The biggest thing to keep in mind with teaching Out, or any directional cue, is confidence. Your first priority should be building your dogs confidence in that skill. Proof that skill with varying handling positions, and adding distance. If you take the time to really proof and build your dogs confidence at this foundation level, it will pay off down the road.
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 “
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
I had posted a previous blog about how I use the Moving Wait as the core of my distance training as well as using it for impulse control, this post will expand on that concept. https://fmagility.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/and-wait/ So one of the first things my dog’s learn as puppies is to do a Moving Wait, it isContinue reading “And….Wait! Again!”
People who know me, also know that i LOVE moving waits! Both my dogs Nargles and Try are taught moving waits right at the beginning of their agility career. I use them almost all the time, training and trialing both. A moving wait is great for building confidence in dogs as well as working onContinue reading “And….wait!”