"Do you rush to the line or feel frazzled at the start because your dog won't stay?

Ever had a bad Start-Line turn your run into a train wreck?


In this class, you will learn how to train and maintain a calm, confident Start-Line. Before long, you'll be able lead out with confidence even with big distractions like throwing toys or a tunnel as obstacle #1!

Lisa has a different philosophy when training start-lines. She doesn't train for the stay--- She trains the release. Training the release is 🔑 to successfully training dogs that

⏺are calm at the start-line,

⏺stay until verbally released,

⏺charge off the start-line with confidence

In this class, you will learn Lisa's step by step methodology and the ability to proof your start-lines with targets and toys. Lisa will show videos with her young dog as well as advanced dogs to show you real time training and how to handle training challenges.

This class has 7 lessons. One lesson will post each week. You will have 90 days to post video and questions for feedback and access to all course material for 1 yr.

Dogs of any level and age are welcome, so if you have any type of sloppy stay, either start-line or hey "just say there" while I go over here, this class will help you teach your dogs that stay means stay.

Join Lisa is this great class to set your dog up EVERY time for a successful agility run.



Your Instructor


Lisa Schmit, PhD, CCFT, CPMP
Lisa Schmit, PhD, CCFT, CPMP

Certified Canine Fitness Trainer

Certified Pet Massage Practitioner

Bobbie Lyons K9FITteam Member

Lisa is the owner of In The Zone, LLC.and is one of the most accomplished handlers in NADAC. Her consistent, clear positive approach to dog training is evidence with her continual success with multiple dogs! She offers agility, conditioning and massage seminars across the continent and puts on about 12 NADAC trails a year.

Lisa has come home from the NADAC Championships with 10 trophies with 5 different dogs. She has finished in Overall Top 3 at NADAC Champs 22 times with 9 different dogs including her Brittany and Aussie. Tandem, JP7 and Revolution earned the coveted Purple MODSQUAD award--Master of Distance and Speed which requires high level distance handling and speed. Less than 25 dogs in the world have this award and Lisa has three of them. JP7 and Tandem earned the Distance Cup Award. Nine of her dogs have over 175 NATCHES, over 45 Speed Stars. Eight of her dogs have almost 200 Bonus Runs (requires big distance skills). Her dogs are consistently in the Top 10 every year and in most categories in the NADAC Hall of Fame.

To learn more about Lisa visit: www.inthezoneagility.com


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the class start and finish?
Class officially starts the day after the enrollment period ends. New material will be dripped out every 7 days after class begins to allow you time to process the information and start the training process. Video review and commenting will be open for 90 days from the start of class allowing you plenty of time to work through the material, take and edit video and formulate your questions as well as allow me time to review and give feedback. I have built in extra time after all class materials are available so that students that are behind or students still working on behaviors can ask questions and post video for review and comment.
How long do I have access to the class?
For one year from the start of class. The school reserves the right to modify, update or remove this class at any time.
What is your refund policy for current classes?
You will receive a refund if you request your cancellation at least 1 day before the class begins. There are no refunds after class has started.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We make every effort to offer valuable information at an affordable rate. We suggest you read the class description carefully before making your purchase to determine if the class is right for you. Because there are many levels of trainers, there will be material that is review for some and new to others. For those that are review, it will give you an opportunity to look at what you have trained and refine the behaviors as needed. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact admin at [email protected]
Can Bobbie Lyons diagnose or treat injury??
No - Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KPA CPT cannot diagnose or treat injury. She can design fitness plans for healthy dogs or dogs that have a written release from veterinary care and/or veterinary rehabilitation care.