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Taking part in weeks 1 & 2’s lesson plans, you will have run in one direction, this week you run short courses and taught some more advanced handling moves called ‘crosses’ to change your dog’s direction, from clockwise to anticlockwise for example.   Front Cross A front cross is a handling move where you get ahead of your dog and turn, plus change your driving arm* so that the dog changes which side they are to you. *Here’s a link to week 2’s guide in case you need a refresher on this <<Week 2>> This gives us the ability to move...

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In week 2 we build on the introduction of jumps and tunnels from the first session and add in the challenge of turns. Dogs are taught how to go left or right on cue because with dogs as fast as our attendees, steering is certainly needed! In agility, obstacles can be 5-10m apart, so it’s so powerful when you can get in a central position having taught your dog to navigate a circle remotely like a satellite!! So, we add in distance between you and your dog gradually to build independence. PLUS, where in week 1, your dog could see...

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In week 1 we kick off by introducing some of the key equipment and commands by running some straight runs over jumps and tunnels. Plus, obedience using Place Boards for your sit-stays to get a valuable head start at the start line!   The owners of the fun-loving and energetic dogs that join us know that their dogs love to be active and jump. BUT because success in agility is all about running a ‘clear round’ AND courses can be made up of 14 to 20 obstacles, this first lesson plan is designed to give you guys some foundational brakes...

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Here’s a quick overview of the options there are to join us at Anglian Dog Works, Cambridge. Click the links below for more details Want a taster?We host 90-minute Agility workshops throughout the year, that give you an overview of some exercises covered in the agility courses. For more details, browse dates and book: Dog Agility Taster WorkshopsWant to get started?The next courses are live on the booking system. For more details, browse the dates and book: Dog Agility Beginners CourseWant a flexible, fast-tracked, or focused option? Private sessions will be a really great option for you! And if you've met us for...

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Q: How high should my dog jump in agility? A: It's dependent on their size, age and ability. Click to watch the video or read more 0cm Firstly a pole on the ground can be used to train agility skills with minimal impact on the dogs which is useful as a warm-up or on a hot day as well as seniors and puppies. It's important to note that when we say puppies that includes all dogs whose growth plates may not have yet fully closed, which depending on the individual and breed, can be as old as 12-18 months. So while we...

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