This course will concentrate on the sit/down and stand out of motion exercises in IPO 1-3. We will spend time on each position, exploring how to get fluency and speed in various ways like footwork, shaping and anticipation. We also cover the recall, emphasizing speed in the recall itself and preciseness in the front position, putting those 2 skills (taught in Drives and Control 2) together. Placement of reward to strengthen and maintain the positions, the stays and the recall are also explained.
Students participating in this course will need to have the ability to heel for about 5 paces, a knowledge of shaping and the beginnings of sit/down/stand positions. This class is considered an advanced topic.