When a person communicates non-verbal commands correctly, all dogs understand the same message, across the globe. Any dog, from anywhere in the world, will instantly understand OneMind Dogs. For them, it simply makes sense.
Not Only For Border Collies
People often think that because many of the OneMind Dogs handlers compete with Border Collies, the method is only suitable for certain breeds. That is quite far from the truth! We still haven't found a breed the OneMind Dogs method does not work with.
OneMind Dogs is not our way to do agility, it is the dogs' way to do agility. Dogs have taught us everything we know. We haven't created the techniques or rules for them, dogs have!
A few years ago we counted that only 20 per cent of our students have a Border Collie. In 2017 the amount of Border Collies is 27 per cent. We have had 168 different breeds in our agility training. Jaakko has competed with 15 different breeds. He loves to try handling different dogs and run with our student's dogs.
See some great examples of OneMind Dogs method working with different breed of dogs!
Katja Alalauri with Kromfohrländer Koko
Anna-Kaisa Leino with Spanish Water Dog Dia
Satu Laru with Border Terrier Essu
Riitta Laitinen with Hungarian Vizsla Szep
Taija Mäkelä with Jack Russell Terrier Into
Esa Lehdistö with Fox Terrier Miro
Anu Korpi with Miniature Schnauzer Myy (not yet competing)
Kati Rouhento with Schapendoes Seela & Heikki Pälä with Schapendoes Sohvi
Tea Huotari with German Shorthaired Pointer Mosku
Kati Erholtz with Pyrenean Shepherd Dog Vissa
Reija Hirvonen with Pinscher Vili
Ina Ammunét with Staffordshire Bull Terrier Olga (10 yrs)
Ina Ammunét with Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rinkeli (1 year; first longer sequence)
Marika Salminen with Dalmatian Kelmi
Aila Laitinen with Shetland Sheepdog Keiju
http://youtu.be/_BIuhiyYErI (weave training)
Tomi Sahramo with Australian Shepherd Loco
Julia Åivo with Manchester Terrier Lilo
Noora Keskievari with Parson Russell Terrier Bono
Anniina Myllyaho with Parson Russell Terrier Onni
Katja Nieminen with Miniature Pinscher Moona