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Special Work on Entries
I practice the weave around the clock drill when my
dog needs entry work, but only use four poles so that
he's not doing too many weave poles in a session.
Practice the other side of the clock as well.

My Advanced Proofing Checklist

* Weaving while loose dogs are
running around.

* Running in the opposite direction

that the dog is weaving while he is
weaving.

* Weaving with toys placed next to
the poles.

* Weaving while a toy is thrown past

the last pole before the dog finishes.

* Weaving while a toy is thrown di-

agonally across the poles. When the
dog finishes the poles, vary directing
them to turn away to get the toy you
threw and calling them away from
the toy to get a higher value reward
from you.

Yes, this is very advanced work, and
yes, it takes time and patience, but it
is fun work, as long as you are not in

Advanced Entry Proofing
This proofing includes sometimes pointing the dog at
the wrong pole, intentionally setting a line that does
not support the correct entry. The dog must turn
away and find the entry. Work this on both sides.

a rush or expect too much from your
dog. It is okay if you never get your
dog's comprehension to this level, just
don't get all bent out of shape if they
miss some entries.
Special Work on Entries
If my dog's weak link is entries, I do the
around the clock drill more often, but
I use only four poles (see Figure 1)
so that I can do more reps. One thing
I have changed over the years is that
when the dog struggles with the next
logical angle, I do not change the angle to the previous easier angle. I don't
think changing the angle helps teach
the angle in question; I think the dog
needs a chance to learn the new angle. I keep the original, difficult angle,
but I make it easier by shortening the
distance to the entry. If I have to, I will
start the dog only 3 inches away from
the entry or even with his nose in the

entry. I then backchain to the original
distance to get the speed, since it was
the speed combined with the angle
that was the trouble.
Advanced entry proofing includes
sometimes pointing the dog at the
wrong pole, intentionally setting a
line that does not support the correct entry as shown in Figure 2. The
dog must turn away to find the correct entry. I would never do this in
sequence or course work because my
job when handling is to set the correct
line for my dog! This is proofing, and
is reserved for working on just entries.
Be super sweet as you teach this; it is
hard stuff. When the dog goes wrong, I
sweetly bring him to me and try again.
I enjoy watching his brain work. I am
not afraid of him wanting and needing
to experiment with his options (formally referred to as making mistakes).

If my dog's weak link is entries, I do the around the clock drill more often, but I use only four poles
so that I can do more reps.

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