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Agilityflow Courses #10: Variation between tight turning and running straight

Hello all! Today we are showing you two fun small space drills with Vola. In these two drills there is a nice variation between tight turning and running straight and because they only include 5 jumps, a tunnel and an A-frame, they are super easy to build and to connect with another courses.

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Agilityflow Courses #8: Spring Serpentines

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Finally the spring is here! I am so excited! I also have some good news: if everything goes as planned, Vola can start to train agility soon! His leg has recovered very nicely and now we are just building some muscles :)

In this video, we are showing you two small space courses with little Venla. Nothing too technical, but a great opportunity to challenge your dog and yourself! With these courses, you can enjoy some serpentines and focus on your front crosses. Hope you are going to have fun with these!

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Agilityflow Courses #6: Timing is the key

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Hi! I am sorry, that I haven’t post any videos lately: Vola’s hock had to be operated and the rehabilitation process is pretty slow, so Vola won’t be able to run agility in this winter. I would like to thank you for all your support, Vola’s rehabilitation has started very well and yesterday he get his bandage off.

But, let’s take a look at this course! In this course, timing is the key. There are lot’s of jumps from the backside, so you don’t want to rush: if you run too early, the dog may take the jump from the wrong side. However, you want to get ahead of the dog to be able to tell her what the next jump is! In the situations like that, it may sometimes be helpful to handle the jump from the take off side instead of sending the dog to back.

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Agilityflow Courses #3: Which line is faster?

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I have been asked to do a video, where I am handling the same course in different ways. So here it is! You can handle this course in multiple ways, but try to think, which lines would be fastest for you and your dog. In last week’s video we listed things you should pay attention to when you are choosing handling techniques, so you may want to watch it first.

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We tried two different handling styles with Vola and compared them to see which lines were fastest. I have to say, that the result surprised me!

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Head in the game #2: Choose the right handling techniques

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There are multiple things to consider when choosing which handling techniques you are going to use. In this video, I am listing some of those things and in next week’s courses video, we are going to test different handling techniques to see which lines are the fastest. There rarely are sequences with only one way to handle, so enjoy testing different paths and handlings with your dog!

In the end of this video, there is a comparison:  small dog’s striding versus big dog’s striding. Can’t believe that the difference is so huge!

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