48 Posts Tagged With "handling"
Dana Pike/Steve Skills Sequences
25 Nov 2022
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 2022
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 2022
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 2022
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 2022
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 2022
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.
"Jumperified" Dana Pike Advanced/Masters Sequences
15 May 2022
I've removed the contact obstacles from the Dana Pike Advanced/Masters class courses, that I posted recently, for folks who have a slightly narrower space or who don't have contacts. These sequences will test your skills!
Challenging Dana Pike Advanced/Masters Sequences
06 May 2022
Two challenging Dana Pike Advanced/Masters class courses that will test all your skills!
Practice Sequences Based on Stefanie Semkat's 2022 Polish Open Large Agility
06 Feb 2022
Stefanie Semkat's 2022 Polish Open Large Agility course had some challenging handling sequences! I created a smaller layout, with the same spacing/alignment of her three middle jumps, and came up with three sequences so we could practice her challenges at home.
Fun/Challenging Medium Sized Practice Courses
01 Jan 2022
Three fun and challenging sequences for working on weave entries/exits and lots of handling challenges! I had a great time practicing on this layout!
Flyer's and My Emotional Journey to the 2021 USDAA Cynosport Veterans All Around
29 Oct 2021
After two years of rehabilitation Flyer got the OK to run in the USDAA Cynosport Veterans Team Event and, even with a few bumps in the road, it was a dream come true. I've included all the course maps and videos of our runs at the big event.
Weave entries/exits from Courtney Keys' UKI Midwest Cup Masters Series Jumpers
01 Oct 2021
Handlers were really challenged by Courtney Keys' UKI Midwest Cup Masters Series Jumpers course. Specifically, the weave entry/exit was tough for a lot of teams. I created four smaller variations of her course to work on in your training.
Handling the 2021 AKC NAC Finals Closing Sequence
28 May 2021
I set up the closing sequence of the 2021 AKC NAC Finals course and handled it all the ways I could imagine and video taped them. See what worked best for Snap! and me and some handling options you can practice at home.
Multiple Dog Paths to Challenge You Handling
29 Nov 2015
I've just updated AgilityCourses with a brand new feature I've wanted since I first dreamt up the web site: automatically drawing the…
Handling a Two Jump 360 - Video
28 Aug 2015
Updated 2015-Aug-28 with more handling options/video . I don't recall seeing this course element on a physical course myself; but a handler…
Handling the Quad Back Side - Patrick Bucher Course/Video
31 May 2015
Swiss judge Patrick Bucher posted an interesting course that caught a lot of people's attention because it contained four consecutive…
Handling the "Holmberg Double"
12 Mar 2015
Norwegian judge Peter Holmberg put an interesting challenge in his two small dog courses at a recent trial that started a buzz in the…
"Inverse" Ketschker or Ketschker to "Back Side"
13 Feb 2015
This is a handling "move" that I haven't seen used often but I find it interesting and, like the Ketschker to which it is related, dogs…
The Connection Between Threadles and Back Sides
09 Sep 2014
Near the end of a recent International Handling In Action seminar I threw together a quick exercise to work on Threadles and…
Shoulder Pull to Blind Cross - Video
25 Dec 2013
Here's another "specialty" dog agility handling combination that I found interesting and wanted to share with you. As usual Dana Pike had…
Remembering Courses and Conquering Missed Walk Throughs
04 Dec 2013
Just a few weeks ago I arrived at a local USDAA trial thinking we wouldn't be running for at least an hour and as I walked in to the…
Handling 360 Jump Wraps aka "Over and Over" - Video
29 Sep 2013
As some US agility venues start to include more challenging handling puzzles, what I'm calling a 360 Jump Wrap has become a fixture on some…
Don't Get Mad, Quit!
25 Mar 2013
I met a handler at a Seminar a couple years ago whose dog would sniff on course when they disconnected. We were working on a sequence when…
Lori Michaels: Running with Blinds or blindly running?
