[2023] Switch and Go

Taught by Lisa Schmit, PhD, CCFT, CPMP

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Enrollment Begins 10am Pacific on: May 1st, 2023 and Ends: May 15th, 2023 @ Midnight

Do You ...

Have a hard time getting your dog to "switch" turn away from you?

Fail at classes with lines because your dog will not switch and drive away from you?

Want to teach your dog to turn away with confidence?

Then This Class Is For You!!!

Being Able to Turn Your Dog Away is an Extremely Important Agility Skill

In this class, we will go over from the beginning the step by step methodology to teach your dog your cues to switch and drive forward.

We will be breaking down the skills to teach "switch" and "go" separately, and then put them together.

Are You Ready to Learn an Easy and Effective Step by Step Methodology of Teaching Your Dog to Turn Away From You and Keep Driving Forward?

Multiple videos with different level dogs will be shown throughout the class including the first time doing these exercises to more experienced dogs pushing for more distance.

Who Should Participate?

❖ Agility instructor who wants to learn other methodologies

❖ Competitors who are frustrated with not being able to get your dog to switch and drive forward

❖ Competitors who want to compete in any agility venue

❖ Open to all dogs over the age of 10 months that can perform hoops or jumps and tunnels

Why Take This Course

You will learn -

What cues to teach your dog to turn away from you and drive forward

How to use target cones and hoops/jumps to teach your dog to turn away and drive forward

Advantages of the Online Class

✔ Convience of online learning

✔ More time to learn the material than traditional in person class format
✔ Work at your own pace in the convience of your own home
✔ Access to material for as long as BLCC exists

What's Included?

Discussion Threads

There will be discussion threads to ask questions.


Each class is broken into lessons, with one or more exercises or techniques within each lesson.

Start Date

Class will begin as soon as you enroll. The class is always open so some students will be ahead of you and some behind you.


Working students can submit up to 3 minutes of video per lesson for instructional review. Feedback for worker videos will be in video form via screen-casting software. This way, the instructor can talk, slow down, draw lines, etc on YOUR video to provide invaluable feedback.


The class is open for video submission, questions, review, and comments for 90 days allowing you plenty of time to work through the material, take and edit video and formulate your questions as well as allow the instructor to review and give feedback. Access to material lasts as long as BLCC exists.

The school reserves the right to modify, update or remove this class at any time.

Course Curriculum:

    Week 1: Understanding Cues,
    Training, and Foundation
    (Shadow Handling, Bucket Work)
    Week 2: Cones, Switch on the
    Ground then Drive to Hoop
    (Switch Hoop, Go Hoop)
    Week 3: Drive Forward Out of
    Tunnel (Switch on the Ground to
      Week 4: Switch to Tunnel, Flip to Tunnel
      Week 5: Hoop, Hoop, Switch to Tunnel
      Week 6: Switch into a Pinwheel

        Class consists of 6 lessons with multiple exercises per lesson.

        Suggested Pre-requsites and Skill Level


        Open to all dogs that can perform hoops or jumps and tunnels.

        Skill Level

        Exercises and sequences range from beginner to advanced.

        Exercises can be adjusted to the skill level of your dog.

        Training Methods

        A variety of positive training methods can be used to achieve the correct behavior. The use of targeting, luring, and rewarding with toys and treats will be used. These methods will be discussed and broken down in the video tutorials, in the forum and through video review.

        Required Equipment

        Week 1

        ▷ 10' x 20' area

        ▷ Bucket

        Week 2

        ▷ 20' x 20' area

        ▷ 2 cones
        ▷ Bucket
        ▷ Hoop or Jump

        Week 3

        ▷ 30' x 30' area

        ▷ 3 Hoops or Jumps
        ▷ Tunnel

        Week 4

        ▷ 30' x 30' area

        ▷ 2 Hoops or Jumps
        ▷ Tunnel

        Week 5

        ▷ 30' x 50' area

        ▷ 3 Hoops or Jumps
        ▷ Tunnel

        Week 6

        ▷ 40' x 50' area

        ▷ 3 Hoops or Jumps
        ▷ Tunnel

        Disclaimer: Some information in this class may overlap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks, and fitness exercises. In addition, there are overlapping skills needed for many different performance activities so you may see exercises that are the same but packaged up differently toward a slightly different goal.

        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 Agility 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

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        [ Space is Limited to 15 Workers ]

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        One-time fee, USD

        *Taxes are inlcuded in listed price*

        • Ask questions in the discussion threads
        • View video feedback recordings in the working students threads

        Questions about the course? 

        Email the instructor Lisa Schmit at
        i[email protected]