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February 27, 2017

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Once you have done some basic training with respect to sending your dog around cones, or barrels or trees, you can begin to work on the difference between sending around the forward side of a jump and the back side. As always...

February 26, 2017

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30-30 refers to a goal I have for training all obstacle behaviors.  I would like my dog to be comfortable going 30 feet to take an obstacle and I would like to be able to give them permission to do so from up to 30 fee...

February 26, 2017

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The problem with “sneaky toe” is that it works. Up to a point. And then it doesn’t. Sneaky toe refers to a problem when your eyes and your lead hand are working a path to an obstacle but your feet have other ideas.  It shows up when yo...

February 25, 2017

What better way to think about handling strategy with respect to tunnels, than using a NADAC Tunnelers course as an example.

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See the basic tunnel training article for tips on training the basic tu...

February 19, 2017

Here is an experiment comparing several handling options that are made challenging primarily by the straight tunnel opening and flat approaches to jumps.

February 18, 2017

This video clip is intended to illustrate different cues for the first jump off the table. I am testing my cues to make sure Echo knows exactly where to go as she commits to the first jump and as she reaches the apex of the jump. I am comparing to make sure that each c...

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