Whether you're new to coursing sports or a seasoned operator, our Professional Certification Course will enhance your skills and provide you with all the tools you need to succeed!
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Just getting started in coursing sports? Or do you have experience but want to gain a more solid foundation for running your events? Our Professional Certification Course for Lure Event Operators is exactly what you need!
This is an extremely comprehensive online training curriculum that will provide you with everything you need to become competent at running SAFE coursing events.
Don't have your equipment yet or want to upgrade? When you register for the Certification course you'll automatically become eligible for a 15% discount on all of our superb equipment, including all L'il Monster Fast CAT systems! * As an alumnus, you'll maintain a 10% discount on all products and any training courses we offer for as long as you're running animals. We want you to succeed!
This course is designed for people like you who want to start running lure coursing and AKC, UKC and/or CKC Fast CAT events for hobby, fun and profit: it will teach you everything you need to know from how to run the dogs safely, how to use the equipment, all the ins-and-outs of running the events, the business side of these events, how to be profitable, and much, much more.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE? Being a Certified Lure Event Operator sets you apart from 99.9% of the operators out there running dogs. Aside from graduates of this professional training curriculum, people who are lure operators or coursing event providers have never had any formal training at all, and have gained their experience and knowledge in a variety of ways and from multiple sources. This creates a lack of continuity and standardization across the industry and leaves dog owners at the mercy of untrained people who may or may not be able to create a safe experience for their dogs or put on well-organized events.
So aside from training, what does certification give you? Your designation as a Certified Professional Lure Event Operator creates:
•Mantle of authority and trust
•Provides qualifications in all aspects of coursing events
•Creates an aura of distinction, competence and integrity
•Recognition and respect as a professional
•Designates you as accomplished and experienced
•Validation in your profession
This is an intensive and comprehensive study course with quizzes, downloadable handouts and materials, a final exam, and a printed Certification that will be mailed to you upon completion. Stand out in your field and learn from the very best!
*(cannot be combined with other sales or discounts)
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Field and Crew Positions
Module 3: Preliminaries: Lure Coursing Basics – Creating a Safe Course
Module 4: Preliminaries: What Constitutes An Unsafe Course
Module 5: All About FastCAT!
Module 6: Lure Coursing vs. FastCAT - A Comparison
Module 7: Equipment and Its Use: The Machines, Batteries, Chargers, Pulleys, Line tension, String & Lure Tips
Module 8: Equipment Repairs & Maintenance, including specific types of failure at the field and how to address it
Module 9: Canine Physiology & Evaluating for Coursing – Part 1
Locomotion & gait analysis, specific physiological conditions in dogs that can affect safe running
Module 10: Canine Physiology and Evaluating for Coursing – Part 2: Specific physiological conditions (continued), Age as a Factor
Module 11: Canine Physiology and Evaluating for Coursing – Part 3: Weight as a factor, common injuries on the field and how to avoid them
Module 12: Canine Physiology and Evaluating for Coursing – Part 4: Injuries and Safety: Injuries specific to coursing events
Module 13: Field First Aid: General Principles, specific conditions and how to address them
Module 14-16: Field Work: Running the dogs, safely reversing and stopping in the right place; hands-on instruction
Module 17: Course Setup & Layout Samples
Module 18: The Business of Coursing, Part 1: Business form and development, purchasing equipment, marketing, more
Module 19: The Business of Coursing, Part 2: Business, purchasing equipment, fields, field rules, more
Module 20: Final Exam
Module 21: Course Handouts