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intelligently, that your coach knows more than you do, and
that your coach’s advice is worth taking.

peripheral to agility; nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy
are all areas that your coach can guide you in.

An Olympic-hopeful gymnast does not take classes with three
different instructors whose methods are at odds with each other simply because they have friends
in those classes they want to hang
out with, or because those classes are
convenient, or because they need to
get on different equipment. A serious
athlete takes the coach’s advice as
to whether to take additional classes
and who to take them with. A serious
athlete will ask her coach’s advice
about whether attending a given
seminar or workshop or camp is in
their dog’s best interest. Consider
that most competitive athletes follow
their coach’s advice not only about
training, but also about everything
related to their sport. When considering whether you should enter trials and which ones to enter,
ask your coach. Do not neglect the areas that are somewhat

Agility instructors, the good ones, devote a tremendous
amount of time and energy toward being the best they can
be. They care tremendously about
their students and are constantly
thinking of ways to improve every
team they train. Where I teach, the
work day does not end when the last
class is taught. We spend many unpaid hours each week discussing our
students needs, analyzing videos,
and studying what other trainers all
over the world are doing with an
eye as to whether any of it can help
our own students. We are emotionally invested in our students. We
really care about them and focus on
figuring out what is best for each
team. To get the best from us, our
students need to trust us to know what is best for them. D

Frankie Joiris trains animal actors (birds, farm animals, cats, and dogs) for television and film. She has taught dog training for over 35 years. Frankie currently teaches
agility at Speedoggie and also presents seminars on trick training. She has owned and trained a wide variety of dogs including CH MACH Stamp RN, OF, JE, the first and
only CH MACH Norfolk Terrier. She currently runs a Whippet, a Pyrenean Shepherd, and a Border Collie. Contact Frankie at fjoiris@me.com.

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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
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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
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 10
Clean Run - July 2013 - Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 15
Clean Run - July 2013 - Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
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Clean Run - July 2013 - The 10-Minute Trainer
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Power Paws Drills: Serp City
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
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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 - The Judge’s Debriefing
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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
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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!
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Out Spot Out! Teaching Independent Obstacle Performance, Part 4
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