Subtitle: Using Your Feet to Set Lines & Cue Turns
Author: Sandy Rogers
Running Time: 3 hours, 52 minutes
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Footwork matters! Every step you take when you handle your dog in agility provides him with information on where to go next. But here’s the question—are your feet telling your dog where you want him to go? Handling with your Feet First is the simplest way to correctly and consistently cue turns and set lines to the next obstacle(s) on course.
The Feet First program works for all levels of handlers, no matter what type of handling method you are using, and you can make progress quickly and permanently. Learning how to make your feet do what you want them to do, when you want them to do it, will enable you to get around the course more efficiently and free you to focus on your dog and the course that you’re handling.
In this DVD you will watch Sandy work with a variety of handlers and their dogs on basic footwork drills designed to “wake up your feet,” air handling drills, and drills for perfecting the footwork cues Sandy uses to handle her own dogs. As you begin to understand the power of your feet, you can apply the drills to your own handling system to show your dog where to go, to show him where to go next, to cue extension (acceleration), and to cue collection (deceleration).
Handling with your Feet First will transform your ability to communicate with your dog in agility.
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I have a solid respect for the art of teaching animals. My love for training and competition began when I was 5, the first time I showed my pony. Since then, I have developed a deep-rooted passion for teaching people how to inspire their dogs to work for them. I have devoted my life to this work and am forever a student of the sport of agility and the mind of the dog.
I owe my career to 7 incredible dogs, Rasta, Brink, Sweep, Ty, Quill, Tux and Jigs. Each of them taught me how to bring out their best; all I had to do was listen to them. Together they have won hundreds of events on the local, regional, national and world stages. My dogs feed my soul and bring me joy everyday. Rasta, Brink, Sweep and Ty have passed away and are missed beyond measure.
Quill, my Jack Russell Terrier, is a World and National Champion. She has medaled 3 times at the world events. She has competed in England, Belgium and Spain and brought home her gold medal from Belgium in 2012. Quilly Bear won the USA Nationals in 2013. She retired in 2015.
Brink, my Border Collie, was a 3 time National Champion. He is the dog that put me ‘on the map’ in the sport.
Beyond the pride I have for my incredible dogs is the pride I have for my school and all the students who train there – they inspire me every day.
Sandy has been a writer for Clean Run magazine since 2009. She has created 3 videos and a workbook teaching various aspects of agility. Sandy teaches and lectures on a national level for trainers’ conferences and agility clubs. You may have seen her competing on television at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge or the Westminster Agility Championships. Watch for her on-line classroom.
"I have to send out a huge thank you to Sandy Rogers of Ace Dogsports! I attended her Feet First presentation last night in San Francisco. It was AMAZING! I have been doing agility for over 20 years now; adding Sandy's focus on the role of our feet to my thought process and my training will take my handling to the next level! WELL DONE, Sandy. Can't wait for the DVD." —Pat White, top owner/breeder and handler (49 MACHs on 5 different dogs,AKC Nationals finalist with three dogs, AKC Invitational finalist with three dogs and earning 2nd place in 2014 and 1st place in the 20" height in 2015, top 5 Golden Retriever 10 times, top 20" dog of any breed in 2013, 2 OTCHs, 3 MHs, 4 TDXs)
"Sandy's Feet First technique is both simple and incredibly important. Working with her on this made a world of difference in my handling and the clarity of the cues I was giving my dog. It seems so obvious — 'let your feet do the talking and set the lines' — but it's astonishing how few of us actually do this consistently. We often focus so much on the dog's footwork and technique that we forget to focus on what we as handlers are actually doing with our bodies! Sandy's method breaks down our footwork patterns into simple exercises to help build our muscle memory, and then gradually integrates working with the dog. Even those of us who feel like we have four left feet can learn and master the Feet First technique, and then find ourselves able to get where we need to go much more quickly and to indicate turns earlier and much more clearly. I strongly recommend this for handlers of all levels." —Nicole F. Watts
"I have taken Sandy Roger's Feet First classes and they have really helped me to understand 'lines' and when 'cues start and finish.' I also have the benefits of being in Sandy's classes where her passion for 'feet first' has improved my handling, and consequently, given my dogs and me more confidence. When practicing on my own, I always include feet first drills and it is a lot of fun!" —Julie Eli and Harvey (the Keeshonden)
"Feet First is a transformational program to help us communicate more clearly with our dogs. I have struggled with getting 'stuck at times in a certain place and position and not knowing when/how to move on. Obviously this effects my dog knowing what to do next. Working on making my steps better with both exact placement and precise timing so my dog understands the line, allows me to move faster to the next obstacle/line so she can keep moving as well. Our partnership is stronger, faster and more exciting. I now walk a course more precisely and plan my courses in more detail." —Gwen Meyer