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! 🙂
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I have bought your DVD: Ready steady go!! And I really like it:-)
Especially the part about your dog is always doing his best and if there is anything going wrong, it’s nog your dogs fault…
Just want to ask you, what do you do when your dog is coming out of the weave-poles or is having a wrong entry. And do you make a difference between a young dog and an experienced dog in that situation? And is there, for you, a difference between a competition run and a training run in that situation? I was just wondering…….
Great, thanks for the feedback! In case of popped weaves, missed entries or contacts, knocked bars etc., I’ll stop and redo and if the same thing happens again, then I take it as a message that I didn’t train the dog well enough for this situation, so I’ll make it a bit easier to have something to reward and then add difficulties gradually. If it doesn’t happen on a 2nd try, then I’ll know the dog knows his job, but I maybe didn’t train this particular situation well enough just yet. Every problem is just a new challenge, a new learning opportunity!
Curly & I have been having a wonderful time as auditors in your puppy class. Thanks to you and all your students for the great posts. As you can see some of our tricks are still a little “Ruff”, but we had a lot of fun.
Great job with the tricks -- you sure mastered many! Great handstand and too cute with the hug! Let me know which video you want for graduation!
A friend lent me your video as she thought that I and my bc could benefit from it. I haven’t started training yet but I think she was absolutely right! I especially liked the part called “Stress up!” and I think my very sensitive border collie would benefit greatly from learning happy tricks and using them on the starting line. I know how to make her excited by using my hands and pushing her around a bit, she really loves that :-), but are you supposed to have a command for the tricks or do you just encourage them to start somehow?
I liked your video very much and I especially like that what you teach in it can be used in different ways. Teaching an insecure dog to get rid of stress in happy tricks and then in a different dogs use it just to raise activity level, and speed, is brilliant 🙂 So thank you for many great insights!
Happy tricks can sure make wonders! I mostly shape these tricks, so click for anything going in the right direction and then select for more&more. And when there, of course name them to then be able to ask for them when needed. To start with shaping, Tricks for a great bond DVD is a great help!
Je viens de visionner votre DVD pour la … 4 ou 5ième fois ! Il est absolument GENIAL ! Pour moi, le meilleur de ceux que vous avez fait ! On y apprends beaucoup de choses, énormément de choses que je ne savais absolument pas, et qui me font voir aussi l’agility d’une toute autre façon !
Alors juste Merci, Merci beaucoup !!
Et bien sûr, les questions qui s’en suivent 😛
-- Dans beaucoup de vidéos je vous vois pratiquer le clicker lors des balades, en montagne et forêt, y a-t-il un avantage à le faire à divers endroits ?
-- J’ai un malinois x border collie, qui adore l’agility tout autant que moi ! Il est vrai que si elle prendrait encore plus de vitesse, on se ferait encore beaucoup plus plaisir. Mais mon problème est : plus elle est excitée, moi j’ai une chienne qui est précise et qui m’écoute. Que feriez vous dans ce cas la ?
Merci pour vos réponses ! 🙂
PS: J’ai été en bulgarie il y a quelques semaines, ou j’ai appris le mot “aaiiddee” et lorsque vous avez parlé de donner un ordre aux sprints, c’est celui la que je m’étais imaginé :p
PS,2: Désolé encore, un jour je saurais écrire en anglais aussi, pour l’instant, je sais juste bien le comprendre ^^
Glad to hear you liked the video! It’s my favorite too! 🙂 It’s certainly good too practice in different environments to get them used to distractions, so I always train in agility trials, take my puppies to city centre etc. I rarely train in the mountains 🙂 -- it’s just to have a nice background for the video 🙂 It’s important to add difficulties gradually enough that even at full speed and excitement, the dog can do it right. And add difficulties to practice listening also in high excitement 🙂 It’s of course harder as with less speed (also for the handler to give the cues in time) -- but yes, more fun! As for Bulgaria… It’s much farther for me to there as to France 🙂 -- And our languages are not related.
Thank’s for your answer !
Last question 😛 du you name all the tricks you’re learning ?
No. I have some on hand cues, for some the object we use is the cue and some I just quickly “reshape” to get them 🙂
Yes I know I’m writing too much, I’m sorry. But I always check your website to look for some news, and sunday we just had a new trial and I was really impatient to test all your golden rules (and I just want to write it 😛 )so, let’s start ! 😀
In Switzerland, we have three runs, Jumping, Open (with contact zone) and Agility (who’s important to change the class).
