Well, we’ve finally entered the 21st century and are delighted to be able to offer live on-line 121’s for our Ringcraft Rebels.
30 minute sessions ….
just for you
If you live just too far away to train with us in person, or you’d just like a bit of a brush up and feedback, then our personal on-line 121’s are just the ticket for you. You’ll have the freedom to train within your own home, linked to Kerry in real time just as if she were actually in the room with you.
A half an hour session will give you the confidence and direction to move forward knowing that you aren’t consolidating any mistakes just because you aren’t able to make it to a physical training session. It’s also a great way to begin training with brand new puppies before they’ve had their injections so they can still get their paw on the show ladder as early as you’d like with no risk of infection. All aspects of Ringcraft can be addressed through your mobile device so you can practice at home and only make the trip up to Yorkshire when you feel an “in person” session is needed – saving you travelling time, petrol and venue booking fees.
How do I book a session:
Check on Kerry’s availability from the pinned post at the top of the Rhodes 2 Ringcraft Facebook page through this link Rhodes 2 Ringcraft This will tell you what spaces Kerry has and as soon as you find one that suits you, simply message Kerry through the Rhodes 2 Ringcraft page to book your time. Then just pay for your place with the “Purchase Slot” button at the bottom of this page. If you do not see a time that suits, message Kerry just in case she is able to juggle things around for you – you never know.
A smartphone, tablet or laptop with a camera or webcam (if you’re using a phone, the bigger screens are better)
Tripod or something you can lean your device against securely.
Set up your device in front of an area where you can stack your dog and adjust so you can see what Kerry can see – you have to be far enough away so that all of your dog can be seen but bear in mind that you need to be able to hear advice and tips – if you have earbuds or wireless headphones, you could pop those in. Avoid being in direct sunlight as the glare means that you either can’t see or be seen. Grab your treats and a clicker and, if you can, have a practice in that area so you know how much room you have to work in.
You will receive a link to the 1-2-1 in either an email or message and you simply click on the link to get started. No need to download the Teams app as it will open for you. You will see a screen asking if you want to join the meeting or if you are super organised, that the meeting hasn’t started but the host knows you are there. Click the Join Now button and your hostess with the mostess will then appear. On the same screen you will see icons at the bottom for turning your microphone, video and speaker on but they should come on once you click Join Now.
Can’t hear or see?
You should be able to see and hear each other now but if not, check that the icons on the screen for your video and microphone are not switched off and the volume is turned up on your device.
Camera is just black?
Make sure your camera is pointing in the right direction or doesn’t have a cover over it. Use the switch view icon to change it
If you have any questions at all, please either message through the Rhodes 2 Ringcraft page or text Kerry directly on 07946 208817
Reviews from past students:
Tracy & Cali: “We have just had a fantastic “guinea pig” online ringcraft session with Kerry. Cannot believe the difference in Cali and I in just half an hour! With Kerry’s clear instructions and demonstrations Cali and I got to work. Watching us with her expert eye Kerry was able to pick up on little adjustments for me to make to get the best out of Cali and it worked a treat. All the benefits of a tailored 1:1 session in your own home and allowed me to access Kerry’s expertise from another part of the country. Kerry is a natural at teaching in this way and made me feel at ease and I am so pleased we are able to work with her now. I for one will be booking some online training with again very soon. Thanks Kerry, Cali and I look forward to our next online session with you ”
Karen: “I’ve just been a Guinea Pig for Kerry and had the best half hour ring craft training ever via iPad! It really was as if she was in my kitchen with me and it was great getting one-to-one training tailored for my dog. I, for one, can’t wait until she gets this facility up and running so we can do it again!”
Sally: “Technical wizardry at its finest with a one to one with Kerry this afternoon, trying out her equipment before offering virtual sessions to the Rebels. Slight hiccup with sound was easily sorted when the volume button was engaged and lots of help with mastering that head position. Now have one knackered pooch!”