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Staying focused during
competition is the goal
for Juliet and Kai.

PeeKaBoo, Vivian Vidoli’s Miniature Poodle, gets some special
attention after a successful run.

Your thoughts are
powerful and what
you tell yourself is
very important.

She reminds us to always
praise and reward your
dog after a run whether it
is qualifying or not. “As we
all know, the dogs have no
concept of ribbons or titles;
they just want us to be
happy with them and enjoy
the time spent together.”
While it is important to
work on improving skills
in agility, everyone agrees
that the mental game is
the difference between
consistent success and
mediocre performance in
competition. Learning ways
to overcome stress or anything that distracts from
focus in the ring will insure
that you and your dog
can consistently give your
best performance. Staying
positive before, during, and
after your run means that
you have the best opportunity for success both now
and in the future. D

Juliet Franzen lives with her husband, Robert, and two dogs, Marcel and Kai on
the Central Coast of California. She graduated from the University of California
at Santa Barbara with a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Public and Social Affairs.
After working as a Financial Consultant for 17 years, she retired to spend her
time competing in dog agility. She can be contacted at monmarkai@gmail.com.
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Juliet and Kai practice
working together
in class.

run. She points out that
sometimes the reasons
handlers lose focus are
beyond anyone’s control,
such as the A-frame being
the wrong height or the
timer not working. Even
worse is hearing a whistle
after you have started
running because there is
some sort of problem. She
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and leave the ring until
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run - July 2013

Clean Run - July 2013
Contents
Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
Backyard Dogs
Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
The 10-Minute Trainer
Power Paws Drills: Serp City
Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
Channel Weaves Modified
The Judge’s Debriefing
Training with the Stars: Jenn Crank
The Construction Zone: Weatherproof 2x2 Weave Pole Bases
Look! Teaching Dogs Where to Focus
Busting the Myths: You Can Talk, You Can Smile, You Can Have Fun!
Out Spot Out! Teaching Independent Obstacle Performance, Part 4
Clean Run - July 2013 - Clean Run - July 2013
Clean Run - July 2013 - 2
Clean Run - July 2013 - Contents
Clean Run - July 2013 - 4
Clean Run - July 2013 - Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Clean Run - July 2013 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run - July 2013 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
Clean Run - July 2013 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run - July 2013 - 9
Clean Run - July 2013 - 10
Clean Run - July 2013 - Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
Clean Run - July 2013 - 12
Clean Run - July 2013 - 13
Clean Run - July 2013 - 14
Clean Run - July 2013 - 15
Clean Run - July 2013 - Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
Clean Run - July 2013 - 17
Clean Run - July 2013 - 18
Clean Run - July 2013 - 19
Clean Run - July 2013 - The 10-Minute Trainer
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 22
Clean Run - July 2013 - 23
Clean Run - July 2013 - Power Paws Drills: Serp City
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 29
Clean Run - July 2013 - Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 34
Clean Run - July 2013 - Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Channel Weaves Modified
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 46
Clean Run - July 2013 - The Judge’s Debriefing
Clean Run - July 2013 - 48
Clean Run - July 2013 - Training with the Stars: Jenn Crank
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Clean Run - July 2013 - The Construction Zone: Weatherproof 2x2 Weave Pole Bases
Clean Run - July 2013 - 54
Clean Run - July 2013 - Look! Teaching Dogs Where to Focus
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Busting the Myths: You Can Talk, You Can Smile, You Can Have Fun!
Clean Run - July 2013 - 60
Clean Run - July 2013 - 61
Clean Run - July 2013 - Out Spot Out! Teaching Independent Obstacle Performance, Part 4
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