So we started with the jumping, I never stopped talking with my dog and encouraging, she really runs faster than other times, but because of me she just missed one obstacle and I decided to go one. The same thing happens at the open. But for the agility run, I decided to really look for all the little difficulties who could come, and we run, a little bit less fast as that what we could do, I think someting like 80% of the maximal speed, but that was only my fault, I’m too slow. But… it was a clean Run !!
A great clean run from a great dog ! Who now comes to me after the last jump and jumps in my arms 😀
Interesting too, her favorite game is catching my shoes, and she’s a BC mix :p
So just thank’s for all those great advices, can’t wait to buy more DVD’s. If only I had more moey…
Great!!! And it will only get better&better! 🙂
Just look at that ! I’m soooo proud of her !
(Place 8, one bar down…) http://www.agility-profis.ch/adm_agility/ranglisten/rl_a_l1_2012_11_11.pdf
But look at this CRAZY TIME ! 😀
Wow, congratulations!!! That sure is a cool time! AMAZING progress!!! Wow!
I want to thank you for this amazing video and to let you know how much of a difference it has made with my toller, Vito. Vito has a lot of anxiety issues that we have been working through and we are finally starting to merge his happiness and speed that comes when we’re training alone to practice and to trials.
I started teaching him to bark (scream!) on cue and he’s now even doing it on his own at the startline! I found his favorite trick was a reverse chest vault and now we have something to do when there are delays in the ring. Instead of Vito stressing out and looking around at scarey people, he’s been focused on me, screaming away. We still have a long ways to go in terms of his confidence but we have made huge improvements these last several months. Thank you!!!
Oh, and he loves his running dogwalk and aframe so much that it’s only been recently where he’s been confident enough to run the trial games that don’t have the contacts in them such as jumpers!
Well that wasn’t the right video! Here is Vito screamign at the startline
Oh, that was great!!! Really fun to watch -- he looks so enthusiastic and not worried at all! GREAT contacts too! It’s so cool to see them open up and enjoy the sport without worries -- great job!!!
That was fun to watch, loved the barking, I want to get my dog to do that too. I have never seen a course with those hoops before.
totay I bought your Ready Steady Go DVD and i love it sooo much!
My border collie is very fast now but yes i think he could still run even faster. 😉
I look forward to train the things that you told or showed in your Video!
Thank you for this amazing DVD!! 🙂
Nice Greetings from Germany,
Vivi and BC Ray
Well, it’s never too fast! 🙂 -- We always work on getting even faster as well. Thanks for your feedback, very happy to hear you liked the DVD! I’m sure Ray will love the new games as well!
That´s great. I think the same 🙂 And I really guess that he will love it!
Furthermore we will train our new Pyrshep by your tips! I think you even know him?! The little Five (now Imp) who lived for 2 month with Barabara. 🙂 I´m sure he will love it too and we will have a lot of fun!:)
Oh, great! Those games are the best start for future agility dogs!
I would like to speed up my obedience dog’s return with the dumbbell and on recalls. Will your video on speed be helpful or are the tips applicable only to agility? Thanks in advance for answering my questions. FYI -- I love your heeling video.
Nancy I just got this video and I can say absolutely yes it will help. Its definitely a great video for attitude in general, so definitely a must have of Silvia’s videos.
Oh, sorry, looks like I missed your post somehow… The DVD was definitely made with agility dogs in mind, but there are some games that would be useful for obedience dogs as well. You will just need to be a bit creative to mix in obedience elements 🙂 And well, some general conditioning never hurts either!
I love this DVD, and i´m shure my Pyrshep and I will have a lot of fun doing all this tricks and running, playing games.
I have one question to you: My dog is really crazy for tunnels. So whenever there is a tunnel very close she wants to get in. Especially at trials she takes every tunnel she can see. I think it´s also because we are both a little stressed, and she just wants to run, run, run. Do you have any idea what i can do?
Use her love of tunnels in your advantage -- set many tunnels around and use them as rewards! Set them so far apart she won’t be going to wrong entries and think of a fun tunnelers course -- keep going if she follows the cues which tunnel to take, stop and redo if she doesn’t. You want her to see that not taking the tunnel that was not cued is rewarded by another tunnel -- that there is always another tunnel hidden somewhere and she just needs to follow to get to it. Foundations Fun DVD has many tunnel games ideas too.
Thank you so much for the quick answer. The idea that she has to follow me to get the next tunnel sounds great. In training I always tried to teach not to take the tunnels, but didn´t think of a reward!
Agility foundations will be our next investment 🙂
We do tons of tunnels in training -- so they learn that bypassing one tunnel will get rewarded by being sent to another tunnel -- at least eventually 🙂