Clean Run - February 2014 - (Page 3)

® Cover THE MAGAZINE FOR DOG AGILITY ENTHUSIASTS PHOTOS © MISA MARTIN, JEAN TUTTLE, LAUREN LANGMAN/MATT ROUSE 39 Terrier Shmerrier! Terriers were bred to work independently of people, but that doesn't mean you can't train your terrier to be a successful agility partner. Here are some ideas to help you get focus from your terrier. By Bobbie Bhambree FEBRUARY 14 60 How the TipAssist Can Help You Teach the Seesaw This convenient tool replaces the need for tables, chairs, poles, phone books, or any other equipment to support and elevate the seesaw during training. By Lynne Stephens, KPA CTP VOLUME 20 NUMBER 02 64 Raising Your Pup 2 Perfection: Recall The recall is a fundamental skill that you have to work at diligently, persistently, and playfully throughout your dog's life. Here are some recall tips and exercises to help you with your puppy or new dog. By Lauren Langman 10 Toy Control and Targeting Here's a photo story about tugging, retrieving, and using your toys in agility. Once you have control of your toys around agility obstacles, there is no end to the fun training games you can create! By Nancy Gyes 30 The OneMind Dogs Methodology: Basic Elements There are seven basic elements in agility handling. Each of the OMD handling "techniques" (maneuvers) includes aspects of these seven elements. The goal of each technique is to get all of the elements to support the same message to the dog. By Janita Leinonen and Jaakko Suoknuuti Features 5 Editorializing: The Red Flag At canine performance events, where dogs are naturally higher and tension is often electric, should be adopt a system that allows handlers to identify their dog as one that needs to be given a wide berth? By Sally Silverman 16 Awesome Paws Drills The handling drills presented this month involve your dog moving through gaps both as he approaches the jump and as he completes it. By Linda Mecklenburg 19 Training with the Stars: Nicola Giraudi First have fun, then the results will come. It is advice that was given to Nicola Giraudi early on, and it's still the mantra he passes on to his students. He has been having lots of fun in agility for 20 years. By Sally Silverman 23 Supraspinatus Tendinopathy ST is frequently the cause or a component of lameness in agility dogs. Activities such as landing from a jump with outstretched forelimbs, quick turns, and jump-turn combinations place the soft tissue structures of the shoulder joint under extreme stress. By Sherman O. Canapp, Jr., DVM, MS, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR 37 Secrets to Perfect Timing: Acting on Commitment Acting on your dog's commitment is one of the most important skills you need as a handler to improve your timing. If you're consistently late in your timing, you need to be earlier either by running faster or leaving sooner. By Kathy Keats 57 How You Got What You Didn't Want Dog training is one of the most humbling activities you can pursue. All the hard work you put into training a behavior and you may still end up with an unwanted behavior. But instead of getting frustrated or mad, take a step back so you can see that your dogs are only learning what they are being taught. By Sandy Rogers Columns 6 Tip of the Month By Jean Eichenlaub 7 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility... By Brenna Fender 8 Backyard Dogs By Dudley Fontaine 53 The Judge's Debriefing By Ann Croft 43 The 10-Minute Trainer When a dog and handler have an issue with rear crosses, it usually stems from a lack of obstacle commitment or lack of understanding of how to employ lateral motion. This month we'll look at a game to help get your dog to commit to a jump in front of him. By Daisy Peel 46 As the World Turns: Forced Front Cross A forced front cross (lead-out pivot or front cross on the flat) is a cue combination in which the handler is on the takeoff side of the jump and the dog is coming toward the handler from the landing side. The handler must draw the dog to the correct side of the jump before the dog can jump in the correct direction. By Mary Ellen Barry Cover Dog CH Auz A H'Evanzli Light Saber NAJ, NA, NAJP, NAP, a.k.a. Sabre, a 15-year-old Australian Terrier owned by Betty Jean Roseum Harper of Michigan. Photo by Cathi Winkles Photography. 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 1995-2014 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. February 14 | Clean Run 3

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