Dog Agility for Newcomers - The Next Jump
What you'll learn
- You will learn the handling skills, to run an agility course with your dog
- You will be shown how to teach your dog these skills as well as the handler being shown
- How to teach your dog stop contacts (2o2o) and the beginning of running contacts
- You will be shown how to teach your dog Channel/Swivel Weaves
- We briefly cover the dogs line, this is the line the dog sees.
- All skills are taught in a positive reward base way
- Having completed our Dog Agility For Newcomers Course
- Your dog should of already been introduced to the equipment
Welcome to our Dog Agility for Newcomers - The Next Jump
This is the follow on from our Dog Agility For Newcomers Course. As the dogs have now been introduced to the agility equipment and are jumping a few jumps, we can start to teach you some handling skills and show you how to teach the dog the technique.
This will help you to put the obstacles together allowing you to run small courses and once you have taught your contacts and weaves you’ll be able to run a full agility course.
In competition a course consists of 14-20 obstacles
We will also show you how to teach stop or running contacts by back training the behaviour. You will also be shown how to teach channel/swivel weaves, to help your dog be weave independent.
The course explains each skill, shows you how to teach it and then we have included videos of teaching the skill to my clients which shows some trouble shooting we had with running contacts.
Also included at the end of the course is a short video of some exercises you can practice with just 2 jumps or 1 jump and a cone.
All training is taught in a positive reward-based way.
Who this course is for:
- Anybody that is interested in teaching their dog agility, whether for fun or to compete
- Anyone wanting to know the handling skills to teach their dog to change directions on a course
I am a fully qualified, experienced and insured dog trainer who specialises in teaching Agility training. I have been competing for numerous years now and have recently started on my 'Scentwork' journey
I have attended various dog training courses and agility workshops over the years and will continue to study and expand my knowledge of dog training.