Are you seeking for inspiration that enables you to be more creative during your exercises? Do you wish to find the most suitable solutions for both, you and your dog?
An agility training challenge is a way to develop your ability to design a course with different set-ups of obstacles, and then decide on or even invent the best ways to handle them. Training challenges offer fun steps for achieving a common language with your dog and for experiencing both, the sport and the spiritual side of agility.
Read the rules and use your creativity to find the best solution!
You can find all the training challenges here.
Live the OneMind Dogs lifestyle and let your imagination fly while taking our new challenges!
What is an agility training challenge?
An agility training challenge is a way to develop your ability to design a course with different set-ups of obstacles, and then decide on or even invent the best ways to handle them.
The ultimate challenge of the training is that there are a selected set of guidelines that need to be considered for making a handling decision, e.g. the handler’s position. Handlers are encouraged to use imagination in performing the challenge in multiple ways; only the selected rules are to be followed.
Every once in a while, we will post a new challenge for all our OneMind Dogs handlers, to encourage them to be more innovative with their agility training. We want to challenge you to think out of the box and to encourage you to try something you haven't perhaps done ever before. In the end we wish you to become more and more innovative and to share with all of us your new training ideas for a specific challenge!
Why complete an agility training challenge?
Through the training challenges, handlers can improve their ability to read and/or see agility courses more effectively and to quickly decide the best way in which those can be handled.
We consider training challenges as a toolbox for you and your dog to create new ways to handle courses and even discover unused potential in your dog. We also love to make the training more fun through the challenges! For years coaches at OneMind Dogs have created different training challenges filled with imagination and new ideas.
We aim to continually develop agility as a sport, by pushing the boundaries of what is possible during a course, for both, the dog and the handler. We strive to provide training sessions that improve the understanding between the handler and the dog.
Training challenges in brief:
- Setup of obstacles or excercise
- Set of guidelines for making handling decisions
- Inspire, train and have fun with your dog!
- We will publish some training ideas and analysis as invidual blog posts in the Q & A section of our website!
Videotape ‘proof’ of handling the training challenge and share the Youtube link at OneMind Dogs Facebook page!
Check out the OMD Training Challenge playlist for the OMD Pack Members’ videos!