Author: Rachel Sanders
Format: DVD, NTSC format
Running Time: 40 minutes
Release Date: 2012
Although the focus of our handling is usually to steer our dog around the course using consistent body language cues, there are situations when a verbal directional cue can be invaluable:
- If you are unable to use body language to change the dog's direction, such as when the dog is coming toward you during a gamble sequence or when you find yourself too far behind your dog and he cannot see your body cues.
- If you are late with a body cue that would have indicated a change of direction had it been timely, so the dog now needs a verbal cue to counter the fact that you’re out of position (he may be about to go off-course or incur a refusal).
Rachel's DVD will show you a simple technique for teaching a verbal Left and Right command as well as a Turn command. You will start out training on the flat, which is work that can be done even with young puppies, and then you will learn how to add obstacles to your training.
About the Author
Rachel Sanders lives in Atascadero, California where she operates Fast Forward Dog Sports. For the past 25 years, Rachel has been involved in a variety of dog training activities, including competitive obedience, hearing-dog training, and agility training. Since 1994, her focus has been solely on agility. Rachel lives with five Border Collies (Spinner, Whist, Fable, Stuie, and Gifted) and two JRTs (Trump and Better). She currently competes with Fable, Stuie, and Better. She has earned ADCH titles on four dogs (Spinner, Whist, Trump, and Fable) and MACH titles on three dogs (Whist MACH3, Trump MACH2, and Fable). Rachel and her dogs are familiar faces in the finals of both AKC and USDAA national championships, and she has won the top spot on the podium four times. In addition, Rachel and Fable represented the U.S. in international competition (IFCS World Championships). Rachel is a regular seminar presenter and a favorite instructor at agility camps throughout the United States.