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Exercise with Options

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  • Melanie Horn says:

    Hi Jennifer! Here’s our try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOvPgBY17-Q Thank you!

  • Krys Townsend says:


    Hi Jennifer, mod 7. I didnt do the tunnel threddle during the rear x exercise. I’m not sure sure I’ve grasped that. I was a little confused last time and thinking, yer, still am.
    The second vid is our first take on mod 7. It was a bit of a disaster. Brynn knocked bars and took the wrong tunnel entry. I’ve included it, if you have a minute to suggest where my handling was so unclear for her. If you can’t the top one would be great. Thanks Krys


    • Jennifer Crank says:

      Some great handling! I think the tunnel issue is more of a training issue than any handling you did to cause the problem. I made some suggestion in the video.

      Feedback: https://youtu.be/R2wNstxlPGE

      • Krys Townsend says:

        Thanks Jennifer, I did the problem video on Friday afternoon and attempt 2 on Sunday morning. I’ll practice some of those recalls with obstacles around. That sounds like a great idea. I thought I’d handled a lot worse than I did, that’s encouraging. Thanks again for looking at my videos through the course, it’s been fun 😊

  • Michelle says:

    Here’s Jake’s attempt including the challenge. I didn’t realize he dropped the bar on the FC. On the RC attempt he started turning towards the jump probably because I was so far behind? He did it again on the blind so I ran the ending again making sure I was further ahead. https://youtu.be/zq9J978U29o

  • Carol/Pogo says:


    Hi Jennifer, I hope I am not overwhelming you! I included my whole training session but I took out all the dead time so it is 3 minutes long. The reason I included the whole session was that I wanted you to see the mistakes that we make. I guess I am asking two types of questions. One is mechanical (“how do I cue him better”) and the second is meta-training (“how do I deal with mistakes effectively? what is the best way to help my dog learn?”). Pogo is a really fun training partner, and he tries hard. I want to be a better trainer, and for him to have a sense of being the best dog in the world. He barks when I’m late and jumps on me when we have screw ups. I’d like to get to a place where we understand each other better.

    • Carol/Pogo says:

      after a good night’s sleep, I realize that part of the trouble I’m having is that I am asking Pogo to be a good “distance” dog, since I’m slower. So I think that is part of the tunnel trouble: he thinks, “if I see it, I should run toward it”. So that is fixable by moving the tunnel progressively closer and showing him the difference, I think? But I’m still not sure what to do when he reads the pressure of a rear as a push, or slices when I mean wrap…The nice thing about this class is in the process of sending you our work, we really have to look and see the issues too!

      • Jennifer Crank says:

        Hi Carol! I hope you had a great thanksgiving. In your feedback I talked a bit in depth about the tunnel issue. Please let me know if you have any questions.

        Feedback: https://youtu.be/pWgrHhOfRF8

        • Carol/Pogo says:

          Very Helpful! It is useful to think about handling versus training errors. I’ve always hated Rear Crosses and I guess that shows – haha! I will listen again, with a pencil, and make a list of skills to train. I see your point, that when I’m late and Pogo has to make up his mind without me, then this is training him to “MAKE UP HIS MIND WITHOUT ME” Yikes. But this will motivate me to be more timely! I’m sad the class is ending…if there another session?

          • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

            There will be a similar course in January for the National Agility Championship (the NAC Prep Course). And then in the spring we will open registration for our VIP program which includes similar exercises with feedback every month all year long!

          • Carol/Pogo says:

            Sarah, will I see different exercises for the NAC prep course or will some of it be repeats? And would I need more space or more equipment? Is it also 6 weeks? Thanks! Carol

          • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

            It is also 6 weeks and will be completely different exercises. The space and equipment requirements are the same. The exercises will either be based on trends from the judges or on challenges seen in the 2019 NAC, but they will be completely new.

  • Ana Ford says:

    Sarah and the girls. We are looking forward to the Junior Agility Competition! Three weeks, yikes!

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