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11 Once the dog can come to your side when you are not moving, move with the dog from the start of the fabric and ask him to read your deceleration cues and stop on the fabric. Putting It All Together When I get ready to teach my dog the full chute attached to the barrel, I like to hold the end of the fabric open for the dog. I have a small lawn-and-leaf bag that I place inside the chute fabric at the exit as shown in Figure 11. A short section of pipe tunnel material will work as well. If you don’t have something to put in the chute, have a helper hold the chute open. Gradually have your helper hold the fabric in the center so the fabric is open at the entrance and middle but closed at the end as shown in Figure 12. At this point in training, when my dog is performing the chute it looks like a straight tunnel performance. With each 12 repetition, push the lawn-and-leaf bag or tunnel section further into the chute, letting the end of the fabric drape over the exit. For this exercise I like to use my Ready Treat to reward the dog, placing it one body length from the exit of the chute. Alternatively, you can throw the reward (either a toy or food) to that same point. Work on all of the same entrances that you did when the barrel was by itself. When the dog is successful with those entries, remove the lawnand-leaf bag or tunnel section and work the chute as a complete obstacle. Sequences Once you’re finished with this training process, you can start working the chute into sequences. This is a great piece of foundation training that you can start with a young dog or puppy. As such, it’s a great set of exercises for foundation or puppy classes. D Jen, actively competitive in agility for over 17 years has put 8 ADCHs and several MACHs on her Border Collies, Jack Russells, mix breed, and Sheltie as well as being a three-time AKC World Team Member with BC Static. Jen is currently competing with her mix breed Taser, Border Collie Guilty, and Sheltie Britain. Jen and Taser are the 16" 2011 National Steeplechase Champions. Jen was also on the podium with her Sheltie Britain, taking 3rd. She repeated dual placements in the 2011 Grand Prix Finals, taking 2nd with Taser and 3rd with Britain. Jen is a highly sought after presenter/instructor across the country. Jen and her husband Bill reside in Lapeer, Michigan where she teaches for FiredUp K9s and Highest Hope Dog Sports. She also conducts seminars and workshops around the country. Contact her at firedupk9@yahoo.com. 50 Clean Run | July 12 http://fitball.com http://facebook.com/fitpaws http://youtube.com/fitpaws http://cleanrun.com http://fitball.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run - July 2012

Clean Run - July 2012
Contents
Editorializing: Children at Agility Trials
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
The History of the Virtual Agility League
Agility Mind Gym: See Success
Agility After Joint Replacement
Power Paws Drills: On the Diagonal
Higher Than a Kite: Training the Over-Aroused Agility Dog
From Hoof to Woof: What Riders Can Teach Handlers
Not Your Normal Agility Dog
Building Blocks: Building Hands-on Confidence and Control
Principles of Self-control on the Agility Course
Chute Straight
Small Dog vs. Large Dog Handling
I Decided to Be Happy... and Then I Was! Tips on How to Get a New Attitude
Footwork for Agility: Front Crosses
What’s in Your Toolbox?
Clean Run - July 2012 - Clean Run - July 2012
Clean Run - July 2012 - 2
Clean Run - July 2012 - Contents
Clean Run - July 2012 - 4
Clean Run - July 2012 - Editorializing: Children at Agility Trials
Clean Run - July 2012 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run - July 2012 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Clean Run - July 2012 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run - July 2012 - 9
Clean Run - July 2012 - 10
Clean Run - July 2012 - The History of the Virtual Agility League
Clean Run - July 2012 - 12
Clean Run - July 2012 - 13
Clean Run - July 2012 - 14
Clean Run - July 2012 - Agility Mind Gym: See Success
Clean Run - July 2012 - 16
Clean Run - July 2012 - 17
Clean Run - July 2012 - Agility After Joint Replacement
Clean Run - July 2012 - 19
Clean Run - July 2012 - 20
Clean Run - July 2012 - 21
Clean Run - July 2012 - 22
Clean Run - July 2012 - Power Paws Drills: On the Diagonal
Clean Run - July 2012 - 24
Clean Run - July 2012 - 25
Clean Run - July 2012 - 26
Clean Run - July 2012 - 27
Clean Run - July 2012 - Higher Than a Kite: Training the Over-Aroused Agility Dog
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 30
Clean Run - July 2012 - 31
Clean Run - July 2012 - 32
Clean Run - July 2012 - From Hoof to Woof: What Riders Can Teach Handlers
Clean Run - July 2012 - Not Your Normal Agility Dog
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 36
Clean Run - July 2012 - 37
Clean Run - July 2012 - 38
Clean Run - July 2012 - Building Blocks: Building Hands-on Confidence and Control
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 42
Clean Run - July 2012 - Principles of Self-control on the Agility Course
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 45
Clean Run - July 2012 - 46
Clean Run - July 2012 - Chute Straight
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 50
Clean Run - July 2012 - 51
Clean Run - July 2012 - Small Dog vs. Large Dog Handling
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 55
Clean Run - July 2012 - 56
Clean Run - July 2012 - I Decided to Be Happy... and Then I Was! Tips on How to Get a New Attitude
Clean Run - July 2012 - 58
Clean Run - July 2012 - 59
Clean Run - July 2012 - Footwork for Agility: Front Crosses
Clean Run - July 2012 - 61
Clean Run - July 2012 - 62
Clean Run - July 2012 - What’s in Your Toolbox?
Clean Run - July 2012 - 64
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