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Training Excellence Assessment Modules
A virtual titling program that focuses on excellent training progression for any dog sport!
The original Training Excellence Assessment Modules emphasize components that create training excellence for any sport!
The Cooperative Care Certificate Training Excellence Modules demonstrate your dog’s comfort with grooming and veterinary procedures.
The Nosework Training Excellence Assessment Modules test your team’s progress toward becoming an excellent nosework team!
Fenzi TEAM Titling
The original TEAM titling program was designed to create a strong foundation for multiple dog sports by working through a single titling program.
Founded by Denise Fenzi in July of 2016, the program offers competitors a strong start for a future Obedience, Nosework, Agiliy, and more!
The exercises encourage excellence in training — requiring precision at the early levels and then behavior chains, proofing, and advanced skills as the team progresses.
Thus the name…
TEAM stands for Training Excellence Assessment Modules for a program designed to help assess excellence in training!
TEAM Level 1 Exercises
Difficulty of Skills Assessed
Challenges from Distractions
Multiple Testing Locations
Quantity of Reinforcement
…To prepare you to compete in any sport or venue that you might enjoy!
How is TEAM Different?
Instead of focusing on finished behavior chains for any one sport early in the titling process (for example, formal heeling for obedience or scent work for nosework trials), TEAM emphasizes that the dog-handler team demonstrates components that create training excellence for any sport.
By gradually adding distractions, changing locations and removing reinforcement opportunities, the team can complete tests and earn titles in a way that encourages excellent training — gradually increasing challenges while building complex chains of behavior over time and in a systematic fashion.
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Video titling allows you to review your submissions before paying for a run — so be sure to watch your own video and carefully review it against the rules!
Submissions are reviewed and scored by an anonymous judge who will provide feedback on your submission as well as determine whether the video is a “pass” or a “not yet.”
Level 1-3 Compilation Video
Excellent chains of behavior are the product of excellent foundation skills, regardless of the sport.
TEAM levels 1-3 focus on testing the handler’s applied training skills: can you work with reduced reinforcement, distractions and formality, and still maintain a high level of precision? If you can then you are demonstrating training excellence!
Levels 4-6 focus in on obedience exercises. A dog with a TEAM 6H should be well equipped to quickly progress in almost any obedience venue!
Honors titles are optional and showcase the ability to work with reduced reinforcement.
Join our Facebook Group
Fenzi TEAM Players
The easiest way to learn more about TEAM and to get started is to jump in and give it a try!
The TEAM program has a very active and supportive FB group to get you on your way; join our group and become a TEAM player!
The group is great for discussing training individual exercises with other trainers, learning more about the rules, and getting feedback on your videos with your own dogs.
More about TEAM
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