This is Dog Agility Wow Factor Times Ten

If you ever wonder what the fuss about distance handling is all about then you are going to get the answer. Not only can it make your regular runs smoother and faster, it allows you to play these great games as well. Nancy Tanner and her two dogs do an outstanding job on these NADAC courses with superior distance handling. It is also fun to see that Nancy employes a start-line-stay or not. Her dogs have both options, brilliant. That […]

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Improving Distance Handling With a Hoop Part 2

Max is a retired agility dog who had never worked with a hoop giving you an idea of what beginning distance work may look like. The first video showed Max learning the concept of the hoop and getting a little distance between him and the handler. This video is great because they add a second hoop and Max is starting to understand the hoop so the handler can start proofing. You will also see how a toy can really be […]

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Improving Distance Handling With a Hoop

This is a fun video showing you how to start getting your dog to work away from you using a new obstacle. This Airedale has been retired from agility and never worked with a hoop before so you get to watch as the dog learns. Right away you can tell this dog has had a lot of training and is a willing partner really trying to figure out what is wanted. The point here is that the dog is learning […]

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Raven’s First Competition Agility Run is Gorgeous

My word, wouldn’t we all love to have a first-ever dog agility competition that ran like this one? Patty and her beautiful white Shepherd, Raven, make short work of this Novice Preferred FAST course. There is only one small bobble but thanks to the solid connection this team has it barely slows them down. Raven is entered into the Preferred classes due to her young age as she would otherwise be running 24.” Not only was this run pretty to […]

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The Value of the Rear Cross and Proper Timing in Dog Agility

This is an excellent video that shows not only the benefits of mastering the rear cross but timing of the verbal as well. She also explains to you what leads are and how they affect your dog during the turns and the overall line. Especially in the beginning your dog wants to be with you and this tendency can work against you or to your benefit as you will see. Proper timing plays a big part in your dog’s performance […]

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Incredible Video of The 2013 Open Junior Agility Championships

What a great video production of this countries Open Junior Agility Championship teams time at the competition. You know these kids will not only cherish the time they had at this event, but the friendships made as well. Then having someone on the team this talented at putting together a video is pure icing on the cake. OJAC is such a wonderful achievement for these kids no matter what their placings as it is the journey not the destination. As […]

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