28 Jun 2012
Earlier this year I was blogging a lot about Blind Crosses and Jump Wrap Blind Crosses (aka Ketschker or Ass Pass). I've been using them…
Handling With Intensity
06 Jun 2012
For today's Dog Agility Blog Action Day on the subject of "Attitude" I've written about the attitude I strive for when handling on course…
If I Knew Then... Proactive Handling
07 Mar 2012
For today's Dog Agility Blog Event Day : "If I knew then what I know now" I want to share the most important agility handling concept I…
Jump Wrap Handling Tips
31 Jan 2012
Here are some tips about jump wraps for my Mini Seminar: It's a Wrap! - Fast & Tight Jump Wraps . There are five main methods for…
Jump Wrap Handling - With Video
11 Apr 2011
The Jump Wrap is a very common handling maneuver where the goal is to have the dog collect as they approach the jump so that they can turn…
My Agility Handling and Training Philosophy
27 Feb 2011
While preparing for my agility handling seminars I've been trying to "codify" my thoughts on handling and training. When I give a seminar I…
Wrapping the Last Weave Pole - With Video
30 Aug 2010
When the dog exits the weaves and the next obstacle is on the same side of the weaves as the entrance the dog needs to wrap around the final…
Do You "Handle in Drive"?
03 Jun 2010
People always talk about dogs "having drive" but I am starting to think it can be more important for the handler to have drive. I started…
A Strategy Note for Relay/Pairs in DAM Team Events
07 Apr 2010
As I mentioned previously thus far I've only competed in one USDAA DAM Team competition. I learned something that is probably obvious to…
Can You Handle a Running Dog Walk?
07 Mar 2010
I got a kind email from Gary at www.running-contacts.com alerting me to his article Are You Fast Enough to Handle a Running Dogwalk? and…
Mental Aspects of Front and Rear Crosses
26 Jul 2009
After discussions on the challenges of timing crosses with some students I wanted to pass along some thoughts about Front and Rear…
Putting a Cross In Only to Take it Back Out
01 May 2009
If you walk a course and end up putting a cross in at an obstacle only to take it back out again before the next obstacle you should take a…
Pushing on the Last Pole
08 Mar 2009
When there are an even number of weave poles the dog always exits the weaves on the side of the weaves opposite of the side on which they…
Serpentine Handling Techniques
15 Feb 2008
The Serpentine is a common obstacle sequence and there are many ways to handle it. I'll present the most common approaches and I've…
Handling Tunnel to Dog Walk Wraps
16 Nov 2007
In the last year or so I've seen a slightly different method for handling tunnel to dog walk wraps that might of interest for some dog and…
Mary Ellen Barry on Threadle Handling
08 Sep 2007
What I like about this article is that Mary Ellen doesn't just say "I handle the threadle this way"; she explains why her handling system…
Single Sided Threadle Handling
30 Jan 2007
I learned this technique from Rachel Sanders at Dana Pike's "2006 Fall Maintenance Camp" . It was remarkable that the vast majority of…
Traditional Threadle Handling
12 Jan 2007
There are three "traditional" methods for handling Threadles . Two of which have the handler perform crosses and the third uses only…
"Run the Dog You Brought" and "Run the Dog Not the Course"
04 Dec 2006
I am very much still training Meeker for the agility game. I've noticed times when I use handling with him that he doesn't fully…
13 Aug 2006
The Rear Cross is a handling manuever that, like all crosses, is used to allow the handler to change from one side of the dog to the other…
Turning Dogs Out of Straight Tunnels
02 Nov 2005
A few weeks ago Dana Pike setup a course with a 15 foot straight tunnel followed by a 180 degree turn into the weaves. As handlers, we…
Clean Run Handling Issue
23 May 2005
As I've mentioned before , Here are some highlights: There are even more articles I haven't outlined. You've got to borrow or buy this…
Handling 270 Degree Jump Sequences
13 Mar 2005
The 270 Degree Jump Sequence is a commonly seen dog agility course element. Fortunately, handling the "270" is very similar to handling a…
V-Set Handling Alternatives
05 Dec 2004
As I was writing up my V-Set Definition I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss some alternatives to using the V-Set. The primary…
Using the Handler Line - Front/Rear/Blind Cross Line
03 Nov 2004
After reading my Handler Line- Front/Rear/Blind Cross Line definition a reader sent in a jump sequence asking "How would I apply the…