We love online classes! It’s a perfect possibility to train with your trainer of your choice no matter the distance. And it`s the most flexible kind of training. You decide when to train, where to train and what to train. Most online classes have the option to chose between active and auditing spots. There are many advantages with active spots – you and your trainer can follow all ministeps and you get immediate and personalized feedback to your questions and problems. Auditing spots can be very useful if you don’t have the time to record and edit all your training sessions or have an injured dog for example.
As mentioned before, I want to present some online puppyclasses which I find recommendable. This recommendations are based on personal experiences with the class itself or the trainer.
Silvia Trkman – lolabuland
The queen of online classes. The first and the most famous. I guess she started with online classes when 90% of people didn’t even know how to spell agility.
Duration: 12 weeks, 6 lessons with 2 weeks of break
Price: 210€ active, 120€ auditing
+ probably the most experienced online trainer
+ huge community – stalk your fellow classmates and get even more tips
+ you can win a free class through your graduation video
+ you get the basics for the next classes (foundations, extreme foundations)
+ no equipment required, no minimum or maximum age
Katarina Podlipnik – FUNtastic dog agility training
The name keeps the promise. Katarina is well known for her positive training attitude and it`s all about speed and motivation. She is not the average dog handler, having experience with Papillons, Croatian Sheepdogs, Malinois, Pumis and PyrSheps and many more breeds through her online courses.
Duration: 3 months, 6 lessons
Price: 240€ active, 160€ auditor
+ benefit from Katarina’s experience with a variety of dog breeds
+ Fast feedback, usually less than one working day
+ especially for those who want to work on motivation/playing
+ Forum, stalk your classmates!
Polona Bonac – LET’S PLAY
Another handler/trainer who has been in the game for ages with various kind of breeds. She made the world a better place through sharing her video of the 5 most common tugging mistakes on youtube. In this online course you will get the possibility to learn even more about the most important agility skill – playing with your dog.
Duration: 6 lessons
Price: 150€ active, 70€ auditor
+ focus on playing, playing, playing
+ boosting your dog’s motivation
Susan Garrett – RECALLERS
Canadian superhero of dog training, inspiring many dog owners/handlers/trainers around the world. This woman knows things about innovative and smart training AND she know dogs. All of her online classes are known for being detailed and structured.
Duration: 40 games
+ Super detailed and structured
+ not only agility training
Nadine Alshut – Peak Performer
Good news for our German speaking friends! You can find a puppy class complete in German, made by Nadine Alshut from Germany. The class is based on Susan Garrett’s recallers class with many detailed videos, Q&A parts and personalised feedback. Learn more about playing, teamwork and impuls controll.
Duration: 3 months, 30 games
Price: 230€ active, 180€ auditing
+ detailed videos and Q&A parts
+ Forum, stalk your classmates!
Enya Habel -Puppy Diary
Winter is coming! This is a 100% auditing puppy class. Watch and learn from Swedish Enya and see little Rally growing up. From everyday life to agility foundations. She has done an amazing job training her first Sheltie and I’m sure this will be an exciting journey too.
Duration: 12 months
Price: Ca 250€, auditing
+ Shelties!! Cute!!
+ no struggles with recording/editing
Siv Svendsen is most experienced in Obedience and Mondioring. She is a „motivation-nerd“ and explains her trainings in small and easy understandable steps. Even though you might not be interested in doing Obedience, her puppy classes are useful for any sports and activities with your dog. Her classes are only for auditors.
Price: € 30 – 50 / class
+ everything in your own pace
+ classes in swedish & english
Are you participating at another online puppy class? We would love to hear about your experiences!