Introduction to Handling in Agility 3-DVD Set
Author: Linda Mecklenburg
Format: DVD, 3 discs, NTSC format
Bonus Materials: PDF file
Length: 5 hours, 20 minutes
Release Date: September 2012
A must-see for all agility competitors, this DVD is an actual seminar presented by Linda Mecklenburg at the Clean Run training facility several years ago. At the time, the seminar was recorded and made available via livestream on the Internet by Eric Larson. This DVD is a copy of the actual livestream of the seminar but with CRCDs and references to pages in DHS added. For this reason, the video quality is not the same as it would be in the case of a live recording, and you can expect occasional dropouts in the audio. These issues do not significantly affect the content of the material, which is why we are making this valuable information available on a DVD.
In Introduction to Handling in Agility Linda describes the foundation needed for consistent handling as documented in her highly acclaimed book Developing Handling Skills for Awesome Agility Teams, which discusses both the theoretical knowledge and the fundamental skills that are needed for success in our sport.
This DVD set is a super overview of the foundation concepts in Chapter 1, “Cues,” and Chapter 2, “Fundamental Skills,” and includes bonus material with demonstrations of the concepts. References to specific pages in the book have been added as well as diagrams of sequences.
This DVD contains a wealth of information that will benefit all handlers, regardless of their background or skill level. It is an excellent *overview* for anyone new to DHS and a stepping stone to Balancing Cues in Agility DVD.
Although it is footage recorded from a live seminar as Balancing Cues is, the flow of information in "Intro" is nonstop because the seminar was primarily lecture and demo, while Balancing Cues had footage of working seminar participants. For those that have watched the Foundation Seminar VOD online, this is the same recording but with CRCDs and references to pages in DHS added.