Check out these groups classes for your weekly opportunity to train with Diane Patterson. Contact each facility to pre-register. (Schedule current as of October 2017):
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Foundations II, at The Agility Facility, Salem CT
Focusing on connection, behaviors to build focus, teamwork, thinking and flatwork handling techniques.
Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Assistant Teaching, Young Dogs Skills, at The Agility Facility, Salem CT
Skills-based obstacle training for teams that may have just begun showing, that need refreshers, or are getting ready for their first show experiences.
Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:00am
Agility Foundations, Showcase for Dogs, East Windsor, CT
For teams that are just beginning their agility experience. Foundation behaviors, focus and flatwork handling techniques are featured.
For all training opportunities listed below, contact Diane for rates, availabilities, and considerations. Prices will include CT service taxes where applicable. Value pricing available for packages.
Individual and/or Small Group Lessons
Held in Middletown, CT, or, by pre-arrangement at local training centers, and includes:
- Personalized agility training.
- New clients receive a complimentary discussion to get to know one another (and your furkid), and discuss your background and expectations.
- 1 hour lesson, minimum, to talk about issues, options, and work on skills, drills and courses for your needs and answer your questions.
- “Homework” for your at-home training.
Whether it’s foundation, polishing skills you already have, or, learning new techniques, online learning can help your agility experience and grow the bond with your pet. Online learning includes:
- A no-cost initial phone/video consult to begin our relationship.
- Written instructions to work on, with demo videos as needed to support.
- A private training page to upload your videos and comments.
- Timely review that includes encouragement for all you did well (it’s key to know what worked so that you can repeat success!) and explanations on effective handling considerations.
- Opportunity for you to ask questions, and get further feedback.
- If necessary, I might ask you to re-try and re-tape sections so that you can feel confident with your learning.
Personalized Coaching – Phone and Video Support
Sometimes, you just need to talk things out, and your friends/training partners may not be the ones to call. Your personal conditioning, mental focus, and handling skills are critical to your success and I am available to assist you so you can bring your best self to the game. Coaching calls are a dialogue driven by your questions and structured to stay focused on ways to increase the probability for your success. Contact me to discuss private phone/video coaching and support programs for short term (event specific) needs, or, for long term goals attainment.
You put your best plan together for competitions, but sometimes, the video says differently. Send me a link (or links) to your runs (either competition or training)for an assessment on your cues, timing, and handling options to consider. The purpose of reviewing a run in this way is for you to gain understanding of your behavior and its impact on your dogs actions.
Seminars, Workshops and Presentations
Once we work together, you are part of the Agility Mindset, and I hope that our relationship is long lasting and beneficial. My goal is to support you, whenever you need it. Clients get my contact info in order to reach me.