Most of my friends and students compete in many venues with numerous titles, championships, top 10 placements, national qualifications etc. between them. As a result, I get a lot of opportunity to work with handlers who want to be able to solve all kinds of agility puzzles. I get to see how training and handling choices affect their success and where issues arise.
In these articles, I’ve been asked to describe the most important things that seem to enable this versatility and success. The specific perspective of this article is how to train for NADAC success without compromising the ability to compete in other venues.
For lack of a better structure, I’ve started with the most general characteristics of how these teams do it, working my way down to the most specific, although restricting myself to what I think are the top 10 tips.