Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rock Solid Weave Pole Entries


Accuracy • Consistency • Speed


Whether you are just beginning your weave pole sequencing or you are already competing at the highest levels, mastering independent weave entries at speed is a must have skill for every team! In this class you will learn fun and creative ways to work on independent weave entries without having to put your dogs through endless repetitions. 

This class teaches, in detail, a unique and fun skill game that you can practice in small spaces that will improve your dog’s weave pole entry success! Class covers everything from forward focus and weight shift to accuracy and precision in real world situations, and much, much, more. The class is designed to teach you the tools necessary to train your dog to have rock solid weave entries in a fun and motivating environment. 

The exercises in this class can be done with any type of weave pole (competition standard poles, weave-a-matics, channel poles, 2x2, etc). Dogs participating in this class should have an understanding of how to weave between a poles. Beginner dogs are welcome and exercises can be adapted to training poles (open/offset). To get the most out of the class your dog should be food and/or toy motivated.



Class Length: 4 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Start Date: May 28, 2019

Equipment needed:
4, 6 or 12 weavepoles

Space needed:
Average living room size



Course Structure:
-This online class is 4 weeks long and is held as a Facebook Group. All participants need to be members of Facebook to participate. 
-1 Video lesson each week (posted Tuesdays)
-PDF Downloadable written instructions and FAQs for each lesson
-Video demonstration and explanations of each assignment
-Detailed review for all student’s homework videos
-Open class discussion for all participants

Registration & Payment
-Send request via email to SpeedoggieAgility@me.com. You will be given more details on how to send payment when you register for class.

-Cost:$100. Payable online via Zelle, ApplePay, Messenger Pay, PayPal or by check.





Friday, March 29, 2019

Perfect your start line and contact releases NOW!

Really Reliable Release Cues
Online Class Registration Is Open!
Tired of babysitting your dogs stay performance or worse yet, faulting an otherwise beautiful run do to a self released start line, early contact release or exiting the table before the end of the count? If so then this class is for you!

Start lines, contact releases and table performances all have one thing in common and that is the dog should hold position until released. Regardless of what your preferred position and release cues are, this class will help you develop and strengthen you and your dogs performance with simple exercise and fun games that are easily taught and practiced even in the smallest of training spaces.


Whether your just beginning your training or are already in competition, having a reliable stay is paramount to your ability to handle effectively. This 4 week class is back by popular demand and will instruct you on fun and creative ways to work on your release cues without harsh corrections or having to walk your dog off of a course because they self released from a stay. This class will help you create an upbeat learning environment for you and your dog to work in. Also, since this is an online class you are free to work each weeks lessons when its convenient to your schedule.

Each week new lessons will be posted to the group. A video demonstration and a PDF with written details, as well as training tips and suggestions are included with each weeks class installment. Participants are encouraged to post their own training videos for review and to use the discussion forum to ask training questions and/or discuss any issues that arise. The materials in this classroom will remain available to all participants for 6 months after the end of the session (in read-only format). 

FMI, Registration and Payment Information send an email request to: SpeedoggieAgility@me.com
You will be given more details on how to send payment when you register for the class.

This class is 4 weeks long and starts on April 2, 2019.


Cost:$100 (Payable online via Zelle, ApplePay, Messenger Pay, PayPal or by check. 

This is a Facebook class, so you need to be a member of Facebook to participate. 
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Chris Ott is an international level dog agility competitor, trainer, coach, and GJP (Global Judging Program) Affiliate Judge with 35 years experience competing in dog sports. Her achievements include: Multi year USA/AKC World Agility Team Member, USA/AKC European Agility Open Team Member, Cynosport World Steeplechase Champion, Guinness World Record Holder for Dog Weaving, and Multi Year European Agility Junior Agility Team Coach. Chris is also one of the top breeders of performance border collies in the world with multiple dogs of her breeding being selected to represent their countries at FCI, IFCS, WAO, AKC, and Crufts Championships.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Total Team Conditioning Online Class Starts 3.12.19


This is not just another canine fitness class, this class is for the compete dog and handler team. And lets face it, we rarely work ourselves out as much as we do our dogs. In this class you will learn ways to work yourself out WHILE you are working your dog out in a fun and interactive way. Be the handler your dog needs you to to be and be ready for the spring show season! Improve you and your dogs balance and coordination using simple, fun, low impact exercises designed to be done in small spaces to build balance and flexibility. This 4 week class covers easy to perform exercises for both the handler AND the dog, helping the team to build their skills together. All exercises are suitable for all dog breeds and handler body types. 

