Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #5 ~ The Exploding Pinwheel

Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #5 ~ The Exploding Pinwheel Go to Source I haven’t written to this topic in several days. I mindful that some of the training objectives I’ve shared with you in our “Social Distancing” series take at least several days, and sometimes months, to master. Anyone who is doing the homework might take a moment to regale me with your adventures in dog training. I would be delighted to hear from you. Index to Social Distancing Training Objectives published on this blog Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #1 ~ Working your dog at a lateral distancehttps://wp.me/pmSZZ-1vR https://wp.me/pmSZZ-1vRSocial Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #2 ~ The Dead Away Sendhttps://wp.me/pmSZZ-1w0 Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #3 ~ The Back Passhttps://wp.me/pmSZZ-1w6 Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #4

Communiqué du GTA : AWC 2020

Communiqué du GTA : AWC 2020 Go to Source La décision n’est pas encore officielle mais nous allons vers une annulation de l’AWC 2020. Au niveau international, certains réseaux sociaux s’étant emparés de cette nouvelle, il nous semble important de vous en informer. Nous vous tiendrons au courant de…Lire la suite Communiqué du GTA : AWC 2020 › Go to Source Author: David (gt-internet) {authorlink}

Virtual Coffee for AgilityNerd

Virtual Coffee for AgilityNerd Go to Source I'm asking AgilityNerd readers to consider buying me a virtual cup of coffee if you really enjoy an article, training tip, or practice course I post. Please check out this blog post for more info. Thank you! Go to Source Author: {authorlink}

Making a Small Difference

Making a Small Difference Go to Source I woke up this morning determined to make some small difference as our country and the world suffers the ravages of the COVID19 pandemic. I’ve heard it said before that if one person dies, it is a tragedy. But when a million die, it’s a statistic. I hate that idea and reject it down to my soul. The horrible thing about this virus is the terrible end that it brings to people. A sick and dying person is surrounded by people in masks, and as they endure their last wrenching painful bit of life, they cannot be near the people they love, cannot feel their touch or hug or kiss. They die lonely and abandoned in a

Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #4 ~ Named Obstacle Discrimination

Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #4 ~ Named Obstacle Discrimination Go to Source This is a lesson plan that ideally requires an A-frame (or dogwalk) and a pipe tunnel. But, don’t you know, if you have a small space and not a lot of big agility equipment, the basics of the training can be satisfied with a box with the ends knocked out (as a substitute for the tunnel)… and a board on brick (as a substitute for a contact obstacle. I published much of this lesson plan less than a year ago. But then… a year ago most people weren’t confined to home with the prospect of or the ambition for actually doing homework. This is the Named Obstacle Discrimination. The basic idea

Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #3 ~ The Back Pass

Social Distancing ~ Lesson Plan #3 ~ The Back Pass Go to Source This is a lesson plan that requires not much space and no agility equipment, and yet will allow you to teach your dog a valuable skill. This is the Back Pass. Teaching the Back Pass I have tried here to arrange below recordings I have done while teaching the Back Pass to my dogs. These should that demonstrate the simple praise and reward methodology. I refrain, as much as possible from editing out small failures because, in real life, small failures are a part of the training adventure. I’m hoping that you will appreciate pictures, and I will spare you the theory and lecture.   CedarComeByIntro   CedarComeBContinued   Prim Back Pass:   PhoenixBackPass.wvm   Back Pass in Competition; squaring to the weave