Clean Run - March 2011 - (Page 3)

® Cover The magazine for dog agiliTy enThusiasTs PHOTOs © Kevin WHiTney, laura TsuK, cHess cOmmunicaTiOns 26 march 11 Volume 17 The Breeders Behind the Dogs Breeding dogs is a huge responsibility that doesn’t end even when a puppy goes home with his new owner. We spoke with several breeders who not only breed performance dogs, but also compete quite successfully in agility and other sports with the dogs they have bred. By Brenna Fender 35 Working on Stimulus Control A dog that sits when we need him to lie down or runs away when we say Come is not only frustrating but can also be a danger to himself and others. Much of the value in training a dog is being able to get the behaviors we want when we want them. This is called stimulus control. By Moe Strenfel 54 number 03 41 Teaching FOCUS and Impulsecontrol Classes: Introduction This new series provides lesson plans as well as tips on how to teach and manage FOCUS and impulse-control classes. This month explains what the FOCUS training system is and how it can benefit your students. By Deborah Jones, Ph.D. 49 Help for Heel Pain: The Facts About Plantar Fasciitis, Part 1 Agility is a sport that requires quick acceleration and deceleration and quick turns, which can make handlers vulnerable to a very painful heel problem called plantar fasciitis. This two-part series examines causes and treatments of this common ailment. By Dr. Dan Altchuler, DPM Hydrotherapy for the Canine Athlete Underwater treadmill or deep water therapy can be extremely beneficial for canine athletes with injuries and is a wonderful tool for aerobic conditioning and muscle strengthening. It can also improve the quality of life for our companions with osteoarthritis. By Debra Canapp, DVM, CCRT, CVA Features 5 Editorializing: Go Get the Dog Teammates give everything they have every second of every run, every practice, every day of every year. By Fred Brattain 64 When Pigs Fly: You Can Do It It’s easy for handlers of a Pigs Fly dog to get really lost and discouraged. But you can do it. You can run agility with your dog, and you don’t have to make any excuses for not getting a different breed of dog. If you stand by your dog and put in the work, you will be rewarded with a lifelong gift of becoming a masterful dog trainer. By Jane Killion 68 You Know Your Dog Is Aggressive If... Part 5 You’ve been doing the training to desensitize your dog, but how do you know if your aggressive dog is ready for a match or a trial? We’ll address that question as well as focus on some dos and don’ts for making trialing less stressful for your dog. By Pamela S. Dennison 78 Challenges for Rising Stars This month the exercises are devoted to a concept known as interval training. We’ll focus on solidifying the dog’s performance by asking the dog for multiple repetitive performances of complex obstacles. By Stuart Mah 12 Who Needs a Training Partner? Training partnerships can help you improve your training and handling, but they are also subject to the same disagreements and annoyances of any human relationship. How do you handle it when one partner is doing better in agility than the other? By Linda Randall DVM 16 Difficult Students, Difficult Dogs, Happy Endings Rather than becoming frustrated with challenging students, embrace the problem-solving aspect of teaching. Here are some techniques to help instructors solve in-class challenges. By Tracy Sklenar 22 Ready, Set, Trial! Volunteering at Agility Trials Exhibitors new to competition may be reluctant to volunteer due to uncertainty over what a specific job entails. So here are some general descriptions of the jobs that need to be done for every class. By Jamie McKay, CPDT KA 44 Power Paws Drills: Long Way, Short Way When there’s a choice of which direction to take a dog on course, you need to understand the benefits of taking your dog on a certain path and how his execution of the jump, his path before and after, and the number of strides he needs to take will affect how much time it takes him to complete the sequence. By Nancy Gyes 59 Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Seminar Dollar With the economy in dire straights, most of us are spending our money carefully these days. Seminars are expensive, so here are some tips for how you can get the most out of that agility seminar you’ve been dying to attend, for the least cost. By Deb Eldredge 73 Want the Best Training Results? Then Play! Are your training sessions fun for your dog or are they just about obtaining the desired result? While dogs may not desire to be trained, they do want to play. If you want the best results, you need to make sure your dog plays while you train. By Jubie Rueschenberg 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 77 Bloopers By Brenna Fender Cover Dog Skete, a Welsh Springer Spaniel owned by Richard Callahan of Massachusetts. Photo by Karen Hocker Photography, www.karenhocker.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 1995-2011 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. March 11 | Clean Run 3 http://www.karenhocker.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run - March 2011

Clean Run - March 2011
Contents
Editorializing: Go Get the Dog
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
Who Needs a Training Partner?
Difficult Students, Difficult Dogs, Happy Endings
Ready, Set, Trial! Volunteering at Agility Trials
The Breeders Behind the Dogs
Working on Stimulus Control
Teaching FOCUS and Impulse-Control Classes: Introduction
Power Paws Drills: Long Way, Short Way
Help for Heel Pain: The Facts About Plantar Fasciitis, Part 1
Hydrotherapy for the Canine Athlete
Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Seminar Dollar
When Pigs Fly: You Can Do It
You Know Your Dog Is Aggressive If... Part 5
Want the Best Training Results? Then Play!
Bloopers
Challenges for Rising Stars

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