Masters/Premier Workshop Sequences

26 Oct 2023Steve Schwarz

Here are two masters/premier sequences that I've used at a recent evening workshop. They had some good challenges!

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Novice Optional Weave Workshop Sequences

25 Oct 2023Steve Schwarz

Here are two novice sequences that can be used with and without weaves that I've used at a recent evening workshop.

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Taking Advantage of Not For Competition (NFC) and For Exhibition Only (FEO) - Video

05 Sep 2023Steve Schwarz

I've put together some notes about the Not For Competition (NFC) and For Exhibition Only (FEO) options at agility trials and how I've used them.

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AKC Premier-ish Seminar Sequences

20 Aug 2023Steve Schwarz

I thought I'd share four challenging AKC Premier-ish sequences I've used at seminars in smaller spaces. They've got "all the things".

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(Re)Training Weaves with Guides and 2x2s

18 Jun 2023Steve Schwarz

In this blog post, I'll explain how to train a dog to weave using 2x2s combined with weave guides, whether they have previous experience or are new to weaving.

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Stacie Cwik Inspired Small Space Sequences

07 Jun 2023Steve Schwarz

I loved running Spark and Snap! on Stacie Cwik's class course last week and the opening/closing made for a perfect small space practice setup. So I mashed the opening and closing together into one sequence and came up with three additional (and challenging!) training sequences.

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Dog Agility Podcasts in 2023

19 Jan 2023Steve Schwarz

I like to listen to podcasts while I'm driving and working around the house. I asked folks on the AgilityNerd Facebook page for their favorite dog agility podcasts and put them in this post for easy access.

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Are You Training Enough Threadle Handler Locations?

16 Jan 2023Steve Schwarz

I want my threadle physical and verbal cues to be proofed enough that I don't have to be perfectly positioned for my dogs to take the obstacle as a slice or a wrap. How accurate does your dog need you to be?

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Two Proposals for Determining Invitees to the AKC Agility Invitational

06 Jan 2023Steve Schwarz

I present two proposals for selecting teams that can perform well at the AKC Agility Invitational without requiring popular breeds to trial nearly every weekend.

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Dana Pike/Steve Skills Sequences

25 Nov 2022Steve Schwarz

I loved running Spark on Dana Pike's skills sequence at this week's class and she kindly let me share it. I've added two more sequences to give you three jump-only skills sequences for a long narrow space that let you work on jump wraps, 270s, back side slice/wrap, and a threadle.

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