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Weekly Challenge

Each week a new “challenge” will be posted. It will be a proofing challenge and will have a brief explanation of “How to.” The challenge will involve a Rally, Obedience, or Agility skill.

Rally Sign #104

Description: Turn Right One Step – Call to Heel – HALT. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler commands the dog to wait or stay. The handler then turns to the right, takes one step in that direction, and halts. The dog is called to heel position and sits in heel position in … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge – Making DIY Jumps

This years DIY project was to build new jumps. I had seen Daisy Peel’s DIY post on making jumps.  The post comes in 3 parts and is full of great information. See her post here – http://www.daisypeel.com/blog/building-your-own-pvc-jumps/ A few friends and I got together to make a total of 12 jumps. We did make a … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge 11/21/2014 – Multi~Tasking

Set up – This week’s challenge is Multi-Tasking Heeling and dumbbell (DB). Start heeling with your dog. When you stop and your dog sits, give your dog the DB to hold. If your dog does not hold the DB, you can give him a toy or something that he will carry. Purpose – This drill … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge 11/14/2014 ~ Rally Flash!

Set up – This week’s challenge is Rally Flash Cards. A person in a chair holds the rally signs.  A cone is placed in front of the person in the chair.  As a handler dog team come between baby gates, the person in the chair holds a Rally sign up for the team to do. … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge 11/7/2014 – Rear Cross drill

Set up – This week’s challenge is practicing and proofing your Rear Cross (RC) cues.  You will need 5 jumps and 2 tunnels set up like the first (Diagram A). Alternate set-ups: use 4 jumps and 1 tunnel and then reverse the tunnel and a jump to practice the mirror image as in diagram B.  … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge 10/31/2014 – Dumbbell handoff

Set up – This week’s challenge is practicing the dumbbell (DB) hand-off while maintaining attention from your dog.  It is important to practice how you will take or give back the DB and how your dog will maintain attention and focus on you. Purpose – This drill teaches your dog to focus on you when … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge 10/24/2014 – Entering the ring

Set up – This week’s challenge is getting to and entering the show ring. How you and your dog enter the ring will set the tone for your performance.  It is important to practice how you will get to the show ring and enter the ring.  Don’t forget that how you exit the ring is … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge 10/17/2014 – Line-Ups

Set up – This week’s challenge is perfecting Line-Ups! Regardless of the venue, Line-ups get you into the ring and set the “tone” of your performance. Set up a cone or “marker” to designate where you will be lining up. Purpose – This drill teaches your dog to go into a ring and line-up for … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ Ring Ready? 10/10/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is getting your dog ready for the ring!  Set up multiple ring gates approximately 12-16 feet apart.  In each mini ring place chairs, cones, jumps or anything as “décor” for the ring. You can also add Rally signs if you want. Purpose – This drill tests your dog for being … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ Mix it up? 10/3/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is proofing or mixing up different skills. We made up NEW Rally signs and incorporated a dumbbell, glove, signals or tricks into some of the signs. This is a great way to ensure that you stay out of training “just an exercise”. Something out of the ordinary challenges you … Continue reading »

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Challenge ~ It Takes 2

To make a team! At the start of each year we all sit and think about goals we would like to accomplish. How much time do you take to make goals? Do you think about how to improve your end of the team? This weeks challenge is all about YOU! In today’s computer age, there … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ Turn Turn Turn 9/19/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is proofing turns. Right, left and about turns.  It is important to add varying degrees of difficulty as the dog starts to gain confidence and understands the distraction/proofing process. Purpose – This drill teaches your dog how stay focused during distractions. Proofing teaches your dog awareness of the exercise … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ ROF Proofing 9/12/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is proofing the retrieve on the flat (ROF). It is important to add varying degrees of difficulty as the dog starts to gain confidence and understands the distraction/proofing process. Purpose – This drill teaches your dog how retrieve the dumbbell (DB) regardless the distraction.  Proofing teaches your dog awareness … Continue reading »

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Are you starting —

to put skills together? getting ready to show in Obedience? are you already showing? Would you like to polish up your performance and gain those extra points! Are you having issues or problems you would like to resolve? Do you need help proofing and polishing? Then these classes are for YOU! Registration has opened for … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ Gloves 9/5/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is what i refer to as the Torture Circle of gloves. It is important to add variable degrees of difficulty and NOT train only the “exercise”. Purpose – This drill teaches your dog how to look at and retrieve the marked object. Tips on success – the key to … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ ROH 8/29/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is Retrieve over the High Jump (ROH). It is important to add variables and NOT train only the exercise. Purpose – This drill teaches your dog how to listen to your commands and not to assume a command based on the set up, circumstance or environment. Tips on success … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ Sequencing Turns 8/22/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is Sequencing Turns for Heeling. It is important to add skills together ONLY after your dog is confident with the skill. Purpose – This drill teaches you how to start putting all the pieces of heeling together. Tips on success – the key to sequencing skills, such as turns, … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ Gloves/Go-outs 8/15/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is Proofing Glove retrieves and Go-outs. Set out your gloves, at the #1 and #3 positions like they would be set in a utility ring. Where the #2 glove would be will be your go-out spot. Purpose – Many times in the ring, an UN-proofed dog will perform the … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ Sequencing 8/8/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is Sequencing an exercise. You can train this alone or with the help of a friend.  If training with a friend, they will be calling the exercise as a judge would do in the ring. Purpose – This drill teaches your dog how to perform an exercise to your … Continue reading »

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Weekly Challenge ~ Off leash 8/2/2014

Set up – This week’s challenge is Off-leash Heeling, Figure 8. Working with distractions and proofing is the last piece of training before you go to a show with your dog. Purpose – This drill teaches your dog to remain focused on you regardless of the distraction. Tips on success – Start your proofing with … Continue reading »

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