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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Dog Agility Maybe It’s My Fault

Dog agility is a dream that never ends.  Once you hit one goal there is always another to achieve. Sometimes that goal can be as simple as mastering one jump sequence handling skill. Or it could be as complex as being able to run a course without your dog leaving the field. No matter what the goal, it is never easy though we are not ones to dwell on the road blocks. We do not wallow in the hard times […]

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Some Great Angled Approaches For Dog Agility

A very interesting video to watch and see what is possible with your dog’s entries into and onto all equipment. It is always amazing to see dogs take weaves from difficult angles proving the dog knows the entry point. And there is no arguing that the tunnels can and should be able to be entered at all angles as well. But what about the collapsed chute and the contact obstacles?  Should these be attempted at any angle? There is a […]

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Using A Platform To Build Confidence and Body Awareness

A really neat crossover exercise from the obedience/freestyle world is the use of what is called a Platform. It gives the dog a specific place to keep their feet while performing different commands much like a “place” holder. The platform allows you specific control of your dog’s position, work on body awareness and build confidence.   In this video Pam demonstrates how to start teaching your dog how to change body positions on the platform. This is super for contacts […]

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The TDAA Course That Earns This Team a Title

TDAA is such fun for both small dog and handler alike as you negotiate a perfectly sized down agility course. Siren is on the larger side as a Mixed breed and she does a super job in TDAA as seen in this run. Not only that, but with this beautiful run, Siren earns not her first TACH or even her second, but her TACH3! Her handler Kelly has done a fantastic job teaching Siren how to run dog agility and […]

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Recent Videos

  • Crazy Fast Small Team at the 2014 Int Shelties

    Crazy Fast Small Team at the 2014 Int Shelties

    WOW! There is just something phenomenal about a Shetland Sheepdog on a mission that glues you to the screen. This team won first place in Team Jumping at the International Shelties competition of 2014 and there is no question why. The first dog to run is crazy fast with just a bit of a wide turn down the backside line, but no faults and a beautiful run. The smallest dog on the team is just crazy to watch as he […]

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  • Boredom Buster for You and Your Agility Dog

    Boredom Buster for You and Your Agility Dog

    You are stuck inside for whatever reason, you and your dog are about to completely lose it from boredom and being inside. You have run through all your games and even taught a few new body awareness activities, but still you need more. How about teaching scent work to your dog?  This one easy talent will open up a whole new world of fun opportunities. And if you are literally stuck at home, no worries, you can teach this game […]

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  • Mental Games That Are Good for Your Agility Dog

    Mental Games That Are Good for Your Agility Dog

    Victoria goes through how to not only keep your dog stimulated with toys, but how to play with your dog as well. Some toys don’t require your participation, but who doesn’t like to watch their dog figure out a puzzle game. And everyone knows that a tug toys is completely useless without someone to play tug of war with! Games are a corner stone to a strong dog agility team as well, making that bond stronger in play is a […]

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  • Snow Fun With Dog Agility

    Snow Fun With Dog Agility

    Many of us are blessed with moderate climates and if not, have access to an indoor facility to do our agility training. This group is hard core, they run dog agility in the snow and these dogs seem to be having the time of their life. Rain nor sleet nor snow can keep some dog agility teams from doing that which they love. From the looks of the amount of snow on the ground I think it safe to say […]

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  • Treat Recipes for Your Dog’s Kong Toy

    Treat Recipes for Your Dog’s Kong Toy

    It is one thing to own a Kong toy for your dog and quite the other to know what the heck to do with this odd looking creation. If your dog is new to the Kong then you will need to teach them that it is a delivery system of good things to eat. You can do this by lightly loading the Kong with kibbles or broken treats and allowing your dog to roll it around to deliver the snack. […]

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  • Successful Introduction to the Kong Toy

    Successful Introduction to the Kong Toy

    Kongs are a great way to help alleviate boredom with your dog when you are home or when you have to leave them alone. However, you cannot just hand them a Kong and expect them to understand how to work them to their benefit. In fact, if the situation is too hard for them in the beginning they could develop an aversion to the Kong altogether.them. This is a super video that takes you step by step through the introduction […]

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  • Teaching Your Dog to Back Without Body Pressure

    Teaching Your Dog to Back Without Body Pressure

    This is a very interesting video on how to teach your dog to back up without using any body pressure but only pure shaping. It really is intriguing to see how we can accomplish things with our dogs that may seem impossible without using pressure. All it takes is a bit of creativity on both developing a lesson plan, but finding everyday items to use so everyone can be a success. Many trainers use the dog’s own language and “pack […]

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  • Teaching The “Wait” For Doors and Gates

    Teaching The “Wait” For Doors and Gates

    A “wait” command is a must for all dog owners, not just agility dogs as it is a basic way to introduce your dog to impulse control. It can be used for start line stays, basic obedience, control at meal times and for safety around doors and gates. In this video you will see how easy it is to teach this command to your dog to keep them from bolting out doors of all kinds. Not only can this save […]

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  • Teaching The “Wait” Command on The Field

    Teaching The “Wait” Command on The Field

    Shelley Stubbington demonstrates how to teach your dog the basic “wait” command using their food bowl. Though she is starting outside in the practice yard, you will want to start out in the house with minimal distractions. Once your dog is performing consistently inside you will then move outside and start from the beginning as Shelley explains. Then you will be ready to add the distractions of time, distance and finally obstacles to proof your wait with your dog. And […]

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  • Teach Your Dog “Wait” With Their Food Bowl

    Teach Your Dog “Wait” With Their Food Bowl

    One cue that will get used everyday and even several times a day is “wait” and the best place to start is with the food bowl. Mikkel Becker shows you how to teach your dog impulse control while waiting not only for the food delivery, but also the release. The wait command, especially for agility dogs, is an essential command that will be used in all kinds of situations. You can grow this lesson to teach your dog to wait […]

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  • Negative vs Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training

    Negative vs Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training

    It is our hope that there are fewer and fewer dog agility trainers not using positive reinforcement in their programs. If you are on the fence or don’t understand the difference between positive and negative reinforcement, this video has a vivid example. You may think that negative reinforcement only involves choke chains and shock collars, but that isn’t the case at all. Eileen helps you to understand that negative training can be as simple as walking into your dog’s space […]

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  • Comparison of Different Handling on Three Sequences

    Comparison of Different Handling on Three Sequences

    For those learning front, rear, blind crosses and their effects on the dog’s line of travel, this is a super video to watch. This handler is showing three sequences that Bud Houston posted and different ways of handling them with different crosses. She then compares the runs side-by-side so you can see how they differ in time and influence on the dog’s execution. Interestingly enough, some of the changes really didn’t change the time, but they did change execution of […]

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