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Trust the Handling - Part 2

In order to even think about trusting our dogs, we first need to believe that we can rely on the handling system we are using; we must believe in its ability (when implemented correctly on course) to show the dogs the correct path. If you haven’t already, check out Trust the Handling - Part 1 for the beginning of this course analysis!

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Trust the Handling - Part 1

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The idea of ‘trust’ in agility is vague and often subject to so many factors. To simply say ‘trust your dog’ is quite unclear and can be a very puzzling statement to try and understand. Most handlers have an idea of what trusting their dog should feel like, but when asked to describe it we are often stumped.

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Either Or -Training - Part 4

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Dogs are masters in reading our body language, and they learn very quickly. If we repeat an exercise many times, they learn to anticipate what happens next. In the series of "Either - Or" exercises, you can train different sequences with only few obstacles and check that your dog is actually following your handling.

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Either Or -Training - Part 3

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Dogs are masters in reading our body language, and they learn very quickly. If we repeat an exercise many times, they learn to anticipate what happens next. In the series of "Either - Or" exercises, you can train different sequences with only few obstacles and check that your dog is actually following your handling.

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Backyard Training - Whisky Cross And Forced Front Cross In A Small Sequence

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Handling by being behind the dog or ahead the dog are both important skills to have. Whichever way you do it, you’ll need to plan the rhythm of your motion as well as your positions: if you want to cross behind your dog, you’ll need to let your dog pass you early enough. On the other hand, if you want to be ahead of your dog, you need to make sure you get to the position you want to be in on the correct time.

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