After practicing the German Turn with the help of the handling technique video, you can now challenge yourself by combining several German Turns in a sequence!
Learn a handling technique called the Flip. It is a useful technique when you need to handle your dog past off-course obstacles while allowing you to stay ahead on course. The Flip is a combination of a Front Cross and a Blind Cross. It is executed on the flat, in between obstacles.
You can learn a lot from the mistakes that happen in competitions. Watch a video of an exercise on a compilation course that consists of challenging sequences from different competition courses.
Some agility handlers train diligently. They make tables and plan their training long into the future. I also plan my training sessions in advance, but only one session at a time, tells Janita Leinonen, the leading OMD Coach.
Learn a handling technique called the Double Lap Turn. This technique enables you to cue a tight, 360-degree turn around a wing, even several meters / feet away from the obstacle. Double Lap Turn is a great tool for handlers who are not able to run to every obstacle with their dogs.
Finnish agility judge Salme Mujunen challenged handlers to handle a backside jump from a distance. Watch the video and find out the rules!
After practicing the Blind Cross with the help of the handling technique video, you can now take your training to the next level: combine several Blind Crosses in a sequence!
Looking for training ideas? Watch the fifth Course Training video!
Test your ability to run a course without walking it first, see how well you can shape your dog’s lines throughout the course without running a virtual dog first.
Learn how to train in a competition type mindset for both you and your dog, see how you can replicate that environment so you can work on anything that might only comes up during a competition.