For students unable to meet in person on a regular basis Melanie offers a variety of online training options to suit many different types of needs.  Melanie is available for several private instruction topics, including:

  • Trial run analysis
  • Running contact training
  • Puppy training
  • Handling foundation
  • Goal setting/training plan development


Read what students have to say about online classes with Melanie!


***NEW!!! REMOTE LIVE LESSONS ON YOUR AGILITY FIELD!***

Using your phone or tablet on a tripod (incorporate a PIXIO/PIXEM to get fancy!) plus some wireless headphones, you can have Melanie on your own agility field!  Choose the topic you want to train, whether it's foundation training, sequencing, running/stopped contacts, motivation...the sky is the limit!!  $120/hour


Upcoming ONLINE Classes


Starting on May 25th! Stunning Stopped Contacts: Contact Board Training/Proofing​ 

​This class covers the introduction to the contact board and how to fully proof your contact behavior using a short contact board, perfect for small spaces!  We will spend six weeks building a strong behavior and proofing through all the elements needed to create a solid performance.


This class is suitable for all dogs six months and older, both those just starting out, as well as experienced teams looking to improve understanding and independence.

Equipment needed: Short 3-4 foot board, 2 jumps and one tunnel

Space required: many exercises can be completed with just the board; progressions need no more than 30 feet x 30 feet space

Cost: Working Student - $240; Silent Auditor - $120


Format: Secret Facebook Classroom 

How to Sign-up: Send paypal to completecanineathlete @ gmail.com and include a note with your Facebook username and the name of the class you are signing up for. Melanie will then send you an invite to the secret group.


Starting May 25! Running Contacts Focus Group

This class will be a pilot program limited to 20 working spots, as it will be custom tailored to the working participants.  Melanie will guide students through a 6 week program to introduce the mat, progress to a flat board and beyond depending on student progress.


Equipment needed: 24" x 12" mat, manners minder, 6-12' board


Cost: Working Student - $240; Silent Auditor - $120


Format: Secret Facebook Classroom 

How to Sign-up: Send paypal to completecanineathlete @ gmail.com and include a note with your Facebook username and the name of the class you are signing up for. Melanie will then send you an invite to the secret group.


Starting May 25th! Bridging the Gap: Applying Foundation Skills to Short Sequences

Join Melanie for 6 weeks as she provides weekly sequences to test your foundation skills.  Then use your video submissions to get handling feedback or return to basics to make the foundation elements stronger.  Background from Handling Foundations Part 1 and Part 2 are recommended by not required.  


Equipment needed: 5 jumps and 1 tunnel; sequences will be designed for a 40x60 space


Cost: Working Student - $240; Silent Auditor - $120


Format: Secret Facebook Classroom 


How to Sign-up: Send paypal to completecanineathlete @ gmail.com and include a note with your Facebook username and the name of the class you are signing up for. Melanie will then send you an invite to the secret group.


How to Bring Your "A-Game" Into the Agility Ring - SELF-STUDY

Have you ever left a trial feeling like you didn't perform to the best of your abilities? Sign up for JAG's self study to listen to some idea from Melanie Miller to optimize the trial experience for your dog and yourself, and to set your team up for success!!! When you register for this self study, you receive access to the replay of the 90 minute seminar, a copy of the presentation and a published article with the same name.


Cost: ONLY $25!!!


How to Sign-Up: Go toJAG Agility


Agility Handling Foundation Part 1 - SELF-STUDY

This class covers several key topics that are essential for creating a confident, independent agility teammate. These skills include strong obstacle independence as well as instructions for teaching several verbal skills to help both when the handler is at a distance or would like to get ahead on course.  Over an hour of instructional videos, plus watch the feedback given to previous class participants.

This class is suitable for all dogs six months and older, both those just starting out, as well as experienced teams looking to improve independence and verbal skills. Most skills are introduced with very low bars, and teams will be individually challenged as appropriate.

Equipment needed: 3 jumps and one tunnel

Space required: many exercises can be completed with just a single jump or tunnel; progressions need no more than 30 feet x 30 feet space

Cost: SELF-STUDY ($120), plus optional 4 weeks of feedback ($100)

Format: Secret Facebook Classroom 

How to Sign-up: Send paypal to completecanineathlete @ gmail.com and include a note with your Facebook username and the name of the class you are signing up for. Melanie will then send you an invite to the secret group.


Agility Handling Foundation Part 2 - SELF-STUDY

​Join us for this follow on class to Melanie's highly popular Handling Foundations Online Class!  In this class, we build on the topics introduced in Handling Foundation.  Exercises will include further proofing of skill understanding, introducing handling techniques and crosses, plus putting things together in short sequences.  As always, we will keep a strong focus on obstacle independence and verbal understanding, while learning key handling concepts important for all courses. In addition to the video instruction, you can follow along with the advice given to previous class participants.


This class is suitable for all dogs 9 months and older, both those just starting out, as well as experienced teams looking to improve independence and verbal skills.  Jump height may be set as appropriate for individual teams, and additional challenges will be provided as appropriate.

Equipment needed: 3 jumps and one tunnel; setups will be designed to fit a 40 x 40 space

Cost: SELF STUDY ($120), plus optional 4 weeks of feedback ($100)

Format: Secret Facebook Group 

How to Sign-up: Send paypal to completecanineathlete @ gmail.com and include a note with your Facebook username and the name of the class you are signing up for. Melanie will then send you an invite to the secret group.


Blind Cross Foundation - SELF-STUDY
Blind Cross Foundation ONLINE Class with Melanie Miller!! If you are looking for a more motivating way to run your dog, an easier way to stay ahead, or simply some relief for your hips, knees and ankles, this class is for you!  This class covers the blind cross foundation exercise that she uses to teach handlers and their dogs how to execute blind crosses on the tightest of turns.  Then it covers a variety of short sequences to practice various blind cross scenarios.  Master them all, and then YOU get to decide where you'd like to use them on courses. In addition to the instructions and exercises, watch the feedback given to previous class participants.

This class is suitable for all dogs eight months and older, both those just starting out, as well as experienced teams looking to improve their blind cross precision. The foundation exercise can (and is encouraged to!) be done with a very low bar, and teams will be individually challenged as appropriate.

Equipment needed: 3 jumps and one tunnel (however the foundation exercise is ONLY one jump!!!)

Space required: sequences will be designed to fit in a 40 x 40 area

Cost: SELF STUDY ($90), plus optional 4 weeks of feedback ($100)

Format: Secret Facebook Classroom 


How to Sign-up: Send paypal to completecanineathlete @ gmail.com and include a note with your Facebook username and the name of the class you are signing up for. Melanie will then send you an invite to the secret group.