Agility Distance Handling Seminars with Todd Holt

 

About Todd Holt & Distance Handling:

Todd is currently competing with his Duck Tolling Retriever named Pocket. The very physical and energetic Toller has amassed an overall career Q rate of 72% while competing in AKC, NADAC, USDAA and CPE.  Todd expects Pocket to earn both his NADAC NATCH and his AKC MACH in 2018.


As most dogs can outrun almost any handler, separating the path of the dog and the handler is essential to allowing the dog to run at their fastest and enjoy the game to the fullest.  I teach having the handler be the GPS and letting the dog be the driver by allowing the dog to work away from the handler while still requiring the dog to work for the handler.  Distance handling at its core is not about 50-70 feet of separation, because as little as 10 feet can result in a smooth successful run.  It’s about the handler being in a position to guide the dog into the best position for fastest, most accurate run.

The Details: 

When: March 24th

Where: 255 E Center St., Ivins, UT

Beginners Distance Handling Seminar: 10am-12pm

Working Spot (with your dog): $50     Auditing Spot (no dog): $20


What you will learn:

- How to put the handler in the best position for the success of the dog

- Drills to improve attention and bonding while training/competing

- Techniques and drills to improve handling with immediate feedback and immediate results

- Foundation skills to build distance


Pre-Requisites: 

- Confidently/safely negotiate jumps, hoops, tunnels and sequences of at least 5 obstacles

- Recall to safely control the dog

-** Ability to reliably work off-leash at distances up to 15 feet

**Being that distance from your dog without he/she running off; does not mean doing agility at that distance. 

Intermediate Distance Handling Seminar: 1pm-3pm

Working Spot (with your dog): $50     Auditing Spot (no dog): $20


What you will learn:

- How to put the handler in the best position for the success of the dog

- How to approach course management and reduce handler stress

- Drills to improve attention and bonding while training/competing- Techniques and drills to improve handling with immediate feedback and immediate results

- Top 5 "What to avoid doing" tips


Pre-requisites:

- Confidently/safely negotiate jumps, hoops, tunnels, contacts and sequences of at least 10 obstacles

- Recall to safely control the dog
-** Ability to reliably work off-leash at distances up to 25 feet

- Some experience on barrels is a plus

- Startline and stopping on contacts is a plus

**Being that distance from your dog without he/she running off; does not mean doing agility at that distance.

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