Go the Distance – Vol. 1
Author: Stacy Peardot
Publisher: Clean Run Productions [website]
Whether you’re trying to get your velcro dog to move a few away from you or many yards, Stacy Peardot-Goudy’s exercises for training distance work will help. Distance work is a key element of success in any agility venue. While it is obviously critical preparation for Gamblers, the fact is that you cannot run your dog in the upper levels of the Standard and Jumpers classes in any venue if you and your dog are joined at the hip. The ingredients in the recipe for distance work that transform the dog working close with comfort and reliability to the dog that works at a distance with comfort and reliability are experience and confidence. In this series of videos, all exercises begin with you handling at a modest distance away from the dog, gradually adding distance over time as the dog becomes comfortable and reliable at each stage. The exercises can easily be tailored to any level of dog. Select [More Info] for a list of topics covered. 50 minutes long, DVD only, NTSC format. © 2004
Tricks for a Great Bond DVD
Author: Silvia Trkman
Format: DVD, NTSC format
Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Release Date: 2010
This DVD explains the 10 positive side-effects of teaching tricks and gives a general explanation of how to shape whatever trick you want. It also includes step-by-step instructions on how to teach 10 tricks, from basic to advanced ones. Tricks for a Great Bond also covers troubleshooting common problems; for example, dog not offering anything, dog not motivated, dog too excited, dog getting stuck, etc.).
Control Unleashed: Game Demonstrations
Clean Run Productions LLC
Author: Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT
Format: DVD, 3 discs, NTSC format
Running Time: 3 hours, 29 minutes
Release Date: 2010
Leslie McDevitt’s versatile Control Unleashed® program is designed to teach dogs and puppies how to relax, focus, and work off leash reliably in stimulating and stressful situations. Instead of using up their energy by getting distracted, excited, or worried about the things going on around them, dogs and puppies learn how to use their energy for focusing on you and the task at hand. Rather than using traditional attention and control techniques that often fail in highly charged performance situations, Control Unleashed® uses a creative and sensible series of training games that can be customized to the needs of each particular dog. The Control Unleashed® program also stresses the importance of balancing attention and control work with letting your dog “be a dog.”
This 3-disc DVD set contains real-life demonstrations of Leslie working with private students on some of the games from the book, Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog. For example, Lucy’s owner dropped out of agility class because the dog, a terrier, was extremely distracted with other dogs around. Lucy has done all of the foundation CU work and Leslie now introduces Lucy to advanced-level Parallel Games that include agility obstacles. Click on the Files tab for a complete list of games and training situations included on this DVD.
Please note that this DVD is designed to be used as a companion to the book, and demonstrates training games that are fully explained in the book.