Running A-Frame (just starting or wanting to improve)

Trainer: Toni Dawkins
Duration: 8 weeks between 05-05-2020 and 30-06-2020
Launch: Currently Running

Course Details


I have been teaching running a-frames for the last eleven years, both to my own dogs and others. Its really very easy and much simpler to handle than a stop contact method.

In this course we will start from the very beginning, looking at how to reward the correct behaviour so that your dog easily understands.

From lowered a-frame to full height

Verbal cues


How to handle in sequences

Winter is the perfect time to re-, train and start next season with a new, faster behaviour

If you are starting a young dog they must be over 12 months

You are welcome to join if you already have a running and wish to improve or, have encountered problems


Course Classes

Week one( lesson one) - (Closed)

Training our reward

Manners Minder/treat and train

Hand touch for targeting

Week one (Lesson two) - (Closed)

First session on lowered a-frame


Week two (lesson one) - (Closed)

Back chaining at low height

Week three (lesson one) - (Closed)

adding speed

Week three (lesson two) - (Closed)

Raising the a frame

Week four (lesson one) - (Closed)

Adding movement

proofing against our movement

Week four (lesson two) - (Closed)

working on exits 

Week 5 (lesson one) - (Closed)

Varying approaches Adding movement

Week five (lesson two) - (Closed)


Week six (lesson one) - (Closed)

Fading the mm

Week six (lesson two) - (Closed)

Fading the mm 2

Week seven (lesson one) - (Closed)

Varying exits Now we are practising different exits keeping the approach the same

Week seven (lesson two) - (Closed)

Starting turns

Week Eight Lesson 1 - (Closed)

Varying exits

Week eight Lesson 2 - (Closed)

Tunnel/a frame discrimination