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October 2012

Episode 22: Secrets to Super Agility Performance – Part 1 thumbnail

In this episode (27:18) Regardless of handling system, contact method, or jumping program, improving your timing of reinforcement and defining clear criteria can help you troubleshoot problems in your performance. We discuss several of the more common issues in agility, including dropped bars, contact obstacle performance, dogs that slow down, and handler focused dogs. Mentioned

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Timing of Agility Cues: Lisa Frick and Hoss thumbnail

Great timing is an important part of any great dog agility performance. You can improve your timing by videotaping your competition and practice runs, and freezing the video at your dog’s take-off point. Once your dog is in the air, he is not able to change his path until he lands on the ground. So

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Tugging as a Trick

Tugging as a Trick thumbnail

What do you do if you have tried and tried to get your dog to enjoy tugging as a reward and they are just not interested? One option is to switch your focus from making tugging a reward, to making tugging a cued behavior that can then earn a reward. The idea is simple; teach

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International Handling Made Easy thumbnail

International handling can be very intimidating to a competitor who is not used to seeing these types of challenges. However, you too can handle these complex sequences. The process is very simple: Teach your dog a consistent set of cues for each skill. Execute these cues one after the other in rapid succession. I expect

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Episode 21: Day 4 Wrap-Up of the FCI WAC thumbnail

In this episode (35:40) A quick un-edited podcast wrap-up of day 4 of the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. We discuss the final Individual runs and placements for all three heights at the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship official site. The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship results site

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Episode 20: Day 3 Wrap-Up of the FCI WAC thumbnail

In this episode (29:45) A quick un-edited podcast wrap-up of day 3 of the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. We discuss the final World Team placements for the Small Dog Team event and take a look at where the Small, Medium and Large dogs ended up after Individual Jumpers. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility

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Episode 19: Day 2 Wrap-Up of the FCI WAC thumbnail

In this episode (30:03) A quick semi-edited podcast wrap-up of day 2 of the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. We discuss the final World Team placements for the Large and Medium classes and take a look at where the Small Dog Teams sit after one round. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship official site.

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Episode 18: Day 1 Wrap-Up of the FCI WAC thumbnail

In this episode (12:24) A quick un-edited podcast wrap-up of day 1 of the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship official site. Course, Team Jumping – Large Results, Team Jumping – Large Ketschker Day 2 Wrap-Up Podcast, Preview Episode Video Streaming provided by: AgilityVision.

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