Author: Linda Mecklenburg
Format: DVD, 3 discs, NTSC format
Bonus Materials: PDF file
Length: 5 hours, 20 minutes
Release Date: September 2012
A must-see for all agility competitors, this DVD is an actual seminar presented by Linda Mecklenburg at the Clean Run training facility several years ago. At the time, the seminar was recorded and made available via livestream on the Internet by Eric Larson. This DVD is a copy of the livestream of the seminar. For this reason, the video quality is not the same as it would be in the case of a live recording, and you can expect occasional dropouts in the audio. These issues do not significantly affect the content of the material, which is why we are making this valuable information available on a DVD.
In Introduction to Handling in Agility Linda describes the foundation needed for consistent handling as documented in her highly acclaimed book Developing Handling Skills for Awesome Agility Teams, which discusses both the theoretical knowledge and the fundamental skills that are needed for success in our sport. The seminar provides an overview of Chapter 1, “Cues,” and Chapter 2, “Fundamental Skills,” and includes bonus material with demonstrations of the concepts. References to specific pages in the book have been added as well as diagrams of sequences.
This DVD contains a wealth of information that will benefit all handlers, regardless of their background or skill level.
About the Author
Linda Mecklenburg is considered one of the premier agility instructors in the United States, and her students have achieved top honors at the highest levels of the sport. She specializes in perfecting the teamwork between dog and handler. Each student comes to Awesome Paws with a different background and varying goals and objectives. Linda customizes her instruction for each team. Regardless of their aspirations, to stand on the podium at the World Championships or have an exhilarating run, helping her students achieve their dreams is Linda’s goal.
No doubt one of the most accomplished handlers in the United States, Linda has won numerous national championships. She has represented the United States in international competition on 14 occasions, with 6 different dogs. At the FCI Agility World Championships, she earned both gold and silver medals in the Team competition, as well as several top ten Individual placements.
Considered one of the pioneers of dog agility since the earliest days of the sport, Linda is one of the leading innovators of training and handling techniques. She constantly searches for ways to improve performance and raise the standard of excellence and so remains a driving force in the evolution of the sport of dog agility.