Fenzi Dog Sports Academy

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One of the benefits of country life is lots of off-leash fun, one frustration is the absence of training opportunities within a reasonable distance.

This online program was recently suggested to me.  I have spent some time on the site and it seems to fit what I have been seeking for our boy.  I'm pretty excited about it.

Curious if anyone has used this program and would love some feedback.  The timing for the next session starting 12/1 is perfect for us, so I have a little time for research/input.

 

 

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What online program??? am I missing something??

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Tali, it's called the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy and the class I'm looking at is nose work 101.  I was asking for feedback about the fenzi dog sports academy, if anyone on the forum had used this system of training instruction.  They have numerous options on classes.  They present video instruction and you can submit videos of your home sessions for critiques and suggestions. 

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Wow! That looks great! I just read through some of the beginning nosework course and watched some of the videos. It seems like a really good program for those with the discipline to do the exercises without the structure of a class. It is definitely something that I will be looking into after Juneau completes his basic/CGC courses (he's starting in advanced obedience Oct27!). I'd love to hear about your experiences with this program if you enroll.

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I love to hear that people are working their dogs that's great.....let us know how this works out for you!!!  and when you submit videos let us know

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This sounds fab MommaL, my puppys dad has Shutzhund qualifications and her sister is enrolled and doing well but there are no clubs near me so I am deff going to look into this! Thanks for the heads up

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We signed up and are excited!  Ordered the scent kit today.  I will not be submitting videos, but will keep you guys posted.

 

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Thanks for the heads up. It would be a little while before we could look at doing this, but I'll definitely keep it in mind for 2015. I like what they have to say about their training approach, which is the most important aspect for me.

IPO/Shutzund is just too far away, and impractical for us, but this would be great. Storm is finally calm enough to start working, and I'll have my 6mo shephard x dane soon, so this would be great for both of them. Nosework sounds like a great place to start.

Prices seem pretty reasonable too. I paid 290us for an online Ian Dunbar 3 day seminar (I can access it over and over to catch the things I missed, or to work on new things I want to try) which was excellent also. I was able to easily apply what I learned from the web into my every day, so I'm sure this course would translate just as well.

Good luck with training and plz keep us updated.

 

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Very impressed so far!  We are behind "schedule", but my questions have been quickly answered and the ability to move at our own pace is a huge benefit.  I will also have access to the videos and forum comments for a while after the class ends, and I like that benefit.  

Our boy seems to enjoy the sessions despite my clumsiness with treating.  We are using the holiday off time to catch up.

We will be trying other classes.  I think it's a great value.

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Just started our next class, building relationships through play.  Looks like it will be great fun!  Some things we are already doing, so that was encouraging.  

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I really like all the good information in the "play" class!  Clues about pressure, ideas of games, and simple and effective communication.  And Rip LOVES it all.  I jumped too far ahead with the nose work class, he was not that interested but it's cool that we have access to all the material and can come back to it later.  

This program is a great value.

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These comments have been so helpful as I've also been looking at Fenzi on-line training.  We travel full time in a motorhome, and I am always looking for ways to keep Bella learning (and me) and keep Bella engaged.  We usually stay places where running and playing with our dogs is possible - with training leads, a large parking lot even has possibilities.  I'm really interested in the nose work courses.