Do you have exercise equipment that you bought for your dog but don’t know exactly what to do with it. Well in this class we can show you how to use exercise props for both you and your dog to improve your dogs fitness as well as your balance, foot speed and coordination. These exercises are designed to help improve turning, crossing, accelerating and decelerating skills to make you be the best handler you can be for your dog while working your dog out at the same time to help keep them flexible and toned.

All exercises can be done without equipment and general household objects can be used as substitutes for many of the exercise props.

Online class includes:
- Downloadable written instructions and FAQs for each lesson
- Video explanations
- Video demo
- Critique of homework videos

Start Date: March 12 2019
Length of Course: 4 Week Facebook Class (Class page with all course material and videos available in read only format to participants for one year after completion of class).
Cost: $100



To sign up for the class send an email to: SpeedoggieAgility@me.com You will then receive payment information options.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Conditioning for Improved Jumping 2019

Improve your dog’s ability to jump expertly and fluidly with functional fitness exercises to strengthen, balance and coordinate your dogs body.



There’s a lot more to jumping well than simply keeping the bars up. A skilled jumper has the knowledge and physical ability to navigate jumps speedily and efficiently with a minimum of ground impact, enabling the dog to have a long, successful agility career while minimizing the possibility of jump related injuries or stress.

These exercises have been developed from years of experience creating thoughtful, talented and extremely successful jumpers and can benefit all agility dogs with exercises that target strength and flexibility in the muscle groups needed for jumping as well as improving the dog’s ability to understand, gauge and navigate jumps in all their forms. This is excellent for the dog who has jumping issues as well as for teaching and maintaining great jumping form in any agility dog.

The exercises can be done without specialized equipment, although in some cases using exercise disc or other inflatables increases the workout. There is no actual jumping of agility jumps in this class, only conditioning exercises to build jumping ability. All workouts can be done in the size of an average living room. 





Start Date: February 4th 2019
Length of Course: 4 Week Facebook Class (Class page with all course material and videos available in read only format to participants for one year after completion of class)
Cost: $100


12 Minute K9 Workout 2019

12 Minute K9 Workout



Strength, Conditioning, Functional Fitness
& Proprioception Disciplines For Canine Athletes

The Four Paw Fusion Yoga® 12 Minute K9 Workout program is specifically designed to produce maximum results in a minimal amount of time – perfect for conditioning one dog or multiple dogs and for handlers with hectic and busy schedules with minimal time for conditioning their dogs. The Four Paw Fusion Yoga® 12 Minute K9 Workout is a perfect time saver offering a full and complete workout in as little as 12 minutes!

• core strengthening
• body awareness
• injury prevention
• mental stability & relieve anxiety
• post-surgery rehabilitation
• active recovery
• increased flexibility
• overall body maintenance
• confidence building
• improved competitive performance
• impulse control
• increased focus
• and much more!

The program was designed to easily guide dog/handler teams through specific exercises targeting muscle groups used and injured most frequently by dogs in competitive sports. This program is also a functional fitness program designed to improve your competitive game while strengthening and conditioning your dogs body.

Each weeks new positions/exercises are demonstrated and described in detail and then incorporated into that weeks 12 minute work out. Four Paw Fusion Yoga® workouts are “vinyasa flow” style with each movement flowing from one exercises/pose to the next. 

This program is perfect for all dogs regardless of size or structure. Developed in conjunction with world leaders in canine rehabilitation, muscle strengthening and core development, the Four Paw Fusion Yoga® 12 Minute K9 Workout program combines customized canine yoga positions into routines and blending poses together to create smooth, flowing and completely holistic workouts.

Exercise balls, peanuts, balance discs and more can be added for teams that wish to increase the intensity of any part of the workout.

Start Date: February 4th 2019
Length of Course: 4 Week Facebook Class (Class page with all course material and videos available in read only format to participants for one year after completion of class)
Cost: $100


Friday, December 28, 2018

Improved Contact Performances for the New Year!

Speedoggie/Total Team Conditioning For Consistant Contact Performances 2019


Is your dog jumping off the contacts? 

Stopping at the top of the A Frame to ‘admire the view’? 

Inching/creeping down the contact planks? 

Using the table as a springboard? 


The skills taught in this class will help you teach your dog a more consistant and reliable contact end performance. The exercises covered in the class focus on building greater generalization skills to your performance so your dog will be able to apply what they learn in practice to the competition environment. This class also covers common mistakes made in contact end position training as well as individual team problem solving. This class is designed for all size and breeds of dogs. 

