A dog that follows handling is less likely to take off-course obstacles and will find it easier to learn new handling techniques. If you have two jumps and one tunnel, you can practice these small set ups even at home!
These short sequences will help to put the False Turns from theory to practice! If you have four jumps and one tunnel, you can practice these small set ups even at home! We have published a couple of exercises on the same setup earlier, check them out here.
These short sequences will help to put the False Turns from theory to practice! If you have four jumps and one tunnel, you can practice these small set ups even at home!
What's the next step after learning a technique yourself?
You’ve probably already heard about the 10 commandments of agility, right? The fourth commandment instructs you to “Do the walk through with your virtual dog.” That’s what we are going to focus on for the 16th Agility Training Challenge.
Get some ideas for teaching your dog an independent Backside cue.
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get your dog out of his crate with plenty of time before you’re due to go in the ring, toilet them, play lots of warm up games, play an exciting game of tug, use your happiest happy voice and just generally try your best to get your dog as ‘high’ and excited as possible before entering the ring, yet your dog seems distracted and ‘shuts down’ the moment you start to lead out. He may even sniff around or run off during your run.
Learn a handling technique called Hungarian Cross aka Kabai Cross! In the Hungarian Cross the handler moves to the landing side of an obstacle as the dog is approaching perpendicular to the obstacle from the takeoff side. The Hungarian Cross is an effective way to avoid off course obstacles located behind a jump.
After practicing the Layering with the help of the handling technique video, you can now take your training to the next level by applying the technique in a sequence!