Remembering Dana Pike's Spring Maintenance Camps

01 May 2024Steve Schwarz

This morning brought be back to the days of Dana Pike's Spring Maintenance Camps. I always loved those multi day learning immersions!

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Threadle Distance Challenge - Take 2

29 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

I tried the threadle distance challenge again with Spark to see how far away I could get.

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We Tackle Dave Munning's Threadle Distance Challenge

28 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

Here's a great backyard training challenge courtesy of Dave Munnings and Q-Me Agility Training! He called it the threadle distance challenge.

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Another Reason to Video Your Training Sessions

23 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

I'm glad I videoed my training session with Snap! last week. It helped me get him the treatment he needed.

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Dog Walk Supports - Stabilizing My Dog Walk

15 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

I wanted to reduce the flex of the planks in my older dog walk. I found some adjustable supports that work great.

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Outdoor Jump Building Tips

14 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

Learn from my mistakes with two tips for building outdoor jumps.

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Recovering from a Disappointing Agility Practice

13 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

Sometimes training can be frustrating or disappointing. Here's how I've learned to deal with it.

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Course Design Teeter/Seesaw Safety

12 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

Judges and trainers who design courses need to think carefully about placing a teeter where a handler's path could bring them moving toward the up end. During a run a handler misjudging their location can run into the up end and be seriously injured. It has happened numerous times.

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Fix and Go - Premier JWW and Std

07 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

Had a lot of trouble getting Snap! through some sequences in Premier JWW and Std. Here are three examples of Fix and Go to turn them into successful training runs.

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Make the Second Obstacle Free - UKI Invitational Finals - Video

05 Apr 2024Steve Schwarz

In the UKI Invitational finals I failed to take my own advice and it almost cost me the run. Here's a video of the run and my thoughts on the importance of setting up your dog on the start line to help you both.

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