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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-11-2016, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Chandra's agility training

Kinda quiet around here so I thought I'd start a thread to chronicle my puppy's agility training. She's only 5 months old right now so we're mostly working foundation, toy play, body awareness, etc. I'm not very diligent about taping our training sessions but I'll add them here when I do.

Today we worked on sends around a cone with the toy in my inside hand. This is challenging since her first impulse is to grab the toy instead of going around the cone, but she works through it! I specifically work on this so we don't have to deal with "but I can't run with the toy/food because my dog is too focused on it" and it teaches her how to think and earn what she wants instead of just grabbing.



And from about six weeks ago, ladder for body awareness and cone wraps without the toy challenge.


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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-11-2016, 10:58 PM
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Looks great! I love your puppy! That's such a fun age Can't wait to see her progress
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-cone/wing wraps, gradually increasing distance, overlaying "check" and "dig" cues, juuuust starting to work commitment.

-body awareness on plank, harder with a bigger body!

-toy in middle/cookie jar, first session!


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Rear crosses with left and right verbal cues. Working on fading the pre-placed toy as a lure.
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Love watching your videos! I'm looking forward to more! She's a pretty girl!
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Starting our journey into running contacts.... won't be doing a lot since Chandra is still young, maybe one or sessions a week for now. And just some boring flat ground/carpet running for a while. Working on the verbal cue for running and my technique throwing the ball and seeing her feet before we bring any equipment into it. The poles are 24' apart, so the length of two planks.

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LOL, took me a second when you suddenly disappeared in the middle of the screen! She's looking good!
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post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old 10-25-2016, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Haha! Just a boring video of her running back and forth, but it's something. I'm not the most diligent about taping our training sessions but I'll have to tape the running contact stuff at least. We have been doing some work on call to hand, and handler focus vs. obstacle focus as well so maybe I'll get video of that soon.

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First session on the tire! Lured once then shaped after that.

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Love how eager she is to please you!
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