of it than if I was a Bronze, so I won't do that again. I just didn't post much because the instructors couldn't answer questions specifically about my dog (since I wasn't a Gold student posting videos), so I just hung back and read which I could have done more cheaply as a Bronze.

I took Precision Heeling at Gold which was great. I also took Intro to Tracking and Heeling Games at Bronze, and Focus at Silver.
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I liked the Silvia Trkman online classes I took. I took an agility foundation and a puppy class (with Limit)
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I took an Agility University course and loved it. We did one on impulse control and team building. It was really helpful and I liked the structure.
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