Dog Agility Weave Pole Exits and Serpentines

Elizabeth Dott sets up different layouts to test and work on your weave pole exits and serpentines. While some may just be happy their dog gets a correct entry and weave performance, exits are equally important. It takes twice as much training time to allow mistakes in the beginning and later try to fix those mistakes. Elizabeth also points out the importance of your body language and footwork setting your dog up for these entries and exits. If you will […]

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Dog Agility Serpentine Handling Options

This is a super video on different handling options for working the serpentine that also includes tunnel entry discrimination. These teams demonstrated several common ways to handle the serpentine, but this is the first time we have seen the “royal turn.” Pretty safe to say that many of us will avoid that one due to the dizzy factor that may send us careening off course. And while we don’t often see the rear cross executed on the serpentine, it is […]

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Hands Free Dog Agility Start Line Set Up

If you would like a way to set your dog up at the start line without having to handle them, Pam takes you step by step in teaching your dog to set up between your legs. Not only is this helpful to you insuring you get your dog lined up correctly at the start line, it doubles as a “safe” place for your dog while waiting in crowded areas at a trial. It is also a fairly easy trick for […]

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All About Dog Agility

Katherine does a super job of explaining the full spectrum of dog agility from equipment to scoring. And she does it with pictures and video making it super fun to watch as well as informative. This is a great video to share with anyone you know that is looking into dog agility or knows nothing about it. So be sure to LIKE it and then SHARE it with all those you know that should be doing agility! Amazon.com Widgets

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Dazzle Does Just That at the 2008 NADAC Championships

Katherine and her dog Dazzle are another team that has super distance work and are an amazing team to watch. This video is a bit longer than what we would normally share, but I am sure you wont notice the time watching this team’s runs from the 2008 NADAC Championships. Katherine explains how they ran the special skills classes (weavers, touch n go, tunnelers, etc) that they combined two runs into one long run. Confusing to watch, but just know […]

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5 Calming Signals Every Dog Owner Should Know

First of all you have to realize as you are watching this video that it was filmed as a training video for evaluating therapy dogs. The kids involved are family members and the dogs had no intentions on biting them, however, it proves an important point. People especially kids are ignorant of calming signals in dogs and it is your responsibility to know the ones your dogs give. Especially when out and about in life, at trials or practices you […]

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  • 2013 NADAC Championships With Amanda & Try

    2013 NADAC Championships With Amanda & Try

    Whether or not you want to do the kind of distance work you will see Amanda and Try ace, it is always an inspiration to see how amazing dogs are. In this video montage you will see a connection between dog and handler that defies definition. I almost laughed at the course markers then thought maybe Try actual knows the number sequence. Seriously though, handlers that take on distance courses have to have flawless memories because you don’t get any […]

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  • 2014 NADAC Championships Featuring Amanda & Nargles

    2014 NADAC Championships Featuring Amanda & Nargles

    NADAC has plenty of challenges for all dog agility enthusiasts and Amanda Nelson always makes it look easy. You will notice tape on the ground in some of these highlight videos which indicate distance challenges. Of course, Amanda has no need for tape in any of her runs as Nargles is impeccably solid in distance work. Check out the near off course at the tunnel where Amanda calls Nargles off and he stops immediately. Love how he checks in with […]

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  • Dog Agility Weave Pole Exits and Serpentines

    Dog Agility Weave Pole Exits and Serpentines

    Elizabeth Dott sets up different layouts to test and work on your weave pole exits and serpentines. While some may just be happy their dog gets a correct entry and weave performance, exits are equally important. It takes twice as much training time to allow mistakes in the beginning and later try to fix those mistakes. Elizabeth also points out the importance of your body language and footwork setting your dog up for these entries and exits. If you will […]

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  • Front and Back Threadle Handling on a Serpentine

