X-treme Foundations DVD will push you train for even more and get you ready for just about any extreme challenge you can meet on a course. It's especially appropriate for:
- teams competing or aspiring to compete at highest levels
- slower handlers with fast dogs who need independence even more
- anybody enjoying training dogs, looking for even more fun challenges
It covers extreme challenges on verbal discrimination, come to hand, threadles, pushes, obstacle discrimination, tunnel traps and weaves. It comes together with 17-page pdf file with many different sequences, mostly requiring minimal space and equipment, so it's easy to implement in your normal training.
And who else could be a better cover girl for Xtreme Foundations as... The Super Midget - hard to show her Xtreme speed and Xtreme skills in a picture... - but never a problem to show her Xtreme attitude 🙂
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How much space do you need to practice for this class? Try to get Proton some winter exercises.
For some, living room is enough 🙂 For the most of the rest, you need something big enough to for weaves or a straight tunnel + some jumps for example.
I’m wondering when do you stop cueing every jump individually? At the beginning with agility training I say ‘jump’ for every jump Sum has to take, to help him know he has to take it. And ofcourse use cik/cap or left/right if needed instead of ‘jump’ cue. But when courses get harder it might be better or easier to not have to cue every single jump? So at which point in training should I stop cueing individual jumps, or should I still cue some of them?
It’s no problem to just skip the jump cue when the jump is obvious and on the way. But there is no problem to keep using the jump cue either -- I don’t find it really important and have no idea if I cue them or not 🙂 Mostly yes if I don’t have anything better to say I think 🙂
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I have just downloaded the DVD but I am missing basic “how to” information to start learning. I only see a pile of video’s with some comments but to me this information is more suitable as documentairy after taking a seminar or class.
Perhaps it is just me or I am dumb but this does not work for me… I was interested in how I should start working on the subject and not just showing how you do it.
Perhaps better show examples on how things can go wrong and how to prevent that to be abe to focus how things should be addressed properly.
Do you have Foundations Fun DVD too? Maybe Xtreme is just too advanced to start with? I do show very beginnings of training those new skills with my dogs, mistakes included + describe how to make things easy at first and how to add difficulties gradually enough in order to avoid things going wrong in the first place -- so not sure what more you would like to see? Other as maybe the very basics, but that’s covered in Foundations… Also, for more trouble shooting, classes are much better as DVDs as there are more dogs and therefore more different possible problems addressed.
Nope, I do not have the foundations DVD but I am not a novice either… 😛
I am only eiger to learn how to handle even better!
But perhaps I am missing your way to teach foundations making it all a bit fuzzy for me which you take for “granted” assuming that everybody has the Foundations DVD and started from there.
Not to sound negative, it is just how I feel and which is being a bit dissapointed about the missing learning curve to understand the lessons on the Xtreme DVD more clearly.
Sure, I appreciate your thoughts and agree to some degree! If I was making it now, I would certainly add more trouble shooting on things that proved the hardest for people to train in Xtreme Foundations class (especially on verbal discrimination!), but this DVD was made before the class started, as a program for the class. And yes, additionally Xtreme DVD a kind of bases on presumption that the viewer knows my cik&cap concept and threadles. The rest is not that specific -- weaves chapter for example shows nicely how to add difficulties to any dog with decent weave understanding, regardless of the method used, no? This DVD is about training though, NOT handling, so it all takes time and practice.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you. Sadly, I was unable to interact as much as I would like -- seems like I need to take off work for about a month to properly train. Also, I am challenged when it comes to getting it all on camera. Timing of cues is everything with agility, an ongoing labor of love. Having a dog that is not “with me” make it quite difficult to show steady growth.
I started in the sport of agility in 2006 with my 6 pound, now 16yo papillon girl. I had performance anxiety for about 10 years and she was awesomely fast and furious. We never got a MACH, but she did have 6 QQ by the time I had to retire her at age 12 -- once she started to listen and I had less anxiety. We were stunted by a luxating patella the last 3-4 years. I have an 8yo male papillon who now is MACH4 and half way to MACH 5 since September. He is my accurate, but not super fast accomplishment. I started with Gregg Derrett method of training and I have been doing the One Mind Dog method as well. I have found it difficult to figure out how to alter my vocabulary to add the new verbal cues after perfecting the body position with verbal cues since I can run with my dog. I was so hoping that my Shadow, the PyrShep, would be a welcome combination between my fierce female and steady accurate male papillons. We started out at about 18 months doing fairly well in trials, but then Covid-19 came and I have had some significant stress at work and with my family. I am a physician, so things have been quite crazy for 2 years now. We lost a little bit of connection and I though we were re-connected, but when we started back to agility trials, he is now wary of the judge, not really running well in the ring.
I welcome any recommendations you may have on changing or adding new verbal cues (my biggest barriers I think due to my current stress), tackling the acute awareness of the judge in the ring, keeping his focus, keeping him motivated. Part of me thinks I should continue to show him so that he can get over his worry about the judge since he is getting better, but I know I should not trial him until he is confident again. I feel that changing my method, verbal cues may be affecting his confidence? I also think I may be at the point of needing to neuter him to gain his focus again. Right now, I am doing conformation with him for socialization (he is a champion in conformation) and he has come a long way, but he is the “poster child” for the PyrShep. I have read your PyrShep/FEAR SHEP write up which gives me great hope. I am trying to find that “thing” that he is most crazy about so that he can ignore everything else. Haven’t found it yet. He use to be quite fast and furious in the beginning while training at home and I am hoping I can find that excitement again.
Thank you again for the opportunity and thank you for any help.
Felicia and Shadow
The major problem I see is that AKC rewards slow and steady. And as a consequence, you started to go for slow and steady -- there are certainly fewer NQ opportunities if the dog is running at your side, waiting for you to take him to places. But as a consequence, he lost the fun -- and as a consequence, he lost the focus.
We are lucky in the regard that you can’t win anything in FCI with slow, so we don’t tend to fall into that trap that much. So if he was mine, I would be working on just two things: straight lines and sends to a single wrap. Focusing on forward drive, full speed, obstacle focus, lots of fun. And cues to the degree that he knows if it’s a straight line or a turn next -- that’s the only really important info you have to convey to him in time. The other cues are not that important, especially not for now and especially not for AKC, so just focus on getting those right.
I would also work on socialization some away from agility, but if he is fine in the conformation ring, he should definitely be fine in agility ring as well if he really really loved it. I would wait with trials until he can run a straight line confidently, with full speed and drive. And know the difference between a straight line and a turn. And then start trialing again, but with the focus on keeping it fun and fast and forgetting everything about the titles.
I don’t think changing your cues or handling can affect their attitude. But going for clean runs over fast and fun runs certainly can. So that’s the part you need to rethink. Performance anxiety sure makes it harder to look as silly as you have to sometimes in order to make it really really fun for a PyrShep. But PyrSheps are perfect teachers of “it’s just you and me -- and nothing else matters” -- so I’m sure you can do it! Forget about fancy cues, moves and titles. It’s just a silly dog sport. The only important thing you can win out there is some serious fun with your friend. And that’s such an important win that nothing else matters.
I hope that helps some! Foundations class will be back again after January 3. I hope your work gets a bit easier soon, I can definitely imagine it’s very stressful -- and hard to switch to just playing with a dog!