Clean Run - July 2013 - 46
Just because a dog CAN jump...
doesn’t mean that he knows HOW to jump.
from all the way around the bottom of
the clock (9 o’clock to 3 o’clock) start
to move pole 4 in toward a straight line
as shown in Figure 20.
By now your dog should have a good
understanding of what we’re trying to
teach and the process should go much
faster. Make a judgment call and if your
dog is 100% successful, cut out some of
the stages and move a little quicker. Keep
success rates to about 80%—that’s
one or two mistakes in 10 attempts.
Records are useful to show where your
dog has the most difficulties. Then when
you add poles you know where you’ll
need to spend more time.
Again, by the time you’ve finished the
fourth pole, your dog should be able to
find his entry and finish 4 poles, driving
smoothly out for his reward, no matter
where you are or what you’re doing.
If you’re having to babysit, stop! Think
about why and address the problem.
Add your fifth pole on the left of the line
of 4 poles as shown in Figure 21.
Again start your clock training with the
weave poles on your left to make success more likely. Go through as many of
the stages as your dog needs to build his
understanding of 5 poles.
Figure 22 shows the sixth pole being
added to the right of your line of 5 poles.
By now your dog should have a good understanding of the game and be able to
zip through the stages.
Add a 5th pole.
After this, most dogs happily generalize
the training to a set of 8 poles and then
12 poles with no problems. But if your
dog needs more help, add in single poles
as you go.
When You’re Done
Remember, train when you are happy
and have enthusiasm to impart. If you
spend 10 minutes a day, broken into two
sessions, at the end of six weeks, you will
have a happy and accurate dog that thoroughly enjoys his weave pole work. D
Add a 6th pole.
Jo Sermon has been involved in the sport of agility since 1986. She’s trained all sorts and sizes of dogs during her
career and has enjoyed success with all of them. A positive and upbeat coach, she has conducted seminars all
over the world, including Japan and Australia, Europe, and all across North America. She is currently training a
young Working Bearded Collie and is looking forward to competing with him. Contact her through her website
www.agility-training.co.uk or via her Facebook page www.facebook.com/agilitytraining.
Clean Run | July 13
Clean Run - July 2013
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
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
Clean Run - July 2013 - 21
Clean Run - July 2013 - 22
Clean Run - July 2013 - 23
Clean Run - July 2013 - Power Paws Drills: Serp City
Clean Run - July 2013 - 25
Clean Run - July 2013 - 26
Clean Run - July 2013 - 27
Clean Run - July 2013 - 28
Clean Run - July 2013 - 29
Clean Run - July 2013 - Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
Clean Run - July 2013 - 31
Clean Run - July 2013 - 32
Clean Run - July 2013 - 33
Clean Run - July 2013 - 34
Clean Run - July 2013 - Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
Clean Run - July 2013 - 36
Clean Run - July 2013 - 37
Clean Run - July 2013 - 38
Clean Run - July 2013 - 39
Clean Run - July 2013 - Channel Weaves Modified
Clean Run - July 2013 - 41
Clean Run - July 2013 - 42
Clean Run - July 2013 - 43
Clean Run - July 2013 - 44
Clean Run - July 2013 - 45
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
Clean Run - July 2013 - 50
Clean Run - July 2013 - 51
Clean Run - July 2013 - 52
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
Clean Run - July 2013 - 56
Clean Run - July 2013 - 57
Clean Run - July 2013 - 58
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
Clean Run - July 2013 - 63
Clean Run - July 2013 - 64
Clean Run - July 2013 - 65
Clean Run - July 2013 - 66
Clean Run - July 2013 - 67
Clean Run - July 2013 - 68