Say NO to boring drills! Spark up your training, and create fun courses that challenge and build the dog-human relationship with CONNECTION COURSE CARDS.
Created by Suzanne Clothier to add fun to boring classes, Connection Course Cards are suitable for any age or training level. Full color, with cheerful designs that will have you smiling, printable on 8.5 x 11? or A4.
Do you practice by yourself? Ever run out of ideas or find yourself doing boring drills with your dog? Connection Course Cards to the rescue! Grab a few cards, set up a course, and challenge yourself and your dog while having fun.
By challenge, we mean work on the quality of connection. How long can it be maintained? What interrupts the connection? Why is the leash tight? When are extra signals necessary? What pulls your dog out of connection? If you just want to march along practicing a drill of behaviors without focusing on quality, these cards are not for you. If you are a trainer who understands that connection is the foundation for everything, if you’re interested in setting the bar higher, and asking your students (or yourself) “What’s the best you can do?” these cards are a great tool.
Increase the difficulty by adding more cards, or increasing the distance between them. Handlers learn that even going a short distance in high quality connection is hard – but it’s what makes for great performance. If you have connection, you have the dog. Then you simply need to practice and polish those skills under greater complexity and for longer periods.
Smart instructors will love what Connection Course Cards can do for their groups and classes. Train without boring drills! Your students will love the fresh, creative approach to building skills. Run entire Connection Course classes with endless variations – ideal for a drop-in class.
Mix & match the cards to create Connection Courses that build teamwork, connection and skill for handler and dog. Countless variations are possible. Build simple courses or complex, challenging ones.
SET TWO - focuses on greater skills and splitting attention. These cards are an excellent addition to the Foundation Set or they may be used on a stand-alone basis. More challenges, including splitting handler attention. 18 cards, plus Tips on Using & Training with Connection Course Cards. Includes :
• Match Socks
• Take big steps
• Stack cups
• Walk Like A Crab
• Sort Coins
• Sun’s Out
• Circle Dog
• Pour A Cup
• Sort by Card Color
• Ask for Behavior
• Dance Around
• 5 Red Things
• Figure 8
• Balance Books
• Decision Point
• Slow Motion