When I begin teaching my dog’s their discrimination I use cones as “markers” to help show my dogs the “ins and outs” of discrimination work. 😀 In the diagram below I show where I place the cones, in this example I am using an Aframe and a Tunnel. But I will use a variety ofContinue reading “Teaching Discriminations”
Author Archives: Amanda Nelson
Intro to Distance
I use cones to help build confidence and speed while I am working on their distance skills. Confidence is a huge part of distance work and in my opinion the most important! When I want to start teaching my dogs any distance skills, the main thing I am looking for is to build their confidence,Continue reading “Intro to Distance”
Those who have attended seminars with me have heard me say this time and time again; “If you want distance, your dog must have confidence” I love distance handling; I love the feeling of having that connection with my dog from 40 or more feet away. But the key to that kind of distanceContinue reading “The Choice”
Climbing the Mountain!
I had the chance to film some of my Functional Fitness workouts with Ally that I did a few days ago. In the clips below, Ally is climbing Infinity Mountain with the Toto Fit equipment. I am in love with Toto Fit’s equipment! The quality is outstanding and all of my dog’s are very stableContinue reading “Climbing the Mountain!”
APF Pro and the reasons I love it!
I have been using Advanced Protection Formula (APF Pro) from Auburn Labs for quite some time, I have always really liked it and through the years, I have used it on and off. Early last year I started using it with all my dogs consistently and I saw an amazing difference in my dogs asContinue reading “APF Pro and the reasons I love it!”
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. http://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/people/9-people/7471-amanda-nelson
The Run. Something every person who competes in agility wants. The amazing feeling of complete connection with your dog, a feeling that every team chases weekend after weekend. So what is The Run? The Run is a time where you feel completely connected to your dog, you are both so completely in sync that yourContinue reading “The Run”
Back to Shaping!
Each dog is different and needs to have a method that is tailored to them!
Feeding the Best
I have been getting quite a few emails about what I am feeding my dogs and some people asking for ideas on what they can add to their dog’s food for variety in their meals. I am currently rotating my dogs between Fromm, Taste of the Wild as well as I and Love and You. (notContinue reading “Feeding the Best”
The Story of Ally
Last year, in May, I drove from Idaho to Nebraska to pick up the cutest little tri colored Border Collie puppy I had ever seen. I was beyond excited for her as she is Try’s niece and I wanted another dog with the same lines as Try. I had a name all ready for her,Continue reading “The Story of Ally”