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Learn a handling technique called the Japanese. It is a technique where you are ahead of your dog while asking him to perform what appears to be the backside of an obstacle from your dog's point of view. This technique is ideal for handlers who find it difficult to execute turning maneuvers due to physical limitations such as knee injuries or other disabilities. It is also a great technique for dogs who slow down when you turn to face them as you would in Forced Front Cross.
We are often asked how you can learn to choose the correct handling techniques to sequences. Leading OneMind Dogs Coach Mikko Aaltonen planned a technique quiz to help develop handlers' skills for applying techniques on a course.
When you’re proofing your dog’s obstacle skills, you should practice different approaches as well as applying different handling techniques on the obstacles. One of the best ways to do this is to put together a course incorporating all of these aspects!
Are you interested in finding ways to improve your skills in learning? Read the second article of an article series about learning by OneMind Dogs Coach Magdalena Ziolkowska.
Learn why practicing handling techniques makes them easier and more natural for you and your dog.
Front Crosses are sometimes considered a “basic” technique. However, most handlers say one of the main benefits from an OneMind Dogs seminar or online training was learning how to master the Front Cross.
Learn what makes a Front Cross perfect from the dog's perspective.
Learn the importance of knowing your dog’s takeoff point and how it applies to helping him turn during a Front Cross.
You will learn a lot about applying handling techniques in a sequence by adding some speed to your training. OneMind Dogs coach Jessica Ajoux planned a setup where you can practice several different sequences and techniques.
There are situations on agility courses where it is very useful to be able to assist your dog to the weaves.