Class started on 9th of JANUARY 2024. WORKING places are FULL only AUDITING is possible

NEW on-line FOUNDATION RC class (with available WORKING PLACES) will start in MAY 2024.

Since I am finishing my maternity leave, I am very excted to say that with that, also the very popular FOUNDATION RC will return (with classical WORKING places and CLASSROOMS like before)! And another IMPORTANT information - I would like to stay as fair as possible to everyone, so I decided to give all the students who:

1) applied as AUDITORS in year 2022 or in year 2023 and
2) have also booked at least ONE month of private lessons in that time


a SPECIAL chance to transfer from AUDITING to WORKING students in the upcoming MARCH FOUNDATION RC class by just paying the DIFFERENCE (90 eur) from auditing to working place. With this payment you become a working student, which means you are entitled to 12 weeks of sending videos and getting my feedback. This offer is valid only this time, as I want to stay as fair as possible to everyone who became my student in the past year and who showed interest to work with me as working students (so they have booked private lessons in this time). More information about that is in the RC FOUNDATION group, but you can also send me an email (podlipnik.katarina@gmail.com) to get more information.

PRIVATE LESSONS: I will also continue to offer the chance to work through FOUNDATION RC class with private lessons (like during my maternity leave), so just choose the option that will be the best for you and your dog. PRIVATE LESSONS for FOUNDATION RC are only possible for students, who have already been the members (as AUDITOR or WORKING student) of FOUNDATION RC class.

ADVICE: In case you plan to book private lessons for FOUNDATION RC training and you haven’t yet audited the FOUNDATION RC on-line class, I suggest to do that few weeks before you plan to book the private lessons, since that will allow you to get to know the program better before we even start. And since video instructions and lessons are very clear, you can also start with exercises sooner (if dog is old enough) and that will also allow us to progress faster when booking private lessons.

IMPORTANT NEWS/CHANGE regarding RC classes: I have had the chance to observe dogs in foundation RC for over a year now and I couldn’t be more happy and satisfied about the progress they make and  it has also confirmed  how important it is, to set great foundations and start building the correct muscle memory from beginning, because once you do that, successfully finishing the RC training is much easier, faster and understandable for the dog. Because of that I came to an important change in my classes! 

 From now on, I will divide my on-line RC classes to TWO parts:
to FOUNDATION RC class and 
to ADVANCED RC class

That will in practice mean, that FOUNDATION RC class will be MANDATORY for all students (either as WORKING SPOT or AUDITOR), who will want to then join the ADVANCED RC class. BUT because of that, ADVANCED RC class will also have few changes and it will also be cheaper.

After huge success with my first RC class, I decided to also open the FOUNDATION RC class (which is appropriate for ALL dogs from 6 months on).

The biggest reason why I decided to open also “FOUNDATION” of the RC class is, seeing how much my program with TARGET on the floor training helps dog UNDERSTAND and GENERALISE the behaviour and how much less repetitions on plank/DW are needed because of that. And that part of the TARGET training can be without problems done also with younger dogs, since it has low impact on their bodies -it is nothing more then controlled running on the floor (much more controlled running  then my youngest puppy  is ever showing when running in the woods ?), but at the same time, it challenges the brain and helps you build great understanding. And besides building great UNDERSTANDING of targeting regardless of WHAT is FOLLOWED after target (food machine, toy, wing, “nothing”,…) and regardless of your MOVEMENT, we will also add some games, which will already help with DISCRIMINATIONS (like discrimination between target and tunnel,…) and help us PROOF the behaviour to perfection. Besides that, one REALLY important part of my RC training is also building CORRECT MUSCLE MEMORY of running through target from beginning (we all know that when building muscle/brain memory, it is much easier to teach the dog from beginning the correct behaviour/movement, then having to change and re-write it later). And besides that, building muscle memory also takes time, so starting slower with younger dogs is another benefit. And building CORRECT muscle memory will be also one really important part of training RC with younger dogs, because once dog masters the correct muscle memory of running through target, teaching RC becomes really easy.

