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Ring Stress - Is Your Excitement Making it Worse?

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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.

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Anticipation

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See how anticipation can affect your dog’s learning and behaviour. Find out how to avoid anticipation in your training sessions.

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Trial As You Train

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Agility is a sport where consistency is very important. Dogs thrive on routine; they like things to happen the same way at the same time so that it is predictable. This is also true in agility.

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Tips For Mastering The Front Cross

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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.

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Advice From a Good Agility Student - Part 1

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Do you attend your agility class twice a week but you don't feel satisfied with the progress you're making? Are you interested in finding ways to improve your skills? Do you want to become a more effective and efficient learner? Read the first article of an article series about learning by OneMind Dogs Coach Magdalena Ziolkowska.

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What To Train Next

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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.

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