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.


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".


(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.


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.


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.