    Front and Back Threadle Handling on a Serpentine

    Steve and Flyer demonstrate Threadle handling as he says, from the front and back side of the jump. The “backside threadle” is called a push back by some as you are pushing the dog away from the handler to perform the jump from the backside. A course would determine which side of the jump you would be on to perform the serpentine. Your dog could determine your position as well if your dog is not comfortable with the push back. […]

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  • Exercises for Dog Agility Push Backs and Turns

    Exercises for Dog Agility Push Backs and Turns

    This video has great ideas for working on your agility dog’s turns and serpentines using push backs. These are some pretty technical moves that require only a tunnel and three jumps, pretty easy set up. So there should be no excuses for not working on foundation handling because you don’t have equipment. Do notice how the handler makes these sequences look much more like a dance so her dog stays fluid. Even in practice like this you need to have […]

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  • Dog Agility Interrupted Front Cross

    Dog Agility Interrupted Front Cross

    Sandy Rogers shows you examples of “Piecemeal” or Interrupted front crosses and how they affect her runs. You will see how too many steps lead to confusion for the dog as well as a stop in motion by the handler adds time to your run. Though she is able to keep her dog on course, there were close calls that could have been avoided if her cross was clean. Fast dogs will be more prone to frustration with this kind […]

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  • The Importance of Footwork in Dog Agility Turn Combinations

    The Importance of Footwork in Dog Agility Turn Combinations

    There are so many different elements in dog agility that make up a good run, but footwork is one of the top components. Your dog picks up on the smallest of body movements because in their world body language is how the communicate. Footwork on a course and your energy go hand in hand as your dog is running a course and this is a super video showing how to keep it clean and concise. A lack of energy on […]

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  • Britey Makes Short Work of On Target UKI Courses

    Britey Makes Short Work of On Target UKI Courses

    The 2015 UK Agility International’s On Target trial had some amazing courses run by equally amazing teams. One of those teams was Annie Pyle and her talented and light footed Border Collie, Britey Pants, seen in this video. We love Britey’s enthusiasm at the start line as she does a happy dance with her front feet, waiting to start the run. The dogs in this competition are so incredibly fast and the courses so big that the handlers have to […]

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  • Amazing Runs At The 2015 On Target UKI

    Amazing Runs At The 2015 On Target UKI

    If you didn’t know, the UK Agility International is run by Greg and Laura Derrett, two internationally recognized and renowned competitors. This is a spectacular video of Mary Barry and Janita Leinonen running MEB, E-Z and Z on some crazy fun courses. As always it is such fun to watch teams like this that can make complex and technical courses like this look easy. Running contacts, 2o2o contacts and outstanding weave entries that will leave you in awe and give […]

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  • Gorgeous Dog Agility Running Contacts by Gorgeous

    Gorgeous Dog Agility Running Contacts by Gorgeous

    Kathy Mazzola and her young Border Collie Gorgeous have a phenomenal go at their debut trial. This video highlights the team’s running contacts which are beautiful and amazingly fast. I know plenty of us would have been tickled pink to just have our dog stay connected at our debut trial. It is always an inspiration to see teams like this simply crush a course like this on their first time out. Then to top it all off they got a […]

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  • Mary Barry and Maizy Crush This USDAA Trial

    Mary Barry and Maizy Crush This USDAA Trial

    This video left us wanting to see more of Mary Ellen Barry and her insanely fast and talented Border Collie Maizy. With the tide turning toward more running contacts we were simply amazed with this teams 2o2o contacts. Maizy flies over the dog walk and slams into a perfect contact and waits patiently as Mary runs ahead. Just as impressive are Maizy’s teeter performances where she has complete control of the teeter the entire time. And Maizy doesn’t disappoint with […]

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  • Getting Down on the Small Agility Dog’s Level

    Getting Down on the Small Agility Dog’s Level

    We chose to share this because there are great points made by the instructor that could help other teams with similar problems. It can be difficult training a small dog at times like this where the dog is learning to focus on your hands as you have to get down where they can see your hand. However, avoiding traps isn’t this team’s core problem, there is an obvious disconnect between them. What they need is a higher value motivator such […]

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