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Christmas Ball Course

Simple sequences with just a few obstacles are the best way to practice applying handling techniques on a course. Try this exercise to practice several different handling techniques in a sequence. All you need is a couple of tunnels and five jumps!

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Handling From Behind - Challenge Accepted!

OneMind Dogs Assistant Coach Megan Foster was pushed out of her comfort zone when she got challenged by OMD Coaches Mikko Aaltonen, Mari Kaplas and Jenni Leino to handle a course by being behind her dog all the time. Megan is known as a Front Cross princess, so this was really exciting for her. Watch the video and read Megan’s story about training this course!

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Agility Training Challenge 14 - OMD Coaches Go Sumo

OneMind Dogs Coaches have been seen handling their dogs wearing garbage bags, handling without running or handling without using their voice. This time the Coaches accepted a really weird challenge. Watch the video and see the course map!

Wearing a huge sumo outfit is very heavy (44 pounds / 20 kg) and slows the handler down a lot. The outfit also limits the way you can use your body: you turn around a lot slower, the movement of your feet is limited and it’s very hard to move your arms. That is why you need to focus on the most important elements in your handling:

  • Movement - the timing and direction of your movement is very important to your dog. Even more so when the other elements are limited.
  • Position - How you position yourself will determine how easily your dog can follow your handling.

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