How to Make Small Space Training Even Smaller

The majority of my agility clients train in small spaces and still manage to achieve BIG things at agility competitions! What about when a small space feels more like a micro-space? What then? In my weekly online resource, Sequencing to Courses, I created 4 cheat sheets that guide handlers on how to work within the space […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Agility Courses

What to Include In Your Practice Setups

(Pssst…don’t forget to get your FREE Checklists What You Should BRING to a Dog Agility Trial & What You Should Do AFTER. Links are at the end of this article) When I first started designing agility courses (circa 1997), my desire was to excel in the skill of agility course design and I continued to work hard […]

ONE Thing That Is Negatively Impacting Your Agility Skills

This ONE Thing Is Negatively Impacting Your Agility Skills I had a HUGE personal epiphany regarding dog agility training last week. It was so obvious and yet nobody is talking about it, which tells me there are LOTS of people out there overlooking it too. So here’s the thing, we all know how important it […]

AKC National Agility Championship Courses – 2016

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More AKC Premier Class Challenge Ideas

Premier Class Training Sequences

I’m always looking for training sequences to challenge my handling skills and today the AKC Agility Team introduced this diagram in the latest AKC Agility Judge’s Newsletter. The context of the diagram is to share additional Premier Class challenges judges may incorporate into their course design and these sequences provide excellent training material for handlers of all levels. Enjoy […]

AKC Agility Suspends Use of Chute Obstacle

ANNOUNCEMENT! I just received this from the AKC Agility Department. GREAT news for the safety of our dogs! Dear Judges – The following statement has been sent out to all AKC licensed agility clubs: This past week, The American Kennel Club Agility department held their annual field representative meeting. During the meeting, the staff reviewed […]

Update to AKC Premier Class

Hey Everyone, Thought I’d share this update to the AKC Premier Class. From the AKC “There is a minor change to the Premier Design…the PDF is also an updated Challenges document that has this change…” I’ve included a copy of the PDF below and you can also download the FULL PDF by clicking on this link: Download […]

Premier Standard Agility Course Maps

AKC Agility Course Maps

Agility Course Maps Premier JWW

Agility course maps for the new AKC Agility Premier Class are now becoming available for handlers. Since the class is new, it will be interesting to see what challenges judges incorporate and how handlers rise to the meet them. Agility Course Maps – AKC Premier Standard & JWW The Premier Standard and JWW courses have several […]

Sat, Excellent FAST – Santa Clara, CA

Reminder: To increase the course size for viewing, simply double click on it. Also, thanks to Agility In Motion, there are two videos to view as well. Cliff Notes Version for Novice – Best Way to Handle the Course: This is an AKC FAST course which means each dog has X-amount of time (look at […]

Sun, Exc Standard, Colorado Springs, CO

Thanks to input from Members, we’re going to give a new course analysis format a try. The new format is to better assist all levels of agility competitors from Novice up through our most experienced competitors. Please let us know what you think! Reminder: To increase the course size for viewing, simply double click on […]

Sat Exc JWW, Casper, WY

Thanks to input from Members, we’re going to give a new course analysis format a try. The new format is to better assist all levels of agility competitors from Novice up through our most experienced competitors. Please let us know what you think! Reminder: To increase the course size for viewing, simply double click on […]