With FOUNDATION RC class, we will of course also NOT NEED the access to the DW (we will do all foundations with the help of TARGET, FOOD MACHINE, TOYS and PLANK and some obstacles like TUNNEL and WINGS to help us with discriminations, generalisations or with motivational issues). And that is also one of the reasons to open RC FOUNDATIONS – to avoid people training with too young dogs on the full height DW! Because like mentioned, SO MANY foundations for TARGETING (building correct muscle memory and focus for target) and GENERALISATIONS (adding movement, rewarding with toy, rewarding with food, adding obstacle after target,…) can (and must) be first done AWAY from the DW (and even plank), since that is much nicer for dog’s body and also to avoid bringing conflict to DW training.

And just like with ADVANCED RC class, we will also in this FOUNDATION RC class pay a lot of attention to probably one of the most important parts of any RC training : ADAPTING the class/method to every individual dog, based on his CHARACTER, SIZE, PHYSICAL ABILITIES,… ! Individual differences between dogs play a huge role when choosing the optimum training for every dog. Because of that, you have many different types of exercises in this class, which will help you get the best from every dog. Like mentioned, the approach of training for crazy, powerful dog cannot be the same as with less motivated, more sensitive dog!

Last but not least, I also put a lot of attention to SAFETY (you get that when you train RC with malinois :)) and that is another reason why I do many RC foundations away from full DW. We will also talk a LOT about all important equipment SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, which are much more important then you might think, because unsafe conditions are not only DANGEROUS for dogs, but they can also make your RC training much less successful (things like slippery target, ugly edge on lower heights,… can soon lead into over reaching, getting caught into FF hit pattern, avoiding target,…).

I have experiences of training RC for the past 18 years – all my dogs successfully had running contacts from beginning (Cavalier King Charles, Papillons, Pumis, Malinois and Pyr Sheep). The “classical” RC has also been huge success from day one and just in the past 4 years, I have had over 2000 RC students, which all helped me to tailor the class and method to perfection and all that will be included into this NEW FOUNDATION RC class.

So in case you have a dog with which you want to set GREAT foundations for all further RC training, you are welcome to join RC FOUNDATIONS and then proceed to ADVANCED RC class (click here). (Joining ADVANCED RC class is possible only for students who have joined RC FOUNDATION class eider as AUDITOR or WORKING TEAM).

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLASS:

  • starts on: Class that started on 9th of JANUARY 2024! is FULL, only AUDITING is possible
  • duration: 12 WEEKS (1 week of break in between included)
  • during the class, WORKING teams can post over 1 hour of edited videos and unlimited questions and AUDITORS can see all videos and ask unlimited questions (but they cannot post their own videos and get individual feedback)
  • price: WORKING team: 270 €, AUDITOR: 180 €


APPROPRIATE for: dogs from 6 months, regardless of (pre)knowledge. If your dog is already familiar with FOOD MACHINE and STATIC toy before this class starts that is great, if not, we will master that together.

EQUIPMENT needed: for the first few weeks, you will need to have a TARGET, “FOOD MACHINE”, TOY and occasionally an access to few WINGS and one TUNNEL (it can be as short as 3-4m). After few weeks, you will also need an access to a DW plank. We will go more into details about equipemnt (size of the target, appropriate plank,...), after you join the class.

REGISTER HERE:

WORKING TEAM: 270 €

WORKING SPOTS are FULL

TAX is included in the price.

AUDITOR: 180 €

REGISTRATION is OPEN

TAX is included in the price.

BOOK PRIVATE LESSONS for FOUNDATION RC class

(possible after you have been the member of FOUNDATION RC class)

Next set of private lessons will start from 26th of February - 26th of March 2024

REGISTRATION is OPEN

PRICE: 65 €,

TAX is included in the price.


If you don’t have PAYPAL account, you can also make PAYMENT with bank transfer through company account (after payment please send us an email on podlipnik.katarina@gmail.com 


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