Contacts - Bridging the gap between training and competition
Author: Rachel Saunders
Publisher: Clean Run Productions LLC
Run Time: 49 mins
Release date: 2008
Finally there's a clear-cut method for bridging this gap between training and competition so that you can achieve your ideal contact performance in the ring. This DVD will show you why your two-on/two-off performances are deteriorating. It will also provide a comprehensive training plan for "release work" on the contacts that will allow you to recreate your competition behaviour in the training environment so you can fix your areas of weakness. The end result is a contact behaviour in competition that is the same as the behaviour your dog gives you in training.
But this program is not just for trained dogs; it's a great program to use in your initial contact training so that you avoid problems. If you are starting contact training with a new dog, you can begin the release work on the flat portion of Rachel's training program at the same time that you're training the two-on/two-off position. You can progress to other parts of the release work even before the dog is able to perform the entire contact obstacle.