Silvia Trkman's new DVD, putting a twist to her previous Running Contacts video - making the process shorter and easier on dogs' bodies and limiting the time on actual equipment to the minimum. It allows you to train anytime, anywhere and master turns, soft turns and straight exits with all possible handling after with just a mat and well before introducing dog-walk and A-frame. It
- shorts the whole process by focusing on understanding right from the start
- limits the work on equipment to the minimum by teaching it all on just a mat - meaning very little work on actual dog-walk needed
- eliminates the tossed toy phase, replacing it with just handing the toy to a dog, so it's much easier on their bodies - but still allows you to work with lots of speed well before adding a dog-walk into the picture
It covers both dog-walk and A-frame and is appropriate for total beginners, retrains and all trying to improve their running contacts.
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There are 2 course maps in RC DVD (2 sequences for RC), but I didn’t see any PDF download. Where can I find these maps to download and print?
You mentioned that you started preferring target for collection turns (in the class instructions) – is there a reason for it? When I start a young beginner dog, shall I start with target for turns or poles?
You also mentioned that you didn’t train La for collections; is it important for smaller dogs, such as papillons? My papillon is oversized (13’’) and has longer stride for a small dog. Shall I train collections with him (at least, for 180 tunnel turns)?
There is no PDF for RC no, but you can take screen shot of that section and print it… And yes, ff target seems to be easier to fade + always gives correct style while a pole sometimes doesn’t (you can find examples of both in a class), so it might be a short cut to start that way, despite it doesn’t hurt to mix both either. Teaching turns would be very useful for turns into a tunnel yes (we don’t see that much because it doesn’t meet FCI minimum distance requirements), also for a small dog, so probably best to start with that too yes.
Is it better to train the whole time on one dogwalk and only switch to others when they master RC, or can you train it on two different dogwalks at the same time?
I started RC on a plank and now am starting on my own low dogwalk, but I don’t have a large garden or field of my own so for every trainingsession I have to drag the dogwalk to a field nearby 😉 it works but is not that efficient haha. About once a week I train at a dogschool and there I have excess to a competition dogwalk. So should I train RC also there or do you recommand to stick with my own dogwalk at home (or only train it at the dogschool)?
It’s certainly no problem to use different DWs already at this stage!
I am a participant of your RC online class.
How can I find the link to download the DVD?
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Hi Silvia! I am teaching my 3rd dog with your RC method and have really enjoyed the results I’ve gotten with my first 2 dogs over the years! I am however experiencing a challenge with my youngest dog that I never faced with my other two, and that is that she wants to 3-stride her dogwalk which in training tends to yield just okay or more often unsafe hits or misses and in competition she is missing altogether however has only been to 3 trials so far.
She is a 19″ BC (so a kind of small girl) with a big stride and she always thinks going faster is the answer for everything, which I guess isn’t a bad problem to have but means asking her to think about her hits is more diffcult aso she hasaid nof time for thinking. When I cue extension she 3-strides and usually is unsafe or maybe missing her contact, however if I try to purposefully not cue as much extension (not as far ahead, not verbally cueing her to “Go! Go!”) she watches me and misses that much more. If I start her from a lot of collection she hits every time in 4 or 5 strides across the dogwalk. Her ultimate reward is to keep on running… Do you have any suggestions?
I’m not sure my video went through so posting the YouTube link in case…
Yes, 4 strides would be much better for her, so I would discourage 3 strides by raising the criteria, so the highest hits get NR + avoid too speedy approaches for now + make extension exits harder ie. proceed to advanced exits and vary what you ask for on the exit (come to hand, pushes, wraps, obstacle discrimination etc.) -- harder exits encourage more strides. Also mix in more collection exits. And of course, try to train on other places as well to help her generalize and make DWs in trials easier. Good luck -- she looks great already!
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I would like to know if the new DVD version will have the exercice that you describe with the mat in your running contact classes ?
Also do you know when in July it will be available ?
Yes, the new DVD is all about the mat! If everything goes right, it will be out next week! 🙂
Thank you !!!
I will wait to order it.
Will the option to have the link only will be available ?
Yes of course, downloads will be available too!
I know I saw somwhere on one of the RC dvds about how to fix pouncing. My current dog who I’m training with the new mat method is pouncing on the mat (targeting with front feet) when running. Can you point me to which point that was addressed?
That should go away as you add more speed (in step 4), so you can focus on that next. Bend work, with an angled approach and exit to the mat, helps with it as well.