Trainer: Toni dawkind
Duration: 4 weeks between 23-03-2020 and 30-04-2020
Launch: Currently Running

Course Details

I see a lot of dogs with startline problems while teaching and most people use one of two reasons; 1. my dog has no self control 2. my dog is worried on the line My answer to both is to make your wait fun!! If you dog is crazy then it's your job to make the wait a crazy thing to do If your dog is worried then let's make it so much fun to stay that the worry goes away Of course there are other problems associated with the start, e.g. focus on the first jump or speed (lack of) on release These are also trainable and will be covered in the course Let me know what other issues you have and I will make sure I cover them Toni xx

Course Classes

Week 1 Crate

The crate is to teach self control From the beginning your dog needs to show this So, however long this takes you need to wait for him/her to work it out for themselves.

Week 1 focus

First jump focus stage one

Week 1 Set up

Set up position

Week 1 On off switch

A useful skill to help your dog switch on and calm down when needed

Week 2 Crate

Once you have no forward movement when you open the door Start adding temptations In the video I am using my 'ready ' cue Then a moving toy Only throw a toy ofbthe others are perfect If you dog moves just ask them to go back and go straight back to opening and closing the door. So back a stage

Week 2 Focus

For week 2 just play your staring game in other places Building up to agility classes while other dogs are running

Week 2 On Off

A calm way to start introducing off switch When I started this with Tiger I could not get my arms round her as she hated it Perseverance!!!

Week 3 Crate

This week we are releasing to toy or food but then sending back. This is to add value to the start place Make sure you cover the base of the crate otherwise toes can get caught

Week 3 Focus

If this week's crate work is good we can now add our focus to this. Throw the toy out ask for focus from the crate and release when they look. Only ask for a short time at first but make sure they do not release on your focus word. Run in and play and send back to the crate

Week 3 On Off

Time to up this a bit So put them together Ask for play and then calm For now just those two stages so don't go back to play after

Week 3 Set up

With this just keep adding from stepping over to leaning away to walking away. We can also add focus to this as well. When you start bring focus on move away first, then throw the toy and ask for focus. Just move one step away at the moment.

Week 4 Crate

Time to add more fun but keep sending back to the crate. So use something agility like but not a jump yet. I use an aqua roll, So get your position correct, Release to bin/cone, Ask for a wrap, Send back to crate, Make your release and your send back as exciting as poss. Video attached

Week 4 Focus/setup

Video attached

Week 5 Catch up

Catch up week

Week 6 Set up

Adding more stages

Week 6 focus

Adding a jump

Week 7 Set up and Focus

Now these two things go together

Week 8 Set up and focus

Angles to the first jump

Toy control

General control games