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Fluid Contacts 

I am a big believer in my dogs choosing their path in agility, I want my dogs to always choose what works for them, both physically and mentally. And in my opinion contacts are one of the “big” things that…

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Focus on Conditioning! 

Conditioning and fitness is a huge part of my training program with my dogs. When I am working on a skill with my dogs part of the process of teaching that skill is ensuring that my dog is properly conditioned. 

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Commitment to Distance – Switch Work 

In this video I am working Trip on some various Switch work with the cone.   

The Switch cue for my dogs means for them to turn away from me. In this video I am working on side switches, and…

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The Dogs Choice

Last week I did a live lecture talking about how I teach my foundation for contacts. It was a lot of fun and all my students asked some really great questions!  One of the main questions that kept coming up…

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Distance and Drive – Part 1 – Cones 

In Part 1 of the Distance and Drive series, I will be talking about cone work and why I feel it plays a big part in distance training.

What is cone work? 

I start all of my foundation work with…

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Start Button Behaviors

Great article from Sarah!

The Cognitive Canine

Reducing stress, leveling out arousal, and achieving the optimum working state in our dogs are all things people in dog sports or dog training are interested in. Most of the emails I receive…

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Thoughts on Punishment

Denise Fenzi

Punishment is used in training to change behavior.  It is a consequence the dog wishes to avoid.

Let’s use crooked sits as an example.  If your dog performs a crooked sit in heel position, you’ll want to make that…

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Moving Waits!

I love, love, love teaching Moving Waits!  Not only do I think that a moving wait is fantastic for teaching impulse control, it is also great for contacts and startlines!

The first thing all of my dogs start to learn…

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Teaching Discriminations

When I begin teaching my dog’s their discrimination I use cones as “markers” to help show my dogs the “ins and outs” of discrimination work.

In the diagram below I show where I place the cones, in this example I…

Intro to Distance

I will be teaching my Intro to Distance class through Fenzi Dog Sports for the October term starting Oct 1st! (Registration is open today!)

During this class, I will be going over all of my foundation and flatwork exercises that…

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