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.


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?


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.


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.


AKC-like JWW/Premier Novice through Masters Practice Courses

12 Nov 2022Steve Schwarz

Three of each AKC-like Jumpers/Premier sequences for novice/advanced and excellent/masters teams from a recent seminar of mine.


Fun AKC-like JWW Novice/Advanced Practice Courses

07 Nov 2022Steve Schwarz

Five fun and challenging AKC-like Jumpers sequences for novice/intermediate teams from a recent seminar.


Four Jumps, Two Tunnels, Eight Sequences to Train All the Things - Video

18 Sep 2022Steve Schwarz

Here are eight sequences for a long narrow space using four jumps and two tunnels that let you work on a lot of different handling skills!


Three Backyard Back Side and Threadle Practice Sequences

02 Sep 2022Steve Schwarz

Snap! and I need to work on him taking the jump on a back side slice while I'm moving fast away from the jump he is taking. Also threadle wraps when I'm past the plan of the jump. So I created these three sequences and thought I'd share them.


Birgitta Hermansson Tunnels/Jumps Practice Sequences - Video

26 Aug 2022Steve Schwarz

I always enjoy the practice courses Birgitta Hermansson posts on Facebook. After having so much fun running one of her sequences I came up with three more sequences for the same equipment setup. I also shot some video of me practicing with Snap! and 8 month old Spark for fun.


Ultimate Guide to Filling Dog Agility Tunnel Bags

09 Jun 2022Steve Schwarz

After 10 years, I've updated my step by step instructions for filling up dog agility tunnel bags.