Mon, Jun 26|
Online Via Zoom
R+ For the Human End of the Leash with Megan Foster
Gain valuable insights on Gain valuable insights on setting up a training environment for human learners setting the stage for errorless learning, splitting skills down, avoiding over-facing students, encouraging students to work without their dogs, and structuring feedback that opens communication!
Time & Location
Jun 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
Online Via Zoom
About the event
Don't miss this upcoming webinar to learn how to effectively advocate for canine learners by aligning with their humans! Megan will share valuable insights on setting up a training environment for human learners and how it is just as important as setting things up for dogs. The webinar will cover various topics such as setting the stage for errorless learning in humans, splitting skills down, instructing just enough without over-facing students, encouraging students to work without their dogs, and structuring feedback that opens communication between teacher and learner.
Megan Foster (She/Her) has been training in agility for nearly her entire life. With nearly 25 years of experience, she has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dogs within a large variety of breeds. She began her agility journey with an American Eskimo and a Westie, both loaner dogs from people in her local training club. In 1999, she began competing with her first Shetland Sheepdog Buddy. While, running him, she knew that agility was what she was meant to do.
In 2003, Ty, another Sheltie, became part of her life, and her agility career took off like a rocket. He was three years old and not completely sure of himself but together, they blossomed into an incredible team, on and off the course! In 2005, she attended her first national event, and took fifth place in the $10,000 Dog Agility Steeplechase Finals with Ty. That same year, she became a USDAA Judge, as a 13 year-year-old Junior Handler, the youngest ever.
Since then, she has competed at the Cynosport World Games twelve times, with eight different dogs. She has also attended the AKC national three times with her border collie, Smack. Smack and Megan also attended the International Team Tryouts three times, earning a spot on the European Open team in 2015, representing Team USA in Germany that year.
She has also had her share of disappointments when it comes to sport prospects. Her second border collie, Shock, was unable to compete to the levels that she had dreamt of due to noise sensitivity and other health concerns that arose late in life. Her Parson Russel Terrier, Shrek, is one of the most talented dogs that she has ever gotten to train, and yet, he very clearly told her they competing was not for him. Her experience with all of her dogs has mold her into the trainer. She is today. Her current up-and-coming superstar, Sprint, a border collie, is a direct representation of all that she has learned, and that she continues to learn about living and competing with these amazing creatures.
She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her partner and their five dogs: Skittles, Shock, Skirk, Shrek and Sprint. She coaches, dog agility online full-time at the FxAgility School, travels to present seminars, and coaches other agility professionals on their training programs in business ambitions. It is her goal as an educator to guide other dog sports enthusiasts on their path to excellence. Regardless of experience levels, bred choice, goals, and lifestyle, it is her extreme privilege to watch teams, build a sustainable version of agility for their team.
A Live Q&A will be provided in what time remains following the presentation.
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