6 years after the first Foundations DVD... - here comes a new one, with all the important things I've learned in the last 6 years and all the new challenges the courses brought in last years! All new video material, many new topics, a bit different order and emphasis and tons of new challenges!!! The hardest part of this project was fitting all the info in 100min!
Foundations Revisited DVD pretty much covers it all: from getting a puppy interested in playing with you, getting them to fetch, getting interest in static toy, building
It takes you through 6 lessons, from pre-obstacles work to sequences and course work. Includes a pdf file with all the maps of various exercises and sequences. Length: 100min
The DVD is 100min long, plays everywhere in the world and can be shipped anywhere. It also includes a pdf file with all the sequences and maps.
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If you prefer a bit more basic introduction to agility, then the original Fundations DVD is still a good choice and remains available (also in German and french language):
Topics of Foundations Fun DVD: turns, great distance, sends, speed, commitment, obstacle discrimination, come to hand, obstacle and handler focus, extension and collection, stays, serpentines, pushes and threadles, with tips on how to reward and how to put it all together into courses and take it to trials, while keeping it all fun fun fun.
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You will get a link to a downloadable copy that takes about 1-2 hours to download, but the quality is somewhat lower as on a DVD. We recommend playing it with VLC or QuickTime player.
the DVD is really, really great! It contains so much information and it´s really interesting to see how you train your dogs from the beginning. Thank you!
I have a question and maybe you can help me.
What would you do when you have a straight line with three obstacles and a tunnel at the beginning and the end. (see the foto) And then the dog would always rip the second bar?! The distance from obstacle to the next obstacle was always 5meters. Would you break up the sequence or what would you do? Because you say it´s never the dog, always the handler who makes mistakes. 🙂 Yesterday I broke up but I think so the dog learn the wrong thing. 🙁
Nice Greetings from Germany,
Vivi with BC Ray
Oh, let me first explain what I meant with mistakes, being ours: of course some dogs come with more challenges as others, but again, every mistake shows we still need to work some more on that topic -- meaning that even though I did way more jumping exercises with Bi as with all my other dogs together, she still knocks more as all my other dogs together and obviously needs even more work on that as I’ve done already, due to her specific needs. -- Meaning that I don’t think it’s me who caused her jumping problem, but it’s certainly me who would need to work even more on it to help her figure her long stride out.
So -- it’s not you who made him knock -- but you do need to help him more. 5m can be difficult distance for some BCs as it might be too far to bounce and too close to add a stride in between (for Bi, that difficult distance is 5.6m), so maybe try 6m as that should allow a stride in between -- and if that goes well, slowly (like 5cm at the time) bring the jumps closer again. Another trick that helps Bi clear the jump is to set the problematic jump double -- she will prepare better for a double and once I get that shortened one stride in between, I can slowly fade the double (lowering and then removing the 1st jump of the double).
Oh, I have misunderstood this part a little bit, I see 😀 So thank you very much for your fast answer and for the explanation 🙂
I will try your tips next time in our training! Thank you very much!
I’m loving watching the DVD but my question is how do i access the pdf part for the course set ups? i can’t find it or i don’t now how to, (dogs are much easier than computers) 🙂
O.k., I’ll just send it to you by mail.
Thank you so much i just got it 🙂
Hy Silvia! I am a student in your agility foundation class. How may I download your agility foundation DVD? May I get an account ?
The link was in a confirmation mail you got for the class -- first link is to the classroom, the 2nd one to the video, do you see it?
This is your best video yet! Keep them coming.
In the Fun with Tunnels section when teaching left and right, you want the dog to make a very tight turn left or right out of the tunnel. Two questions:
When handling, are you always on the side you want the dog to turn toward? In other words, do you train the dog to turn away from you by the verbal no matter which side you are on?
Often our exits from tunnels don’t require such a tight turn, do you use left and right verbal also or do you use his name in this case and leave left and right command for tight turns out of the tunnel?
Thanks! And no, I never train them to ignore my body language on a verbal cue. I might ask for a flip away after a tunnel, but would support it heavily with body language, just a verbal wouldn’t do. For less extreme turns, I still say left&right, but later and not so many times.
Thanks for clarifying. There are many misconceptions about what you do out there. I am happy to set things straight now that I have been with your classes and videos for a while but I always like to check with you. Your use of verbals will go the way of blinds but a lot of people don’t understand how to use them.
At what age puppies do you recommend this DVD for?
With my puppies, I start pretty much right away with first chapters, spend months on just that and then slowly add more agility-like exercises after they are 6 months or so. To master all the exercises, it takes me at least 10 months with my puppies -- I like to go slowly and keep it short, fun and intense 🙂
DVD arrived safely. It is brilliant -- great to have this info altogether on one disk.
Fiona & Tili
Great! Thanks for the feedback!!!
I got the confirmation e-mail with both links but when I click on them, it just takes me back to the Home page. Please let me know what I can do to access the classroom and DVD.
O.k., I just fixed your access.
I also love your dvd! a lot! Now I’m just waiting for next one 🙂 Silvia I have question referring to your answer for Vivi about jumps. How do you train jumping style, how you dealing with knocking bars? I know I have to focus on this part with Millie just not to sure where and how I should start. Very often she jumps flat , I mean very close to the bar even which low bars. I saw your dogs on dvd and they all have beautiful jumping style , always a bit above the bar. Fantastic to watch!
I’m not sure what you mean by flat, but it’s usually used to describe the dog jumping long and in full extension rather as an arc -- and that’s exactly what I want 🙂 -- when jumping in extension of course 🙂 I don’t train jumping any other way as in Foundations video, so teaching them to jump short on cik&cap and to drive ahead in lines, extend all out and jump flat in extension. The lower over the bar they jump the better (more efficient, faster). And the more extended the better. Unfortunately, good, efficient style gives much more bars as ugly, tucked and too high style 🙂 -- but we take bars over bad style any day 🙂 All my dogs other s La who is the only one that jumps tucked, occasionally knock a bar. I just stop and try again and reward when they clear it…
Thanks for clarifying Silvia. By flat I mean exactly what You said just wasn’t sure how to explain or name it 🙂 I meant also that your dogs jumps with full awareness how they jump 🙂 so I was curious do you teach them any other way .
Thanks again for explanation!
I think body awareness tricks really help with jumping -- as with so many other things too 🙂 I rather do tricks and avoid jumping drills to not jump them too much.
Perfect, I have Your fantastic tricks dvd as well, just have to start… Thanks again.
I have 2 questions.
1) What equipment do you need with the Foundations video? If you add equipment gradually, what do you need at the beginning?
2) I’d like to audit your Puppy class when my puppy comes home at the end of June. We’ll be home for 6 weeks when we could follow the homework and then away for 6 weeks with no internet. Can we stop the class in the middle and then join back in 6 weeks or can we at least access the homework assignments after we come back to finish the course?
Thank you for your answers,
To start with, you would need a tunnel and 2 jumps. You can do a lot with just that, but eventually, it’s good to have 2 tunnels and 4 jumps. You keep the access to any class you join for ever.