June 18th-20th, 2021
Redline Canine Training Center, LLC
W188N11770 Maple Road, Germantown, WI 53022
Details coming soon!
Tools in the Toolbox, Recipes from the Agility Cookbook: Handle the Lines, Not the Obstacles
Different techniques for S-lines (slice) and wraps and how you apply them on international courses or Masters/Excellent level.
Handling techniques are like recipes, a special mixture of the 7 handling elements. If you can reproduce them the same way each time, you can bake the same “cookie,” the same line all the time. We will learn different handling techniques for the same line. You can be ahead of your dog or behind her, inside of the turn or outside of the curve, it doesn’t matter, if you know the correct recipe, you can create the line whatever the course design requires.
Limited number of working spots.
Distance Work & “Lazy Techniques”
Nobody can run faster, but everybody can leave sooner - and use the ‘lazy techniques’ where you can save a lot of running and handle the dog from a distance.
We will learn these techniques and how to increase distance from the handler and support independent obstacle works everywhere on the course, how to recognize the commitment and how to use the reward inappropriate on the dog’s intended line and backchain challenging combinations. Handling and training tools you can bring home and they will help improve your skills and your dog’s skills.
Limited number of working spots.
One-Hour Private Lessons, 8 am to 4 pm
Joining in discussions * Walking and analyzing the courses * Observing a variety of different dog and handler teams as they learn and progress throughout the seminar * Access to OneMind Dogs lessons/curriculum
Anna started agility in 1999 with her Miniature Bull Terrier Giovanni. Before she got her superstar Nevian, she was running different "borrowed" dogs, a very small Schipperke and many huge Belgian Shepherds. She attended her first AWC with Flort, a lovely Groenendael female in 2005. She got her first Border Collie in 2004, Nevian's father Loch MacLeod, who won the FCI World Championship twice with Christine Charpentier. Nevian followed her father's footsteps and received the Silver Medal at her first World Championship in 2006. She was in the National Team each year until 2014 and won Crufts (both British Open and International), IFCS World Champion in Biathlon, the Hungarian National Championship, IABC, silver medal at the Border Collie Classic, but Anna does not count the results, because it's all about the perfect run no matter what placement it brings.
Anna is not a judge, as she prefers to run her dogs until she can't rub, but she gave a lot to the community when she was the president of the Hungarian Agility Committee from 2008 to 2015 and organized, among others, the Border Collie Classic and the European Open in Hungary. She has been a full-time agility trainer since 2008, and she has been one of the first OneMind Dogs coaches since 2014. She's also been working with Janita Leinonen and Jaakko Suoknuuti regularly since 2010, three to four times per year. She hosted them four times, attended all four Coach Weeks and was invited to teach in Finland. Anna says Du, her very cute and very smart, 7-year old Miniature Bull Terrier, is her best trainer ever. Du forced her to learn the alpha and omega of the OneMind Dogs methodology, even the mental training part; she cannot be thankful enough for that, because she can help all different kinds of teams in agility. "She [Du] made me not only a way better coach but a perfect handler for Nebraska," her young Border Collie.