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.
I have taught many seminars over the years, and one thing that each one has in common is the search for the “quick fix”. Missed contacts, trouble weaving, getting from obstacle #1 to #3. Everyone wants the magical answer to the problem over the course of a three day seminar. Heck I want the magicContinue reading “The Long Road”
The game of dog agility is all about pressure, applying pressure to increase distance or to create a turn, or relieving pressure to bring the dog into to you. In my TEAM Training system I talk a lot about pressure and how to teach your dog how to read the various kinds of pressure, inContinue reading “Pressure Points”