Intro to Distance Training

In the below video I discuss the foundation work for teaching my dogs distance skills. I will be teaching an Intro to Distance Online Class through Fenzi Dog Sports starting on April 1st.

Published by Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson is well known for her distance handling skills, and she has been traveling the country and teaching seminars for 20+ years. She has traveled around the world to Australia, Japan, Netherlands, England, Switzerland and the Philippines teaching all levels of agility, with nearly all dog breeds. Amanda focuses on teaching teamwork as well as how to create a strong connection between dog and handler. She works with all styles of handling, from running with your dog to distance handling. Amanda tailors each training session, large or small, to the dog and handler to help bring out the best in the team. Her training techniques consist of a large amounts of targeting, food rewards, and toy rewards. Creating a fun learning environment for the dog encourages a fast, fun, and motivated dog in the agility ring. Amanda uses a combination of Upper Body Cues, Lower Body Cues, and Verbal Cues. This system was derived from the natural cues that most dogs read and pick up quickly. Handlers are taught how to use all of these cues, together, to create a customized handling system that can be tailored to their unique dog. All of these techniques have resulted in Amanda earning numerous titles with her dogs including the MOD SQUAD award, Purple Achievement Cup, and over 40 NADAC Championship titles. She has won the NADAC Championships multiple times, including winning the Super Stakes and Starter Stakes division. She has also been Top Bonus Dog, Top Purple Dog, and Top Dog of the Year several times in NADAC.

4 thoughts on “Intro to Distance Training

  1. Sorry I’m not very tech literate! !
    I an very interested in doing your on line distance course. How do I go.about doing it and paying for it?
    What does it consist of?


  2. I have only been doing some classes over the last few years and still continue learning new things. I am thinking of taking a couple of your classes since as my rescue dog is slowly gaining his confidence he is getting faster “THERE WILL BE NO WAY I’LL BE ABLE TO KEEP UP W/ HIM”. He has been good about staying with me for the most part. I am a little confused on the cues however, since we do this same type of drill for a “tight turn back to me”. I don’t want to confuse him or myself. How will I know what I will cue with what?


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