Author: Silvia Trkman
Format: DVD, NTSC format
Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Release Date: 2011
The DVD addresses conditioning, attitude, games to play, dealing with stress, and making agility training more about running. Speed is definitely one of Silvia's favorite topics and having dogs that are constantly setting the best times of all jump heights, including setting the best time in her division at the FCI Agility World Championships 20 different times (16 times with La, 4 times with Bu, and Lo once had 2nd best time after La ) probably means she has something important to tell!
Silvia recommends this DVD to handlers who feel their dog could still run even faster and also to handlers who deal with motivational or stress issues. You'll also learn a lot about Silvia's approach to agility and the philosophy behind the training that makes the dogs just as fast as they are, and a lot about the conditioning that keeps the dogs that fast for a long time. This DVD will also give you a good look into Silvia's everyday life with her dogs as well as her agility training sessions. So no, it's not just for dogs with speed issues! Silvia says, "For me, it’s actually the most important pre-agility step and we follow the 33 tips all the time. And oh, it's mostly taken in beautiful Corsica mountains!"
About the Author
Silvia Trkman has been in agility since 1992. She is a 21-time national champion of Slovenia, with five different dogs of three different breeds, and a 14-time World Team member, with five different dogs. Silvia has won the FCI Agility World Championships three times, with two different dogs. She is a four-time European Open winner with four different dogs, and she has been on 18 World Teams with two or more dogs. Her training methods are best known for producing fast, happy, and healthy dogs, tight turns and, of course, running contacts.