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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-24-2014, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Fenzi dog academy

Anyone take any classes? I'm looking to enroll, I know I'm not willing to do gold level...but I need to decide if silver is worth it or if I should just go bronze.

I know I could do most of this stuff on my own, I'm using the class as a motivator. So I'm thinking bronze level will be more than enough.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-24-2014, 06:27 PM
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I'd be interested in hearing some opinions as well. I've been looking into taking some bronze or silver level classes.
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I just finished a course at the gold level. Loved it. The gold is great because the instructor can watch your and your dog's body language and critique you. I even found that I'd catch a few things I was doing wrong when I watched my video before sending it in. So if you don't do gold level, I'd really recommend you at least video tape yourself once a week and watch how you're doing.

I was going to sign up for another course to start next week, but funds are way too low right now, so I'm gonna wait until the course comes around again.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-25-2014, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any experience with bronze or silver?
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I have taken a bronze level class in IPO foundations when Patton was young. It was a nice set up, but I lost interest and slacked off a lot because it was stuff we already knew so I wasn't very motivated.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-25-2014, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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But the info it all there if you are self motivated? (Which I'm hoping I can do)....did you find you needed more input on the parts you did do? Or was it enough to get something out of the course?

I know this is why the gold is so popular, you are held accountable for your training.
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I took the Precision Heeling with Fenzi at the bronze level. The videos and notes were sufficient for me. Overall, enjoyable, informative and felt I added new tools to my toolbox.

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I have taken Gold and Bronze. Lately, the Bronze people have been setting up Facebook pages to discuss and show videos of their lessons. I like the Gold, but don't have the cash to continue at that level because I also take classes at local clubs and do private lessons. Private lessons are the best, in my opinion.
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I have taken Gold and Bronze. Lately, the Bronze people have been setting up Facebook pages to discuss and show videos of their lessons. I like the Gold, but don't have the cash to continue at that level because I also take classes at local clubs and do private lessons. Private lessons are the best, in my opinion.

Because you said this about the FB groups I signed up for bronze for the tricks class. I'm excited! Now to just remain motivated for the entire 6 weeks!!
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Oh and we do agility every weekend. We are also set up for a manners class in Jan (as long as my work hours don't change too much!)...
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