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® Cover The magazine for dog agiliTy enThusiasTs PHOTOS © TTl acTiOn PHOTOgraPHy, MeTTe Björne, Marcy ManTell 36 Comparing the Derrett and Mecklenburg Handling Systems, Part 7: Serpentines This month we’ll compare the differences and similarities in the use of serpentine handling in both systems. By the Clean Run Staff 5 1 sepTember 09 Volume 15 number 9 75 Jenny’s Guide to Successful Teamwork: Front and Blind Crosses, Part 1 We’re now going to look at how you can use Jenny’s system in real life. In this installment of the series, Jenny explains how she uses front and blind crosses. By Jenny Damm 19 Trainer’s Forum Dogs popping out at pole #10 in the weaves is so common it is often called the “10th pole syndrome.” Some trainers share their thoughts on the problem and potential solutions. By Brenna Fender Foundation Fundamentals : Delegating Distance Having a dog that works laterally off your side at a distance is a big advantage in any class if you are like me, a handler who can’t run as fast as her dog. By Moe Strenfel © clean run Features 5 Editorializing: The Finger of Blame Agility is a wonderful sport, but it can also be a culture of blame. Are people too quick to always blame the handler? By Nancy Walker 69 Power Paws Drills: Inside/Outside Loop Drills Here is a simple concept to help trainers make quick changes to their course setups to accommodate various challenges for all levels of classes and students. By Nancy Gyes 73 Hope: Our First Year Handlers training their first agility dog can take inspiration from the story of Hope, the Westie, to take their time and build a strong bond and foundation with their partner before entering their first trial. By Leslie Granville-Smith 12 When Pigs Fly: The Ins and Outs of Serpentines, Part 3 Now that you know what a serpentine is, how to handle it, and how to train it, let’s look at some practical applications of the serpentine that might save time on course. By Jane Killion 23 Can You Handle It? Test your skills on a sequence from the USDAA Dog Agility Masters Tournament Team Standard course from a Four Star Tournament Event held in California. By Ann Croft 28 Shelter Champs: Auggie While many competitors dream of earning titles, animal shelters continue to house dogs that were relinquished because they are too energetic, too smart, or too busy for most pet homes. Many of these dogs are great agility prospects. This month, meet Auggie. By Lisa Barrett 59 Motion Discrimination These exercises are intended to teach the dog to perform the same sequence with different handling moves; the dog learns to read your motion cues. They also help build your decision-making skills so you know what handling moves you can use, or can’t use, in different situations. By Jen Pinder 31 To Stretch or Not To Stretch? To stretch or not to stretch before competition is a commonly discussed question among human athletes and handlers of canine athletes. By Dr. Debbie Gross Saunders 46 Power Course Analysis Learn how to use both the course map and actual course walk-through to determine the most effective path for the dog and the subsequent handling methods you will use to indicate that course to your dog. By Nancy Gyes 64 Training Dogs to Work with Physically Limited Handlers Physically limited handlers can have success with their dogs if they are willing to become great trainers. By developing a system where the dog learns how to accomplish tasks at a distance with limited physical cues from the handler, both can enjoy fast and thrilling agility runs. By Kristin Kaldahl Columns 6 7 8 Tip of the Month By Sandy Rogers Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility… By Brenna Fender Backyard Dogs By Sharon Freilich 27 My Favorite Course By Arlyn Sigeti 43 Distance Challenge By Jane Simmons-Moake Cover Dog Mozart CL2-H, CL1-F, CL1-S, CL1-H, CL1-R, RL1X, RL3, RL2, RL1, a 4-yearold All-American adopted from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Shelter by owner Valerie Aldred of Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Diane Lewis Photography, www.dianelewis.photography.com. Clean Run (ISSN 1089-8506) is published monthly by Clean Run Productions, LLC. Principal office: 17 Industrial Dr., South Hadley, MA 01075. Periodicals postage paid at South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-9902 and additional offices. © Copyright 1995-2009 Bud Houston and Clean Run Productions, LLC. All world rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Clean Run, 17 Industrial Dr., South Hadley, MA 01075. September 09 | Clean Run 3
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run Magazine - September 2009

Clean Run Magazine - September 2009
Contents
Editorializing: The Finger of Blame
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
When Pigs Fly: The Ins and Outs of Serpentines, Part 3
Trainer’s Forum
Can You Handle It?
My Favorite Course
Shelter Champs: Auggie
To Stretch or Not To Stretch?
Comparing the Derrett and Mecklenburg Handling Systems, Part 7: Serpentines
Distance Challenge
Power Course Analysis
Foundation Fundamentals : Delegating Distance
Motion Discrimination
Training Dogs to Work with Physically Limited Handlers
Power Paws Drills: Inside/Outside Loop Drills
Hope: Our First Year
Jenny’s Guide to Successful Teamwork: Front and Blind Crosses, Part 1
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Contents
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 4
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Editorializing: The Finger of Blame
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 9
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 10
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 11
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - When Pigs Fly: The Ins and Outs of Serpentines, Part 3
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 13
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 14
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 15
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 16
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 17
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 18
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Trainer’s Forum
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 20
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 21
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 22
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Can You Handle It?
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 24
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 25
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 26
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - My Favorite Course
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Shelter Champs: Auggie
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 29
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 30
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - To Stretch or Not To Stretch?
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 32
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 33
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 34
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 35
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Comparing the Derrett and Mecklenburg Handling Systems, Part 7: Serpentines
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 38
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 39
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 40
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 41
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 42
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Distance Challenge
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 45
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Power Course Analysis
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 47
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 48
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 49
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 50
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Foundation Fundamentals : Delegating Distance
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 57
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 58
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Motion Discrimination
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 62
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 63
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Training Dogs to Work with Physically Limited Handlers
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 65
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 66
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 67
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 68
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Power Paws Drills: Inside/Outside Loop Drills
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 70
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 71
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 72
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Hope: Our First Year
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 74
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - Jenny’s Guide to Successful Teamwork: Front and Blind Crosses, Part 1
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 76
Clean Run Magazine - September 2009 - 77
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