Excellent Std – WA 2-25-2011

This course was created for my home state agility peeps in Washington. When designing the course, I was feeling the pressure…something challenging, yet fun to run. (Reminder, click on the course to enlarge it for better viewing) Lately I’ve dabbled a bit on some creative course design (the Push-Back for example) and thought I’d incorporate […]

Excellent Standard, 12-31-10 Chicagoland Area

Copyright Lisa M. Selthofer 2011.  Double click on picture to enlarge. Video of actual runs are included. Being back in my old stomping grounds of Chicago for the New Years’ weekend was a blast! We flew in early so that Dan and I could spend an afternoon/evening downtown where we had drinks at Harry Caray’s […]

Agility Course – Class Feb 11, 2009. Where’s the Best Path?

When first looking at this course, the optimal path isn’t immediately clear.  As a matter of a fact, it’s not clear at all! Most handlers put in a pinwheel in the beginning, attempted a push to the jump after the tunnel, maybe a rear cross to the jump prior to the tunnel and on it […]

Dog and Handler Info, Aug 2015

Read the FREE August 2015 newsletter, Dog & Handler, Focus For Both Ends of the Leash. This month we have 1 Agility Course with 11 International Style sequences. For the handler, information on sleep – how to stay sharp and increase YOUR agility performance! Enjoy!     Want to automatically receive courses in your in-box? Sign-up below […]

Dog Agility Handling – The Back Side Jump Challenge

Dog agility handling has come a long way since I first became involved in almost 16 years ago. One of my favorite blogs, AgilityNerd, recently wrote a nice article on the “Back side jump” maneuver. My prediction is that the back side jump challenge will be 2011′s hot new dog agility handling how to. Why? […]

AKC FAST Class…Handler, How Could YOU????

As an AKC Agility Judge, I put a lot of thought, time and care into the overall design of my agility courses.   I diligently work to create universally dog-friendly challenges and especially to maintain safe angles and approaches to the various obstacles on my courses.   If I didn’t, I can guarantee that I […]

Poorly Executed Front Crosses are…well – garbage!

Excellent JWW Course – Denver, CO It seems like Front Crosses are the hippest thing in Agility right now and they’re popular for lots of good reasons. If you’re ahead of your dog, the theory is they should be running fast to catch up to you (increase in speed means beating the competition or just […]

Creating Straight Lines in a Curve

  This sequence is from yesterday’s Blog & the Exc. Std. course from Pasco, WA on 3-15-09. Review of Yesterday Yesterday I gave an overview of the path (in green) that most handlers used and the resulting dog path (also in green).  I also shared a suggested path for handlers (in red) and the resulting […]

Dog Agility Handling – The Back Side Jump Challenge

  Dog agility handling has come a long way since I first became involved in almost 16 years ago. One of my favorite blogs, AgilityNerd, recently wrote a nice article on the “Back side jump” maneuver. My prediction is that the back side jump challenge will be 2011′s hot new dog agility handling how to. […]

Agility Handling – More Push Backs

  This is a continuation from my prior blog on the dog agility handling how to featuring the push back challenge. One of the best parts of having an agility blog is sharing ideas and resources from other readers. In this case, John Senger a way cool agility judge from Texas, shared an agility course […]

Push-Back Course from Europe

  Here is another example of a course that includes Push-Backs. This one is from Europe and it has some great overall challenges as well! Push-Backs are more common overseas and this course starts out with a Push-Back at #3 and #6. Beyond the Push-Backs, there are some amazing sequences that are worthy of your […]

Courses – Columbia, SC Sunday

Today I judged JWW and have attached the course. The majority of the course was designed by Barry Hall with a few minor changes by me as well as some additional spacing. Surprisingly, a few dogs missed the #2 tunnel entry and went behind the tunnel. When this happened, handlers took off immediately after the […]