End position skills and functional fitness exercises that do not need to be taught on actual contact equipment can greatly improve your dog’s ability to perform contacts quickly, accurately and consistently. Practicing your dogs contact performance position away from competition equipment allows you to disconnect any stress and/or confusion your dog may have during the learning phases of your training, away from the competition equipment. Once the contact end position is perfected, the behavior can be easily be transferred to the contact equipment. 



In this class we not only work on building the physical strength and conditioning for achieving your preferred contact performance but we also offer training tips on how to use these exercises to aid in your dog’s generalization of these skills to the actual contact equipment. 

This class is open to all levels. No equipment is required and props can be made out of household items. All exercises can be performed in the size of an average living room (carpet or anti slip mat/yoga mat is recommended for traction). 

All Speedoggie/Total Team online classes feature:
- Downloadable written instructions and FAQs for each lesson
- Step-by-step explanations of each weeks exercises
- Video demo including slow motion and screen capture to show details
- Easy to follow critique of homework videos for all working participants



This class is 4 weeks long and starts on January 7th 2019
Cost:$100 (all course materials are available in read only format for a full year after the classroom closes)

To Register please email: SpeedoggieAgility@me.com with your name and your dogs name. You will receive a confirmation email in return with payment information and how to get signed up to the class page. 

This is a Facebook class, so you need to be a member of Facebook to participate. 
For more information on this class and/or to register contact: SpeedoggieAgility@me.com

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Chris Ott

Monday, November 19, 2018

2 NEW ONLINE CLASSES STARTING NOVEMBER 27TH!

Agility Toolbox Series: Really Reliable Release Cues




Start line stays, stopped contacts and table performances all have one thing in common and that is the dog should hold position until released. Regardless of what your preferred position and release cues are, this class will help you develop and strengthen you and your dogs performance with simple exercise and fun games that are easily taught and practiced even in the smallest of training spaces.

Tired of babysitting your dogs stay performance or worse yet, faulting an otherwise beautiful run do to a self released start line, contact or table performance? If so then this class is for you!

Whether your just beginning your training or are already in competition, having a reliable stay is paramount to your ability to handle effectively. This 4 week class will show you fun and creative ways to work on your release cues without harsh corrections or having to walk your dog off of a course (ie “the walk of shame”) because they self released from a stay. This class will help you create a fun and upbeat learning environment for you and your dog to learn in. Also, since this is an online class you are free to work each weeks lessons when its convenient to your schedule. 

Each week new lessons will be posted to the group. A video demonstration and a PDF with written details, as well as training tips and suggestions are included with each weeks class installment. Participants are encouraged to post their own training videos for review and to use the discussion forum to ask training questions and/or discuss any issues that arise. The materials in this classroom will remain available to all participants for one year after the end of the session (in read-only format). Pre-course materials include tips for online learning as well as forms you can print out to document your training so you can track your progress.

FMI & Registration: SpeedoggieAgility@me.com

This class is 4 weeks long and starts on November 27th, 2018.
Cost:$100
Payable online via Zelle, ApplePay, Messenger Pay, PayPal or by check. You will be given more details on where to send payment when you register for class.

This is a Facebook class, so you need to be a member of Facebook to participate. 

ALSO STARTING THIS MONTH


Agility Toolbox Series: Rock Solid Weave Pole Entries 

Regardless of what style weave poles you have to work with (2x2, regulation poles, channels, weave-a-matics, etc) or how large your working space is (exercises in this class can be done in the size of an average living room space), if reliable and independent weave entries are what your looking for then this class is perfect for you and your teammate. 

Whether your just beginning your weave pole training or your already competing at the higher levels, developing reliable weave entries is a must have skill for every team. This 4 week class will show you fun and creative ways to work on weave entries without having to put the dogs thru endless repetition. 

Each week new lessons will be posted to the group. A video demonstration and a PDF with written details for each weeks lesson as well as some training tips. Participants are encouraged to post their own training videos for review and to use the discussion forum to ask training questions and/or discuss any issues that arise. The materials in this classroom will remain available to all participants for one year after the end of the session (in read-only format). Pre-course materials include tips for online learning as well as forms you can print out to document your training so you can track your progress.

FMI & Registration: SpeedoggieAgility@me.com

This class is 4 weeks long and starts on November 27th, 2018.
Cost:$100
Payable online via Zelle, ApplePay, Messenger Pay, PayPal or by check. You will be given more details on where to send payment when you register for class.

This is a Facebook class, so you need to be a member of Facebook to participate.