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"Fan Work": Guide 2
Get Started in Dog Agility at Home. Guide 2: fan work foundations: direct with a driving arm around four jump wings arranged in a circle (up to 5m) Dog Agility at Home, Introducing Agility Equipment: Fan work Requirement: your dog can complete a full circle (set out with poles in the ground) in both directions following a food or toy lure. Find a guide to training this first part here: https://angliandogworks.com/blogs/how-to-practice-dog-agility-at-home/fan-work-one What: The handler stands in the centre of a circle of poles upright in the ground, the hand closest to the dog will be held out and empty and used...
Front Cross: Guide 1
Get Started in Dog Agility at Home. Front Cross. Guide 1 What: A front cross is a handling move where you get ahead of your dog and turn plus and change your driving arm so that the dog change which side they are to you.This gives us the ability to move in a clockwise and anticlockwise direction on an agility course.In this exercise, we release the dog with one driving hand and then turn to direct onto a reward with another. Why: We can practice the handling moving using toys instead of jumps. This practice teaches the dog to follow the drive...
"Go round": Guide 1
Get Started in Dog Agility at Home. Guide 1: "Go round". Going around a single jump wing or pole following a lure What: A ‘go round’ is where the dog goes around to the back of a jump and takes off the opposite side than they were previously travelling. In this exercise, we will use food, or a toy balled up in your hand to lure the dogs around a single jump wing or post to teach them to turn right around obstacles. Why: The lure helps the dog practice the move until it becomes well practised so that we...
"Fan Work": Guide 1
Low impact agility for puppies and older dogs
We highlight research suggesting there is no evidence that normal exercise causes damage to growth plates of puppies and it can be concluded that regular exercise is beneficial to normal joints. Dogs engage in controlled activity during our dog agility classes near Cambridge. Exercises are designed to gradually increase their physical and mental demand. Puppy agility foundation training does not involve high impact jumps or weaves.