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Move back a pace so that you're
next to the dog again.
Your starting position will be
roughly between 4 and 5 o'clock,
4 paces away from the poles.
5. Move yourself back to join the dog
as in Figure 6. Release the dog
while you remain stationary. Repeat
as many times as you feel necessary.
6. Continue in this manner until you
have a dog that can happily drive out
away from you about 4 paces in a
straight line through 2 poles, confidently bend around the second pole
to the right, and run out to where the
12th pole would be for his reward.
If at any point in the training your dog
makes more than two mistakes, stop.
Review what you’ve been doing and see
if perhaps your dog needs more repetitions before moving forward.
Stage 2: Around the Clock
Now we need to teach your dog how
to get into the poles, whilst still being
mindful of the bend after the second
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Once you get to 6 o’clock your
dog will need to start moving
around the first pole to enter.
Working the dog on both sides,
gradually move your starting
position toward 6 o'clock.
Continue around the clock until
you get to just past 9 o’clock.
pole since it’s that bend that will drive
the collection that the dog needs on the
way into the poles.
1. If you imagine a clock drawn around
the weave poles, your starting position will be roughly between 4 and 5
o’clock, 4 paces away from the poles,
as shown in Figure 7. Place the reward at 12 o’clock. Release your dog
to go to the weave poles and run out
to his reward while you remain stationary. You want to make sure that
the entry you are teaching is independent of your body position, so be
sure to work your dog on your left
side and your right side.
2. Gradually work your way toward 6
o’clock as shown in Figure 8, continuing to alternate between starting
the dog on your left side and your
right. Again, remember to keep your
sessions short and fun. Mark the position that you finished with, either
with golf tees or some spray chalk, so
that your next training session can
begin in an organized fashion.
3. Once you get to 6 o’clock, as in Figure 9, your dog will need to start
moving around the first pole to find
the correct entry. Go slowly here
and don’t be worried about giving
the dog feedback with a neutral “try
again” or a well-timed “yes,” since it
really helps drive the point home.
Continue to work the dog on both
sides of your body.
4. Continue clockwise around the
clock, starting the dog on both your
left and right as shown in Figure 10,
until you get to just past 9 o’clock,
the position shown in Figure 11.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run - July 2013
Clean Run - July 2013
Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
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
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 - 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
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
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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 - 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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