Subtitle: Perfecting the Skills You Need Is as Easy as...
Author: Sandy Rogers
Format: DVD, 4 discs, NTSC format
Running Time: 3 hours, 39 minutes
Bonus Materials: 63-page training workbook in PDF format
Release Date: Fall 2009
Need help with your training, but tired of too much technical detail? Help is here! An easy-to-use system for learning handling and teaching dog skills that's presented in plain English, and that uses only 2 jumps!
The object of the game of agility is pretty simple. To succeed, you need a dog that knows where he's going next, knows when to turn, and knows when to accelerate to the next obstacle. And you need to have a plan that keeps you out of his way. So you need to be in sync with your dog and have a clear method of communication.
The drills in this DVD are designed to help all levels of dogs and handlers perfect the skills they need to be in sync with each other, and are intended to be used throughout a team’s agility career.
As the dogs master these drills, you'll find them more easily putting together sequences in course work. And you'll find that you’re able to identify the drills in parts of courses, which improves your ability to handle those sequences so that feeling of being in sync with your dog starts to happen a lot more often.
The really exciting thing is that the One Jump, Two Jump program can be accomplished using just two jumps—this makes the program very doable for people with limited equipment and training space.
- For more advanced handlers, the drills provide a thorough review of the fundamental handling and dog skills needed to succeed in agility at any level. They also allow you to identify missing links in your training and eliminate them. You can then use the drills for regular maintenance work to keep your team’s skills sharp.
- For less experienced handlers or for handlers who feel out of sync with their dogs (perhaps your dog is spinning, barking, turning very wide, or not running as fast as he could), the drills teach you and your dog a communication system that will enable your team to negotiate courses in any venue. This is a flexible communication system that allows room for you to make the best choices for your particular team.
Click on the Contents tab on the left to see all the skills covered in this DVD.
About the Author
Sandy Rogers began her dog training career in 1989 with an apprenticeship under Pat Cook at Companion Dog Training, which in 1990 became one of the first schools to offer agility training in California. Currently Sandy counsels pet owners with behaviorally challenged dogs and teaches pet and competition obedience as well as agility. Sandy founded ACE Dog Sports in 1999. ACE Dog Sports currently has three instructors teaching people how to handle their dogs to a variety of goals. Sandy has been published and featured in Clean Run magazine and has been seen competing in agility on the Animal Planet, PAX, and NBC. She has three USDAA Agility Dog Champions in three different height divisions (12", 16", and 22"). All three dogs are also High in Trial obedience dogs. Sandy’s dogs have placed in the top five in the USDAA Grand Prix Finals five times. Beyond the pride of her accomplishments with her dogs, Sandy is very proud of the success of her students; she knows that success comes in all shapes and sizes. Sandy uses the Derrett handling system.