February 14, 2017

Before you work on “real” agility behaviors and foundation skills, perfect your training approach and mechanics on things that don’t matter so much to you. Train tricks, train helpful household behaviors, train canine freestyle moves. Find out what works best and then...

February 14, 2017

Here is a good training approach that shows you how to set your dog up for success. This is used all the time in training everything from contacts to weaves to jumps.

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1) Get the dog comfortable with setup and aides

            The best way to...

February 14, 2017

Many competition performance issues arise from skipping this step in your understanding of what you need to train and how you are going to go about it.

It doesn’t take long to get organized when you have some help thinking it through.

1. Identify What You Need to Train


February 14, 2017

The 2o2o position is one of the easiest to train and produces highly reliable and fast contact performance. It is also a position that you can apply to all contact obstacles for ease of training and consistency. However that isn’t your only option, nor is it the comple...

February 14, 2017

This training is organized into 4 phases:

Phase 0 is the pre-work covered in 

Stopped contact Pre-Work and Get Organized.

Phase 1 are the foundation behaviors and are covered in 

Get Started through the Phase 1 Checkpoint.

Phase 2 is where each of the foundation pieces are...

February 13, 2017

This article is focused on how you can train for independent contact performance, specifically for stopped contacts, however the tips apply to running as well.

There are a few challenges that most dogs have to overcome in order to learn and maintain independent contact...

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