March 2014

Hello Friends, If you were looking for a February training exercise and didn’t find one here, I apologize. I fractured my elbow and it was super painful to type.  So here we go for March! I’ve given you a jumping sequence that you could work alone, with a tunnel/table  and/or a contact option to add.  You can keep one of those in place throughout all three exercises, or even swap out for weave poles, a chute, a triple jump, a...

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January 2014

Welcome to 2014!! Does January feel like the month where you want to make changes in your handling, fix the things that were breaking during the year, or adding new handling techniques?  Our sport is evolving all the time and there are many ways to enhance and improve what you’re doing now.  However, that doesn’t mean you have to incorporate a brand new handling system by the end of January.  Try choosing one maneuver to master...

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December 2013

Since it’s Christmas time, I’m pulling out an old favorite I did for the USDAA website, published back in December of 2009…   Oh Christmas Tree! – by Tania Chadwick Enjoy some turns around the Christmas tree and may your holidays be merry and bright!                           * This is a warm-up through the tree and around the outside. * Try handling...

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November 2013

This is the time of year when the big events have ended and many transition into maintenance mode for the remainder of the year.   These jumping sets are good skill practice for handler and dog.  Enjoy!                        ...

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October 2013

Since we’re on the cusp of the 2013 USDAA Cynosport Games in Tennesse, I thought I’d reach back to 2008 and lay out a couple of practice courses based on the more challenging areas of the 2008 Steeplechase Finals course.  I have replaced the aframe with a teeter for the sake of space, but the aframe can certainly be swapped back in. Here is the Steeplechase Finals course and you can read through the the real time commentary from the...

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