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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Dixie the Chihuahua Earning Her UACH Title

Dixie is one happy little Chihuahua on course in this video earning her UKC United Agility Champion title. If that wasn’t enough, she course through these fun and challenging UKC obstacles and pulls a perfect 200. And how about those obstacles?  They have a flower box jump, hoop tunnel, pause box, swing plank and sway bridge. If you will notice there is also a distance line around the weaves and most likely around the pause box. This adds significant difficulty […]

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Ron Heller and Danni Are Dog Agility Poetry in Motion

For anyone actively involved in the AKC Agility competitions, Ron Heller and his beautiful black Lab need no intro. These two are beyond amazing to watch on the course and are the living definition of teamwork. Some claim that dog agility requires speed and agility from dog and handler, Ron and Danni crush that notion. While some have the luxury of deciding whether or not practice distance handling this team had no choice. Instead they became the poster child for […]

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NADAC Hoopers is Great Fun for Dog and Spectators

This is an amazing example of NADAC hoopers and a course that is both fun as well as challenging. It isn’t some handlers cup of tea as they like to be with their dog around the course which is increasingly necessary on normal agility courses. But with these distance games the dog doesn’t need help in collection, wraps and contact control. What they do need is phenomenal distance work and constant connection to the handler to be able to complete […]

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It’s Not An Illusion, Mya Really Is That Fast in Dog Agility

When the video starts of Amanda & Mya’s run, midway through the first weaves I thought they put it on fast forward. But that isn’t the case whatsoever, this team is just plain fast and furious at this DPCA National/Regional Specialty. It really is hard to believe that this is first national competition as they walk away with 3 firsts and 1 second place. Amanda Albretsen has done a fabulous job of getting Mya ready for this competition and their […]

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    Super Fun Dog Agility Front Cross Drills

    This is a really fun looking drill to practice your front crosses with your dog without taking much room or equipment. With two hoops and seven jumps you have an unlimited amount of options besides these two exercises as well. You don’t need to start at your dog’s regulation height either, just try it with the bars at the lowest setting. Then when you both start to get the flow you can start adding height to the jumps to increase […]

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  • This Chinese Crested Rocks At Dog Agility

    This Chinese Crested Rocks At Dog Agility

    These are great runs by a very fast Chinese Crested and her handler from the Agility Mastership Czech Republic. While this may not be one of the more common dogs seen in dog agility, this Chinese Crested is awesome on course. Great handling and training has produced a confident and driven dog that takes all the obstacles without hesitation. There are just a few times with she looks back when sent out over fences on the final run checking in. […]

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  • Platform Training For Send Outs and Start Line Stays

    Platform Training For Send Outs and Start Line Stays

    Janice Gunn does a super job of demonstrating the use of a platform in teaching your dog a Go Out or Send Away. Though she is showing it for obedience this behavior, without the finish sit, is paramount to distance work in agility. She also shows the recall over jumps which, no doubt, is highly beneficial to a solid Start Line Stay. To get the send out over obstacles you would merely place the platform at the end of a […]

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  • The Importance of An Off, Standby and On Switch

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  • Using A Platform To Build Confidence and Body Awareness

    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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    Practical and Concise Training Concepts by Michele Pouliot

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  • Qwik Is Quick At Her First UKC Dog Agility Trial

    Qwik Is Quick At Her First UKC Dog Agility Trial

    You will hardly know by watching this team that they only have 10 full height A-frame and Teeters under their belts. Qwik is aptly named as she takes these courses with confidence, speed and power, though sometimes to their demise. Really like the table and those snappy downs as well as the drive and determination through the course. They have a couple minor hiccups on course, but do a really nice job at this their first agility trial. It is […]

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  • Great Dog Agility Foundation Work Demostrated By 10 Week Old Puppy

    Great Dog Agility Foundation Work Demostrated By 10 Week Old Puppy

    Lilly is a ripe old age of 10 weeks and already she knows more commands than most house dogs. It shows there is a multitude of work that can be done with a puppy before introducing dog agility equipment. Many of these exercises are for Rally, Freestyle and Obedience training, but they have a strong cross over into agility. It is becoming more and more common for agility handlers to start all ages of dogs with rear end awareness work. […]

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    Twizzle Shows Great Control in Treibball

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  • Treibball is Spreading Around the World

    Treibball is Spreading Around the World

    This great demo of Treibball was taken in Australia where the game is just starting to get noticed. Really a super example of how this sport isn’t just for the herding breeds as you see a poodle complete a phase. The dogs really give off the air of pride and excitement as they go out and bring the ball back to the “goal.” And the final dog in this video puts an exclamation mark on his performance by flying the […]

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  • Teaching the Push for Treibball

    Teaching the Push for Treibball

    Another way to teach the Push command for Treibball that works really fast and looks great for confident dogs. Plus, great ideas on helping a more timid dog learn they are in control of the ball and there is nothing to fear. While some may choose to start with a nose touch especially with the timid dog, you can see this style’s advantages. When teaching the push under the ball you totally avoid biting and pawing at the ball from […]

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  • Super First Training Class in Treibball

    Super First Training Class in Treibball

    This is a super video addressing a bunch of issues that come up in teaching treibball and how to work through them. It also shows some really neat ideas on how to keep the exercises under control to continue a good target touch. It is so much fun seeing the light bulb come on for the dogs as they start to understand what is being asked. It is also fun to see them start to have fun with their new […]

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