Can You Handle It? Seminar Chalk Talk Video

27 Aug 2013Steve Schwarz

I recently gave a 1/2 day “Can You Handle It?” Seminar and enjoyed the challenges in the course so much I thought I’d share it and my analysis with you. I’ve created a chalk talk of the course so you can hear some of the handling approaches on which I had the participants work.

When I give a seminar I’m never interested in helping handlers just “get around” the course; I’m interested in helping handlers clearly communicate changes in direction and effort to their dogs so their runs are fast and clean.

I have two primary goals for this level and type of seminar:

  • Work on common sequences and methods for handling them.
  • Identifying and combining the most effective cues for each team and identifying areas for further practice.

Here’s the course layout which contains: a 270 Mr Peabody in UKC Bloodlines MagazineHandling 270 Degree Jump SequencesBack Side Entry to 270/Training Opportunity - Video270 Degree Jump Sequence, Serpentines Serpentine Handling TechniquesSerpentine Sequence, Jump Wraps Jump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With VideoJump Wrap/Wrap, a Pin Wheel, and some long lines with off courses. These are challenges an intermediate team will really want to master for competition.

Here’s my video chalk talk where I cover some of the handling possibilities and challenges faced by the students:

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