I feel that most dogs with start line issues are lacking full understanding of the criteria. Add in, that some dogs also have issues handling over arousal, and that can be a mixture that causes dogs not holding their start line, bolting out of the leash, creeping, etc.
Connection, Confidence, and Trust between me and my dogs is the foundation to of my training with my dogs. And last year some of that was lost between Ally and I, so my goals over this winter is to try and rebuild it.
In this video I am working Trip on some various Switch work with the cone. The Switch cue for my dogs means for them to turn away from me. In this video I am working on side switches, and front switches mostly. A side switch is when the dog is on my side andContinue reading “Commitment to Distance – Switch Work “
In Part 1 of the Commitment to Distance series, I will be talking about cone work and why I feel it plays a big part in distance training. What is cone work? I start all of my foundation work with either cones or gates. I started many years ago with gates and I still useContinue reading “Intro to Distance – Cones “
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”
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”
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
Each dog is different and needs to have a method that is tailored to them!
The below clip is from the Fluid Motion On Demand Training Series – Foundation for Directionals class. In this clip I am talking about using training gates to teach the dogs how to do a “Tight”
A video of some weaving practice with Nargles and Try.