July 2012

Episode 9: Course Walking Tip; Learning from other Dog Sports thumbnail

Training Tip: Walk the course from your dog's point of view. Agility Topic: What can we learn from trainers in other dog sports? We discuss the influence that Obedience, Schutzhund, and Clicker Training has had on our training. Kim Donnell and Waggin' Tails Dog Training Watch Sarah walk the course. Dogwood Dog Training's Introduction to Competition

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Besides looking very cool, the serpentine maneuver is a great way to create very tight turns, with the added benefit of preventing off courses. Take a look at the sequence below:   Without the serpentine, most dogs will head toward the tunnel after jump #2. Even if the dog doesn't actually take the tunnel, a

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We showed you the usefulness of the 270-Serpentine maneuver in another article, but we didn't show you how to teach it to the novice dog from the ground up. As you might have guessed, your dog must have a basic understanding of angled approaches and serpentine handling before you can teach this advanced skill. After

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Acceleration and Deceleration are movement cues that our dogs respond to naturally. If you take your dog to a park and start running, your dog will run too! If you slow down, your dog will slow down, add strides, and check in with you to see what you are doing. Our goal is to turn

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Episode 8: Using a Camcorder in Training; Heat Stroke & Water Intoxication thumbnail

Training Tip: Use a camcorder in practice to help improve your timing. Agility Topic: Dr Brittany Schaezler joins us to discuss the symptoms of heat stroke and water intoxication in agility dogs as well as what to do if your dog is affected. The camcorder we bought twice and love (and only about $200) is the

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Goal Setting for Dog Agility

As an agility trainer, I sometimes avoid working on skills that I want, but don't need. A great example is the retrieve. Tugging with your dog can be powerfully reinforcing, but that can only happen when your dog brings the toy back! My young golden retriever, Lexi, loves to run off with toys when she

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