It's finally out! My 5th training DVD, on SPEED this time: Ready-Steady-GO! - or 33 Tips for More Speed! The DVD is 1h45min long and has 5 chapters, addressing Conditioning, Attitude, Games to play, dealing with Stress and making Agility training more about running.
Speed was always our favorite topic and having the fifth dog who is constantly setting best times of all jump heights and holding a record of setting best time on World Championships for 20 times (and even more times on EO) probably means we have something important to tell 🙂
I definitely recommend this DVD to all who feel their dog could still run even faster or deal with motivational or stress issues. You'll also learn a lot on my approach to agility and philosophy behind the training that makes them just as fast as they are - and a lot on conditioning that keeps them that fast that LONG! This DVD will also give you a good look into our everyday life as well as our agility trainings. So no, it's not just for dogs with speed issues! For me, it's actually the most important pre-agility step and we follow the 33 Tips all the time. And oh, it's mostly taken in beautiful Corsica mountains! 🙂
The DVD plays everywhere in the world and can be shipped everywhere - OR, you can decide for the download version, save on shipping and have it on your computer in 1 to 2 hours after ordering.
Option 1: DVD - 48 eur (cca.53usd) + shipping 8 eur (regardless of where we are sending and how many DVDs you're ordering)
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I took the time to watch your DVD on speed and conditioning today and I just love it!! It’s so great, thanks a lot!
I have to say I am so lucky to have sisters that know what a dog training nut I am because I just got notification that I am getting this DVD for Christmas! Can’t wait to get it!
Maybe I will be able to convince my husband to sit up and watch with me on new years. Ha I doubt it. I’ll just have to sit and watch it with Rankin and Nevis instead.
Yeap, it’s on its way! Merry Christmas! I’m sure Rankin and Nevis will love it! 🙂
I made Ginger a chase toy. She likes it a lot. Today I tried it in agility training. Actually I didn’t think I would use it, becaus I thought she didn’t yet liked it enough (I have the toy just since wednesday). But to my surprise she chased it very active at training 😀 Like it was a real animal, haha. She was very active/aggresive with it. Amazing!! cause she normally doesn’t do a thing with toys (like a said to you earlier, she never played her first 6 years of life).
So I’m very very very happy with this idear on your DVD!!! I will place a video of her soon 😉 thanks a lot!
Wow, that’s great! What a progress in so little time!
yeah it’s amazing!! I’m very very proud of her 😀
And today I trained with the tennisball again, and she likes that one also more and more 😀 I think in a couple of weeks I can use that one as well with training 😀
here she plays with the toy for the first time at training. I’m not yet very good at moving it around, have to get used to it a bit more 😉 haha.
Very cool! She sure seems to like her new toy!!! Great job!
Fantastic DVD love it -- I too have seen an inprovement in my dogs and in such a short time -- Thanks yet again 🙂
Great!!! Always happy to hear the success stories! 🙂
Just got the DVD. I’ve watched some of it and it’s fantastic! What a surprise, my daughter got it for me. I’m hoping she gets interested in this since she is a runner and competes with her horse. She is curious about combining the two but her problem is finding time! She does like to watch Silvia run!
Great! And yes, I can imagine time can be a problem when you’re also riding… Hard to do it all!
Silvia, I ‘m interested in getting your new DVD. I wanted to know living in NYC would I still get value from it. I know you live in the mountains. Is it necessary to have all that space to get everything out of the DVD?
Oh, no, I don’t live in the mountains 🙂 I just drive to the mountains often for hiking, but until one year ago, I lived in a capital city -- and now I live 20 min out of it, with no mountains around. So no, you don’t need mountains to get everything out of the DVD. Mostly, you just need time and dedication.
I absolutely LOVED watching this video! I think it will need quite a lot of replays to get all the precious information straight but I think it will help me and my sweet Ever hugely! Thanks!
Great, happy to hear all the great feedback to that video!!! I was somewhat afraid I won’t be telling many new things, but I guess some things are important to be said over&over again!
On the contrary! I think you cover all the different reasons why dogs don’t always run at their top speed and propose solutions for all these different types of dogs. That’s great actually because, appart from my own aussie, I teach agility to a lot of different dogs, different breeds with different handlers. Now I’ll have a solution to propose to each and everyone of them and that’s great!
Well as for me, I particularly liked the part on “stressing the dog up” because Ever is so soft and sensitive she doesn’t give it all at trials (though its getting better with time, she’s only 2 years old!). For example she’s ok tugging a few meters away from the ring, but when we get closer to our time and to the ring door she doesn’t want to tugg or play ball any more, so I have to switch to tricks with food, and that’s when your ideas of “fun dynamic tricks” will probably help a lot! I taught her to bark on cue lately and she loves it: I got sparkling eyes, playbow with little bobtail wagging that’s just too cute!
I will tell you how it goes when we resume trials next spring!
Thanks a lot anyways!
Love from France!
Sounds good! I’m sure she will just get faster&faster with lots of positive experience and fun tricks!
Thank you for the DVD which arrived today. Have had a quick look at it and it looks great fun.
I have a question about the restrained recalls. I have always done that work with Spur since he was so uncomfortable being held. He’s pretty comfortable now when I do it with a tossed treat or ball only. Add a jump and his expression starts to look worried. Also, when I add the jump I don’t have a harness on him and am practicing what I would do at a trial and I can’t have a harness on him. I have practiced without a harness most often and without the jump he looks fine, but add the jump and our whole start line stress issue seems to come into play and I lose his happy expression. I was experimenting with different tricks at the start line, but what happens is he is happy for a few trials, then that trick becomes stressful and he doesn’t want to do it. So, I am back to restrained starts. I am practicing them at home and started with just a straight tunnel to tossed ball, which is his favorite game in agility thanks to his RDW work!! 😀 I have then added a jump, then two jumps. He still looks kind of worried when I am holding him even with just the tunnel. Should I just keep going and not worry about his look as he is driving forward OK once I release him? Or should I try a harness first and try to get a happier expression, then try without the harness?
(He always looks so big in photos, but not in this one, LOL)
You can actually work on both, on happy face with harness and being fine with you holding him without it too. You can also try if he likes it better when you hold him that way or another. Le was my first dog who hated being held, but after teaching her harness is o.k., she accepted restraining without it too, but prefers if she can set herself up between my legs and then I hold her on her hind legs, not front. If he likes to jump in your lap, you could also try a very short restrain, more like “drop&go” start line routine. You can try out several different things and see what works best for him.
Thanks. I’ll try doing both. He is getting better about it, but yeah he hates to be held or in my lap. He likes to jump into my arms and he ALWAYS does that after our run, but not STAY there and I think as with any of his tricks he will stop doing it at the start line after a while. It’s like he stresses and catches on any start line trick I try. He has tons of tricks he likes to do, but will refuse to do them after a while if I ask for them on the start, which is why I think a restrained start should be best because he doesn’t really have a choice? Today’s session I actually got happy face, so perhaps I just need to practice it more in the context of agility, too. I practiced it a lot outside of agility, but I really need it on the start line now I think. Rewarding it with his favorite game………tunnel to tossed ball, seems to be working!! Stay tuned, I’ll let you know how it goes!
Yeap, I think restraining should work, just practice it within agility trainings too yes.
A short video showing some “Happy tricks” inspired by your DVD (and some other tricks)
Still lots of tricks and work to do (right spin for example lol) but we spent a great time with Anthea to make this clip 😉
Thank you for all
Great job! She sure looks very happy! 🙂 And too cute with her moustache!