Argus Ranch Online

Here are the classes that are currently available. Let us know if you have any questions by clicking on the paper airplane. 

Online/Virtual Class Refund Policy

We offer a 90% refund for the class if you request a cancellation at least 5 days before the class begins. There are no refunds once the course has started. We suggest that you read the information provided carefully before making your purchase. If you have any questions about whether the content is right for you, please email us at university@argusranch.com.

Thread the Needle: Amazing Threadles!! Spring 2022

Instructor - Jordan Biggs

Ever wonder how some people can cue threadles and keep moving forward with ease? Does your dog have some basic threadle knowledge, but could benefit from proofing all of the different situations they might see on course? In this class you will learn how to effectively train your dog to independently threadle through gaps, threadle to the backside, and perform tunnel discriminations, all while you leave to get down the course! The best part is.... all you need is ONE JUMP and your LIVING ROOM!

 

This class begins April 29th and runs for 8 weeks (6 lessons with a 2 week break to catch up). Open to dogs of all ages, working spots only need access to 1-2 jumps and an optional tunnel. See the registration page (linked below) for full details!

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Working Spots: $195               Auditing Spots: $115

Fantastic Running Contacts Spring 2022 - May 2nd

Instructor - Jordan Biggs

Build the skills you need to teach your dog a successful running dogwalk and A-frame.

 

You will learn -

  • Creating value for the mat and understanding the task. 

  • Plank work with the goal of a complete dogwalk. 

  • Training and adding verbals for dogwalk exits (go straight, collect, turn away). 

  • Some obstacle sequencing. 

Included depending on your registration level -​

  • 6 lessons - 12 weeks to complete the class.

  • Access to all course material on both mobile and your computer.

  • Downloadable content for off-line access when training.

  • Posting questions and videos.

  • Participate in discussions and watch videos.

  • Instructor feedback on video assignments (working spots only)

  • Keep what you buy - no expiring content

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Verbals for Agility - Starts May 30th

Instructor - Jordan Biggs & Apprentice Instructor Hana Spitz

This course will walk you through how you can teach your dog to UNDERSTAND verbals. It will help you and your dog master all the skills needed to have consistent verbal understanding in any situation. 

Your dog will learn - Verbal discriminations; The value of your verbals; Verbals with handler motion; Breaking naughty equipment self rewarding habits; How to truly understand each of your verbals.

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Seriouslee & Friends Training Chronicles 

Instructor - Jordan Biggs

Follow along with Jordan as she trains tricks, shaping, fitness, verbals, running contacts and more with her new puppy Seriouslee and her puppy friends!

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Seriouslee & Friends Agility Chronicles 

Instructor - Jordan Biggs

Follow along with Jordan through Seriee's agility foundation training! Now that she has built a strong foundation for working together through distractions in any new environment you can follow along as she trains all the agility skills needed for an amazing agility dog!

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Nail Trimming

Instructor - Sarah Forde

On Demand - Start when you like

Does your dog panic when the nail clippers or dremel come out? Are you nervous about potentially cutting the quick? Do you want nail trims to be easy, stress-free, and fun for both you and your dog? In this online class, we'll be going over how to safely clip and dremel light or dark nails without hitting the quick, how to teach a consent behavior so your dog can say "yes please!" to nail trims, how to teach dogs to enjoy and relax during nail trim time, how to make and use a scratchboard, and more! Class is 4 weeks long with 3-5 videos and lessons per week. The material never expires so you can take it at your own pace. 

Wonderful Walking

Instructor - Sarah Forde

Does your dog pull like a freight train on leash? Lunge towards squirrels and anything else that catches his interest? Plop down and refuse to go forward? This class will teach you and your dog how to walk with ease - no pulling, no stress, no worries. We will go over common mistakes, easy changes to set your dog up for success, ways to reinforce your dog for good walking without needing to always carry treats, games and exercises to teach good leash manners, and more! This class uses positive reinforcement to teach our dogs what appropriate leash walking looks like, as well as management to prevent our dogs from practicing bad behaviors.

Get BACK in Shape!

Instructor - Leslie Eide

Ready to get back in the game? The ongoing global pandemic has thrown everyone’s world upside down, including our dogs! Get (Back) In Shape will teach you a basic understanding of canine fitness and guide you step by step to get your dog ready to return to the games you both love. We will cover cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Learn from the best how to get your dog back in the game and stay in the game.