Dial-Up The Distance
Author: Kristy Netzer
Publisher: Clean Run Productions LLC
Run Time: 2 hrs 8 mins
Release date: 2010
Over 2 hours of step-by-step information to help build those all important distance skills including a 63 page booklet in PDF format.
It’s no secret that today’s agility courses are far tougher and running times are tighter than ever before. Every handler who sets foot in the ring needs solid distance skills in their tool box, but it’s especially crucial when your dog is faster than you. Dial Up the Distance is a comprehensive two-disc program that uses a clear, step-by-step approach to help handlers build these all-important distance skills with their dogs. Kristy Netzer owns and operates two highly respected agility schools (California and Tennessee), and has taught hundreds of students how to incorporate extraordinary distance skills into their handling systems so their dogs can work confidently and accurately away from them.
You’ll start with fundamental distance ground work and teaching your dog “Go,” “Out,” “Here,” as well as “Left” and “Right” directionals. Then you’ll progress to more difficult skills such as training and handling obstacle discrimination and pinwheels at a distance. You’ll learn how to use long lead-outs and effective layering skills to give yourself every advantage possible. And, you’ll learn how to direct your dog’s path through a variety of sequences, using body cues and directional commands. There is even a special section on course analysis that reviews actual competition courses and leads you through the steps for planning handling strategies using your distance skills.
Dial Up the Distance is appropriate for handlers at every level of agility whose dogs have basic independent obstacle performance skills. It is especially beneficial for handlers who consider themselves “speed challenged.”