Classes and Workshops

Online Classes

Learn to train the skills necessary for obedience competition online from the comfort of your own home.  You will have access to quality instruction at an incredibly economical price as well as become a member of an active community of positive trainers. Pants optional!

How do online classes work?

  • Classes are composed of posted course material (including written lectures, images and videos) and community forums.
  • Join at either the Gold, Silver or Bronze level of participation. 
  • All levels have access to lecture material and instructional videos.
  • Gold members post video of their own training sessions and receive feedback from the instructor.
  • Both Gold and Silver members can view the forums and submit questions.
  • Bronze members have read-only access to the forums (you can see everything, but can’t comment)

Online classes are hosted by the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy:
http://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/

Upcoming Online Classes

Aug 1, 2017 North Carolina

In-Person Classes

Hannah teaches in-person group classes on a limited basis in the Raleigh/Durham area.

Upcoming Group Classes

There are currently no upcoming events. Please check back soon.

Zero to CD Mentorship Program

Zero to CD is an online group mentorship program designed to provide support, structure, and accountability for people who are new to competition obedience and looking to earn their Novice level title AND to make competition obedience accessible to all dogs and handlers through force-free, positive reinforcement-based methods.

Next round starts May 1, 2017

Click here for more information

 

Seminars

Hannah presents seminars on a variety of clicker training and performance sport topics, including competition obedience and rally. She presents a limited number of seminars per year.

**2017 and 2018 are currently full. Scheduling for 2019 will begin in January of 2018.

Upcoming Seminars

Nov 4, 2017 / Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 11, 2018 / San Francisco, California
Oct 6, 2018 / Rochester, New York

Seminar Topics

2-Day Seminars 

Clear Communication: Clicker Training 101 

You’ve heard the buzz words “operant conditioning” and “marker training,” but what does that mean in terms of practical dog training? Learn to use this powerful system of communication and take your training to the next level. Learn the theory and get hands on practice.

Obedience FUNdamentals

Overview of foundation skills for competitive obedience, Novice through Utility.

Beyond FUNdamentals

This seminar picks up where Obedience FUNdamentals leaves off. Knowledge of the previous workshop is assumed. 

Rally FUNdamentals

Overview of foundation skills for Rally Obedience. 

Dealing with Disconnect

We have all had dogs that "checked out" on us during a training session, or worse, during a performance or competition. A disconnected dog may mentally or physically leave the training session by spacing out, lagging, sniffing, going visiting, getting the "zoomies," or worse, outright fleeing the scene.

In this workshop, we will discuss the different faces of disconnection and possible causes. We will explore and practice techniques and exercises for prevention, as well as strategies for what to do when your dog "checks out." 

Other Options

If you don’t see what you are looking for, we are happy to customize a workshop for you! Any clicker training or reinforcement-based topic is fair game.

Possible topics might include:

  • Shaping
  • Criteria 
  • Stimulus Control 
  • Targeting
  • Fluency
  • Tricks
  • Retrieving
  • Motivation
  • Focus
  • Impulse Control
  • Distraction Proofing
  • Heeling
  • Recalls
  • Confidence building
  • Ring Nerves (confidence building for humans!)
  • Teaching clicker classes
  • Any obedience or rally exercise (stays, scent discrimination, jumping, etc)