Many of us are still not able to get out and about with our dogs due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Fortunately, there are some wonderful activities and titling opportunities in which we can participate while we wait for trials and shows to fully reopen around the country.
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This is a maintenance concept I teach my dogs while learning the Broad Jump. It keeps their return to me after landing nice and tight.
I am the program manager for the United Kennel Club (UKC) for Nosework, Obedience and Rally. UKC is a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898 and is the largest All-Breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries.
If you are considering judging obedience one very important factor is to be fair and consistent to all dogs that enter your ring.
Last month focused on an in-depth explanation of how to begin teaching directed jumping for the Utility Directed Jumping Exercise. This month’s video provides a full demonstration.
There are three(3) important sections in Chapter 2 of the Obedience Regulations that help define good judging, and should be kept in mind at all times if you choose to judge.
I like to introduce my young dogs to the concept of taking direction. I do this with ‘marking’ lids.