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Discrimination Training Tip

I just finished presenting 4 days of agility seminars. It was a great time!! One of the topics we discussed was discriminations so I thought I would share a helpful discrimination training tip. When you are training discriminations, make sure that you reward each one equally. We may think...

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White Boarding

A couple months ago, I put out a Facebook post asking folks what their training struggles were and MANY folks put “time” as their answer. At that time, I had promised a blog post about “white boarding”. Well, I got side tracked and didn’t get back to it, so here we go. Time gets away from all of...

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Cryotherapy - "Ice it"

What is Cryotherapy?Cryotherapy means: The use of cold as a therapeutic agent. When cold is applied it lowers the temperature of the skin and underlying tissues by removing heat from the body.The benefits of Cryotherapy Decrease blood flow Decrease cellular metabolism and histamine reducing...

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What "cue" do you use??

To obtain the pushup position above, the dog had to know front foot targeting, rear foot targeting, and nose touch hold. What cue do you use?? People are always asking me what my behavior cues are so I thought I would just make you a list. While making this list, I found that some behaviors...

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Down.Stay.OK!

Dogs lie down and stand up so many times a day, but that simple movement can be adapted to efficiently work many areas of the body. Picture a dog lying down from a sitting position. First, they move the rear part of their body down to the ground and then they use their forelimbs to walk the...

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Choose Exercises that Match Your Dog’s Level of Fitness

"In my classes students are encouraged to ALWAYS go back to basics if your dog does not have the strength to complete the exercise or does not understand the movement needed for the exercise shown." ~Bobbie Lyons The exercises you choose for your dog should always match the dog’s level of...

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Importance of Lateral Distance

By Lisa Schmit, PhD, CCFT, CPMP, member of Bobbie Lyons K9FitTeam In The Zone Agility (ITZ) - www.inthezoneagilty.co Lateral Distance will help get your dog to drive forward because they can see you better!Dogs have good peripheral vision, but they cannot see directly behind their heads....

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Jackpots

FOOD FOR THOUGHT....Lets say you got paid $10 for mowing the neighbors lawn and then the next THREE times you mowed the lawn, you only got paid $1. Would this inspire you to continue to mow the lawn? If this happened to me, I would simply find a better paying job with some consistency to the...

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Luring vs Hand Targeting by Carolyn Close

Picture this: I am walking from my car into a store. As I walk I am browsing through my email or searching a website for a coupon. I may walk a crooked line, stumble, narrowly avoid getting hit by a car, or a number of other scenarios. This is because I am not paying attention to what I am...

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Conformation Dogs Need Fitness

Showing a dog in conformation refers to being judged on the visible details of a dog's structure, appearance and movement as defined by the breed standard for each breed. When a judge is evaluating a dog, the dog’s muscular development and overall appearance will be looked at and...

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