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firm. So training is no different now than when I worked for an employer.” Her first goal is to make the time to train. “I find 15 minutes, somewhere in the day, to train my dogs.” In Florida people usually want to train in the morning or the evening to avoid the brutal Florida heat, she explains. “That means that I train before teaching, at 8 am, or after my classes and lessons, at 9 pm. Sometimes it means training at midnight.” Training sessions are short, each one directed by a plan. Most focus on individual skills, and not every dog is trained every day. “I try to do two or three five-minute sessions every other day. The days in between are conditioning days. When I am on the road, I take the dog that I think most needs to work on a particular skill, and work on that skill five minutes before the seminar, five minutes at lunch, and five minutes at the end of the day.” The best way to make those five minutes count, says Karen, is to be enthusiastic, tuned in to your dog, and present for the dog. “If you go in with a ho-hum attitude, or are busy checking your cell phone, you’ll get ho-hum performance from your dog.” She is as upbeat the last time she does a sequence as the first. Skills So what are those skills? “I am a big list person,” Karen says. “I keep notes on what I have to work on, so I always have a plan when I go out to train.” The list starts with the basic skills a dog should have. Then she adds to that something that an individual dog might be having a problem with. “When I got Siren, I had a list of everything I expect a puppy to know. I just started training down the list. If I had difficulty with one skill, I’d skip it and come back to it later.” With the more mature dogs, the list might include something that didn’t go the way she thought it should at a competition. “I may notice at a trial that my lateral sends, for example, or a particular weave pole entrance, aren’t as solid as I would like. So that’s what I’ll work on that week.” Even for such short training sessions, she always hits the agility floor with a plan, I keep notes on what I have to work on, so I always have a plan when I go out to train. © PIX ‘N PAGES Jen Pinder’s Fabulous Fun! Now there’s an easy-to-follow, progressive program that will help you teach a terrific teeter performance to any dog, large or small. Jen Pinder’s teeter training program is designed to teach the dog that he is truly in control of the motion. Part of being in control means the dog must know what is expected and how to do it. While the program can be followed start to finish to teach new dogs the teeter, there is an entire disc designed to provide problem-solving support for trained dogs with teeter performance problems. A Program for Training the Teeter and Solutions for Common Teeter Performance Problems Designed for puppies and dogs at any skill level, the Foundation Fundamentals program will help your clients build the skills their dogs need before starting obstacle training, as well as help them develop their dog training skills. ® © JOANNE WEBER www.cleanrun.com ® www.cleanrun.com Clean Run | August 12 50 http://www.cleanrun.com http://www.cleanrun.com http://www.cleanrun.com

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Clean Run - August 2012
Contents
Editorializing: On Insanity
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
The Information Highway of Agility
Analyze This!
Footwork for Agility: Rear Crosses
Control Unleashed Solutions and Answers: The Bark Stops Here
Knowledge Equals Speed: Start-line Positioning & Lead-outs
Waiting for Your Turn in Agility Class
Agility Mind Gym: The Competition Mindset—Creating Power and Flow
Building Blocks: Weave Entries at Speed
From Hoof to Woof: What Riders Can Teach Handlers
Seesaw Training: The Bang Game and the Pre-Bang Game
But He’s Perfect at Home
Clean Run - August 2012 - Clean Run - August 2012
Clean Run - August 2012 - 2
Clean Run - August 2012 - Contents
Clean Run - August 2012 - 4
Clean Run - August 2012 - Editorializing: On Insanity
Clean Run - August 2012 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run - August 2012 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Clean Run - August 2012 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run - August 2012 - 9
Clean Run - August 2012 - The Information Highway of Agility
Clean Run - August 2012 - 11
Clean Run - August 2012 - Analyze This!
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Clean Run - August 2012 - Footwork for Agility: Rear Crosses
Clean Run - August 2012 - 22
Clean Run - August 2012 - Control Unleashed Solutions and Answers: The Bark Stops Here
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Clean Run - August 2012 - Knowledge Equals Speed: Start-line Positioning & Lead-outs
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Clean Run - August 2012 - Waiting for Your Turn in Agility Class
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Clean Run - August 2012 - Agility Mind Gym: The Competition Mindset—Creating Power and Flow
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Clean Run - August 2012 - Building Blocks: Weave Entries at Speed
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Clean Run - August 2012 - From Hoof to Woof: What Riders Can Teach Handlers
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Clean Run - August 2012 - Seesaw Training: The Bang Game and the Pre-Bang Game
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Clean Run - August 2012 - But He’s Perfect at Home
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