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This may be as close as I ever get to a seminar or class with Ashley Deacon... and I really can only afford to audit, the cheapest audit, if anything at all. would it be worth it? Deacon-ites?

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nosemovie
Mar. 12th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
Here's what I like about online classes vs live seminars...

In an online class, you can ask questions, TONS of questions and probably get good answers. At seminars you have the pressure of running your dog, with other dogs right behind you ready to run and the chance for GOOD FEEDBACK is lessened. That's my take anyway.

So yeah, I think even an audit you could get some good information, hopefully.
talesofmyboys
Mar. 12th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
Hmm, we did those exercises in the seminar. Not sure they are worth $100 for auditing or the $80 for observing, but then I may not be the best person to ask about that since I didn't have the best experience at the seminar. ;-)
dinahprincedaly
Mar. 14th, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
are they very different say from LM's jumping exercises or Silvia's kik&cap or even SG's one jump stuff????
talesofmyboys
Mar. 14th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
I guess I should qualify my statement as saying I am assuming that we did those exercises in the seminar, since it was titled something like "should I turn or should I go." And no, not at all like verbal turn Q's. I don't think Ashley uses verbals much, at least he didn't talk about them much, but then he is a very tall, fast man who runs smaller dogs so I don't think he needs verbals. If you want to see examples of the jumping and turning exercises we did at the seminar you can watch Heather's video:
http://youtu.be/gVTTLFZHyqE
At the beginning is the first day of jumping/turning exercises, the first one is front versus rear crosses, then post turns and serpentines, then lateral send turns and push throughs. Then at 6:09 starts the second day's jumping/turning exercises which was mainly about the different types of back side turns. They are all good exercises. Again, my opinion of this class might be slightly biased given my seminar experience... :-)
dinahprincedaly
Mar. 14th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!!
dinahprincedaly
Mar. 14th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
whoa! I actually got a little dizzy watching that video
talesofmyboys
Mar. 14th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
Lots o' turning!
cedarfield
Mar. 14th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
Isn't it amazing how many online classes you can take now? Just a year ago there were only a couple of people offereing them and now it seems you can find classes about anything.
dinahprincedaly
Mar. 14th, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
yeah---and I bet some people are a whole lot more skilled at it than others. Some more flexible, some more rigid. Some more likely to really get to know the handlers and their dogs more specifically and others teaching more generally... It takes certain skills and organization and ability to really LOOK at video and analyze. With Silvia--she was so giving and quick to give feedback and now with all her DVDs she wont have to repeat herself... as much.
cedarfield
Mar. 14th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you had such a positive experience with Silvia because I'm taking her agility foundation class with my puppy.
dinahprincedaly
Mar. 14th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
hope she's still just as good - looking forward to reports
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