Online Classes

Megan offers online classes, webinars, and workshops through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.

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Wide variety of topics

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Online learning that works around your schedule

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Coaching tailored to you and your dog!

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Unlimited Auditing

Online Coaching Program

I have moved my in-person classes to an online format for the time being, using the Google Classroom platform. I will post content in the four areas of training each week: essential skill, obstacle skill, handling skill, and ring prep skill. Students can choose what they’d like to work on & submit for video review. Auditing & Working Spot options available. Access will be available on a monthly basis. Click here to learn more! 

Station Training for Agility

WEEK-LONG WORKSHOP MAR 22-29

Stationing is one of my favorite tools for agility dogs. With the use of a station, I can increase focus, layer in consent to my training, teach the concept of stillness to action, and bring clear structure to my training sessions! In this workshop, Megan will go over how she teaches stationing for agility and all of the potential uses including:

  • Waiting your turn for agility
  • What to do when you are talking to the instructor
  • Default eye contact and stillness
  • Stillness to action (a concept needed for startlines & stopped contacts!)
  • Start buttons
  • Pattern games

Students will be given the opportunity to submit video of their station training and application to an agility lesson!

Up Your Agility Game: Training Plans

WEBINAR ON APRIL 2 @ 6PM PT

No more hitting the agility field without a plan! Take your training to the next level with this workshop. Megan will focus on how she creates a training plan, structures each training session, and uses record keeping to track progress. When creating a training plan, you have to assess your goals alongside your available resources (time, money, & energy). When structuring each training session, you have to focus on the one objective that fits into your overall big picture. And, when record keeping, you will be able to track progress and easily find weak areas that require more attention.

 

Building a Successful Agility Class Curriculum and Format

WEBINAR ON MAY 28TH @ 6PM PT

Do you teach agility classes? Do you find yourself stressed or worried about content, or how you will work with all of the different levels in one class? This webinar will break down all of the components of a successful agility class and help guide instructors towards creating a class that they can be proud of and one that students want to take! The webinar agenda includes:
– setting goals for yourself (as the instructor)
– logistics of the class
– filling class time
– meeting the needs of all students – regardless of their experience level
– creating a supportive learning environment
– determining if it’s working
& so much more!

If you are currently teaching agility, thinking about teaching agility, or a curious student wanting to learn more, then this webinar is for you!

Houston, Weave Got a Problem

WEEK LONG WORKSHOP JUNE 28 – JULY 5

In this workshop, Megan will break down common methods of teaching weave poles and discuss the pros and cons of each. Then, she will discuss how she problem-solves common issues that come up in weave pole training. She will also go over how to progress your weave pole training when you are feeling stuck! Students will learn new ways of looking at weave pole training and how to apply the problem-solving methods to their own dogs!
Working students will be instructed to show Megan 90 seconds of their weave pole training, after selecting a specific weave-pole assignment! This workshop can be used for dogs needing help with problem solving, or those looking to add new challenges to their current weave pole training! The working spots are not suited for dogs just starting out, but might be beneficial for their humans, to learn about new ideas for weave training!

 

Reinforcement Drives Behavior: Teaching & Using Marker Cues

WEBINAR ON JULY 2ND @6PM

This webinar is for those interested in how to train and apply Marker Cues to your (agility) training!
Megan will present her process for when to have a separate marker cue, how to teach it, proof it, and apply it to a training session.

This webinar will cover the ins and outs of these reinforcer cues & your most common questions regarding them!
-What are they?
-But, how do I teach them?
-Why do I need them? How will they benefit my dog & performance?
-Which marker cues are most beneficial in agility?
-Does a marker cue replace my release cue? Help!
-How do I apply them to the behaviors I’m training? (like startlines, weaving, handling sequences, and contacts!)
-Anticipation of marker cues
-Introducing marker cues to older dogs
& More!

Agility Handler Mechanics

6-WEEK COURSE STARTS AUGUST 1ST

This class isolates the agility handler’s physical cues, training them without the dog. Class participants will develop an understanding of how dogs respond to our physical cues and how to use those cues more effectively on an agility course. By isolating common movements, we will develop fluency in your communication with the dog. The handler who takes this course will be better prepared to teach their dog the skills necessary to confidently follow their handling.

Students will hone their eye, feet, and upper body cues neutral to any handling system. You will learn about the timing of cues, the position of your cues, and how to reward your dog for following those cues. As the class progresses, students will learn how these isolated movements can be combined to form common handling techniques and how to add the dog to the equation.

 This class is appropriate for any level agility handler, including those brand-new to agility. Since we are working without dogs, proper agility equipment and field access are not required. However, if time allows and the student does have access to space & equipment, you may be able to add your dog to some exercises.

 

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.