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Clear, Kind, and Effective training for all team members

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OneMind Dogs Handling Instruction

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Solution Based Training

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Variety of Seminar Topics & Coaching Options

Megan offers a variety of seminar topics throughout the United States. Megan is currently booking seminars for 2021. 

Introduction to OneMind Dogs Methodologies Lecture 

Length: 2-3 hours

This lecture talks about the philosophy behind the OneMind Dogs handling methods. Megan will discuss the mission of the company, the seven handling elements, the concept of C-C-C, and other valuable insights of the system. Students are encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion to further develop their understanding of the methodologies!

Appropriate for: anyone and everyone interested in learning more about OneMind Dogs!

Critique your own agility runs

Length: 2-3 hours

This lecture starts with focusing on what went well during your competition run or training video. From there, Megan introduces students to new ways of exploring their videos, getting curious about weaknesses, and forming effective training plans. With a clear focus on what is working for your team and what needs work, your progress can skyrocket! 

Appropriate for: anyone and everyone interested in upping their agility game! 

essential skills for agility 

Length: 1 day 

Before formal agility training can begin, we need to set our learners up for success! Having these skills solidly trained before you enter an agility environment is the support that you both need to make the most of your time on the agility field! Reinforcer skills, stationing skills, transport skills, ready to work protocols, and how to deal with social pressure is just the short list of everything you’ll learn in this seminar! 

Appropriate for: puppies 8 weeks old & up! Most suitable for teams that are just starting their agility careers! 

Foundation for Agility

Length: 1 or 2 days

  • 1 day = handling foundations only
  • 2 days = handling and obstacle foundations

Foundation training affects everything you do in agility throughout your dog’s whole agility career – it is like building the foundation to your “agility house”. All the basic exercises we do have been created to prevent problems from occurring. These are also the go-to exercises if you end up having problems with an adult dog. 
Megan is certified through OneMind Dogs to teach their Agility Foundations Program. 

Appropriate for: any dog of any age with no previous agility experience.

OneMind Dogs Technique Training

Length: 1 day or 2 days

  • 1 day = 4 techniques
  • 2 days = 8 techniques

Technique Training is for teaching the handler to master the techniques and understand the course from the dog’s perspective. You will practice the techniques and courses first with your virtual (imaginary) dog before you actually get to do it with your dog. Most mistakes in an agility  course can be spotted and corrected in advance when running with a virtual dog. Take your dog with you on the course only once it’s clear to you what to do. Students will learn the basics of multiple techniques and get to apply those techniques on short sequences.

Appropriate for: teams with agility foundation experience and the ability to sequence 3-4 jumps and tunnels

Coursework Training

Length: 1 day

Ready to put all your skills together on one course? Take your team to your next level with this coursework seminar! This seminar puts all of the building blocks together and applies it to full courses. Megan spends the majority of the morning working with handlers only, focusing on their strategy and technique before bringing the dogs onto the course. Oftentimes, coursework training has a specific theme that Megan focuses on with her students, providing a deeper insight into applying certain techniques and proofing their effectiveness on course. 

Appropriate for: teams with OneMind Dogs experience and dogs already competing and proficient on all obstacles. Jumps and tunnels only courses available upon request! 

Ring Sustainable agility training

Length: 1 or 2 days 

Agility has a lot of moving pieces, and it’s often difficult to train all of those moving pieces at once! This seminar is about learning to structure your agility training into four types: essential skills, handling skills, obstacle skills, and ring prep skills. Focusing your training on one piece at a time, and using reinforcement strategies that build ring sustainable behavior gives each team a feeling of preparedness when they walk into a competition ring.

This seminar is a combination of (online) pre-seminar lecture, in-person discussion, and working time with teams of any level. 

Solve it! : R+ Problem solving for agility dogs 

Length: 1 day

If your dog is struggling in the class, seminar, or trial environment then this seminar is for you! Sometimes, behavior problems pop up without us realizing! This seminar presents training solutions that students can put to work immediately and move forward with their agility training. 

This seminar is a combination of in-person discussion and working time with teams of any level.

Not sure what you’d like to offer? No problem!

Megan will work with her hosts to determine what is needed most for the potential students of the seminar.

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About Synergy Dog Sports

Committed to providing a supportive learning environment for learners at both ends of the leash, Megan works with each team as individuals, bringing them to the next level no matter which path you choose to take with her: in-person classes, seminars, online classes, or 1-on-1 coaching.