Resilience to Stress

Mental Preparation for Competition

How great would it be to erase competition stress in your dog? This class will take a strategic approach using proven scientific solutions. This course has made positive change in hundreds of agility dogs. Are you ready to step to the line with a focused, driven and happy dog?

FAQ

  • Does this course address dogs that are unmotivated or shut down?

    Yes, it does. The course will guide you through specific strategies for improving motivation & speed. You'll learn how to keep your dog in a happier and relaxed state of mind so they'll enjoy competing with you.

  • Will this be good for my stressed up and over the top dog?

    Yes, we will work with arousal control solutions that will teach your dog how to self-regulate in competition.

  • Is this course for dogs that aren't competing yet?

    Yes it is! You'll learn how to mentally prepare your do for competing in a demanding environment. We will create joyous practice sessions that work on critical skills with an emphasis on motivation and speed.

  • When does this class start?

    Right now! You can join at any time and work at your own pace. The class is available to you for 150 days. Course content is released in Chapters during 8 weeks. You get plenty of time to get instructor feedback and coaching for 150 days (5 months)!

  • I get stressed at competitions, will this class help with it?

    While this class is mainly about mentally preparing your dog for stress resiliency, I do address Handler Stress and strategies for being the best you can be!

  • How can I contact the Instructor?

    You can email Laura Bussing! Just send a note to bussingl@gmail.com

Curriculum

A multi-strategy approach to improve Canine Mental Resiliency. Over 100 lectures, lessons & resources covering a complicated issue. All dogs have stress to some degree when competing. As Handlers, we must learn how to best prepare our dogs to be the best they can be. Let's build resiliency in our canine partner for improved performance in the ring.

  • Chapter 1: Intro to Stress & Crating Arrangements

  • Chapter 2: Training Patterns & Delayed Gratification

  • Chapter 3: Increasing Confidence & Self Control

  • Chapter 4: Increasing Trust & Relationship Building

  • Chapter 5: Increasing Handler Knowledge & Skills

  • Chapter 6: Reducing Trigger Responses

Testimonials

Forever Grateful

Klare

"I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed the online Ring Stress Class. Your format of posting slides and then teaching with the corresponding videos has been nothing short of perfection for this adult learner. All the examples thrown in are so helpful as well. I can tell you in by understanding how to better recognize Ellie’s triggers, we have already seen big changes in her behavior. My husband even complimented us and how “engaged” she was with me in agility practice and this is HUGE coming from this man. Anyway, your class has clarified so much and I look forward to having more agility dogs in the future to bring along as well. Forever grateful."

It's the Best Class I've ever taken

Amanda

"Thank you for such a wonderful class! The positive changes in my crack-head dog are remarkable. I can't believe how amazing it is to run him with a focused brain. I'm so glad I took the class, it's the best one ever! Learning how to keep him in his thinking brain has been so powerful!"

From Stressed to Best

Laura Kuterbach

I really enjoyed the quality information and feedback. The technology platform was easy to navigate, allowing me to access all of the information and not get lost on the website. I would recommend this class to everyone who wants to help their dog gain confidence. It's definitely a journey!

MACH Success

Brenda

"Laura's class helped me and my dog come together as a team after our 4 years struggling to Q. After her course I finally understood what she needed from me to help us earn our MACH we had been working towards."

My dog is Transformed

Lori

"I was not sure if this class could help my dog, but I am blown away at the results I'm seeing! Not only is she calmer around other dogs running, she is completely in a zen zone when its her turn. Our Q rate has increased dramatically and she doesn't take off courses or knock bars. I have recommended this course to all of my students. Everyone should know how to support their dogs on an emotional level. Thank you so much!"

Life Changing

Megan

"Just wanted to tell you that you really have made a difference in my life and training!"

Instructor

Agility Coach

Laura Bussing, CPDT, CCFT, COMD-I

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Certified OneMind Dogs Agility Instructor, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, FitPaws Master Trainer, 35 years of dog training, agility & behavior consulting experience. National Level competitor in UKI, USDAA & AKC.

Access Levels

Working: submits video homework to receive the most Coaching & Feedback. Auditors: access to content, can ask questions and join in discussions. Long-term access lasting 150 days (5 months).

Recent Reviews

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Laurie Ingram

I loved this course! I learned so much about how to help my dog deal with the agility trial environment and also how to improve our skills. Well worth the ...

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I loved this course! I learned so much about how to help my dog deal with the agility trial environment and also how to improve our skills. Well worth the time!! We've already used some of our new knowledge at Finn's first agility trial! Thanks, Laura!

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Wonderful Class

Gayle McNish

This class provided me with lots of tools to assist me in dealing with my dog's ring anxiety. Laura was prompt and thorough in providing feedback on my home...

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This class provided me with lots of tools to assist me in dealing with my dog's ring anxiety. Laura was prompt and thorough in providing feedback on my homework, and she made sure that I followed through with the recommended training. I'm already beginning to see the effects - my dog is much more focused and seems excited to work with me. I'm looking forward to continuing our journey together!

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