Holy Moly Crazy!
We’re super excited about some new class offerings and learning formats we’re developing.
First off, we’re creating highly focused classes aimed at discrete skills and behaviors.
Check out the Map from my Mind… muahahahaha… etc
Classes and Modules by Subscription
The colored topics are our focused areas of study and they all break out into a ton of content similar to the orange Vaulting Concepts class. in the top right of the photo.
Each of the black headers with images is a module. Each class has 3 or more modules. Modules will be available as a micro-course and will be highly topical, top shelf training stuff at a reasonable, a la carte, price.
We’re going to go with a yearly subscription with classes and modules and a solid renewal discount. We will also be offering access to all class content on a yearly subscription basis.
Disc Dogs, Dog Sports, and Dog Training
It’s all disc right now, but we’ll be fleshing it out with super cool and useful dog training stuff too.
An Over is any leaping catch that happens over top of the handler’s body. Overs are usually named by the part of the body over which the dog flies, i.e - Leg Over, or the position you are in while doing the Over - Seated Over, Spinning Over, etc. Overs should be taught before Vaults.... the years our focus has wandered and we’re looking forward to bringing back some of our old dog training and engagement stuff and giving it modern treatment.
Structured Self Study Learning
We’ve got a pretty amazing learning management system on our site. Currently, it’s just being used as a class framework and progress tracking feature, but we’ll be adding quizzes and some unique instructional content via text, video, and graphic novel as we flesh out our self study offerings.
Dog Training Graphic Novel Instruction
It’s happening with this class. I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time. The following images are early drafts of some of the instruction for the Posing is a communication tool for throwing discs to dogs (or people). A pose is a frozen moment of a throw; a key moment of the backswing perhaps, or a flashy presentation of the finish of the throw. This pose cues the dog in on which throw is being made and delivers a general sense of where it is going.... & Position module from the Sequence Building class. Scroll down and we’ll chat in a sec…
So that took, what, 1-3 minutes? And you actually got an idea of what posing is all about, or you followed along nodding your head as you saw this kind of game develop in the strips.
The rapid deployment of ideas and the ability to capture a real live dialogue between dog and handler in a sensible way, I believe makes this Graphic Novel Instruction a pretty amazing tool.
Now when you read the text or watch the video on posing you will have “seen” what the instructor is talking about and will have experienced the key moments. Recalling key concepts from those moments and applying them on your own should be much easier.
So What’s Next?
I’m working on getting pricing together, and I think we’re going to do some kind of crowdsourcing/pre-publishing sale in the very near future to get the project sailing on it’s way.
We’d love to hear from you about the project. Whether it is class or class content suggestions, asking silly questions, or connecting us with a publisher or illustrator, give us a shout and let us know you’re watching and interested in the project.