Strangers ask me all the time “What do you do for a living?” and while I usually give a vague answer like “I get paid to play with dogs”, anyone who trains dogs and has a deep desire to see them succeed knows that the real answer is far more in depth and way more […]
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 […]
The monetary price of a great dog trainer can be steep. After all, you are often paying for their experience, knowledge, hands-on training, continuing education (so they can share the most current information with you) and so much more. Here’s the real question. After you sign-up and write that check, are you getting the most […]
Even trainers like to be students at times, so when a friend invited me to join her for a drop in puppy class, I jumped at the chance. With our 13 week old puppies in tow, we set out for an hour of fun. I’ll admit, I did not have an opportunity to do any […]
A client recently requested a sequence that was geared toward working their amazing dog who LOVES a-frames. You know, loves them enough to run across the ring just to take the obstacle. That reminded me of that OTHER obstacle that seems to silently call dogs from afar…the tunnel. So I thought, why not combine them […]
(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 […]
This is the classical pinwheel with a twist at the end. Share with handlers of all levels and be sure to sign-up using the form below if you would like to receive future sequences in your email. Happy Handling! Lisa Selthofer First Name * Email * What’s Your Current Dog Agility Experience Level? * Beginner […]
Four sequences and five jumps. Share with your friends now so they can enjoy this training too! Happy Handling! Lisa Selthofer First Name * Email * What’s Your Current Dog Agility Experience Level? * Beginner Experienced
In my article 6 Vital Tips This Dog Agility Trainer Needs You to Embrace, the fourth item I share is: “You Must Define Your Own Agility Goals Forego the external and uncontrollable goals such as a title or qualifying run. Instead, put your money on your team and invest in committing to and training action-based goals. Action based goals […]
Here are four sequences to practice handling and a-frame performance. Share the fun on your favorite social media account and if you’d like to receive sequences in your inbox, just fill out the form below. Happy Handling! Lisa Selthofer First Name * Email * What’s Your Current Dog Agility Experience Level? * Beginner Experienced
This dog agility sequence has both a backside and threadle option and is also great for practicing those weave pole entries. Share this sequence with a friend and if you’d like receive future sequences and training articles, fill out the form below. Happy Handling! Lisa First Name * Email * What’s Your Current Dog Agility […]
In my article 6 Vital Tips This Dog Agility Trainer Needs You to Embrace, the third item I share is: “Superstars Aren’t Born. They are Made. Dog or human, we’re all born with unique and amazing abilities but without supportive funneling, it’s likely we may not meet our full potential and growth. This is where perception, […]
In my article 6 Vital Tips This Dog Agility Trainer Needs You to Embrace, the second item I share is: “ALL Dogs Have the Potential to be their BEST at Agility Yes, that means your healthy dog! All that matters is that you want your dog to experience joy and satisfaction in agility, all while performing […]
In my article 6 Vital Tips This Dog Agility Trainer Needs You to Embrace, the first item I share is: All handlers have the ability to create agility superstars in their dog. “Yes, this means you! Unfortunately, a large portion of handlers won’t believe they have the capabilities, so I’m going to assure you right now. […]
Dog agility is an amazing and addicting sport. Remember how fun it was to watch your dog do his/her first obstacle? I was hooked and wanted to share with others the amazing experience, so I began teaching over 20 years ago. Year after year students would come and I could see the potential in all of them! […]
Dog agility requires a unique blend of skill sets. Dog training, equipment execution, handling communication, course analysis and physical requirements just to name a few. I’ve had the pleasure of coaching & judging many successful agility teams over the years. Most of them come to me missing one key item. Clarity. What is clarity in dog […]
7 days focusing on just the weave entry and look at what we were able to accomplish! Click the video to see. Great agility runs aren’t produced with sweeping overhauls, but they are created one small moment at a time. My small but powerful moment came after an intensive seminar where my dog kept missing […]
What is the first word that pops into your head when I say “Weave Poles?” I recently asked this question on Facebook and the reactions were clearly in one of two camps. Agility handlers either love or dread the weave pole obstacle. Now add a challenging weave entry to the mix and their current feelings intensified. The result […]
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