|Agility Basics Very nice online introduction
How to Teach Your Dog Left and Right Why would you want to teach your dog this? So he knows which way to turn once he runs to the end of the driveway or in agility
Training for Agility with Your Boxer Puppy Nicely illustrated
Silvia Trkman, agility guru
Internationally accomplished handler, known for her running contacts. Web site has some videos worth watching if you have broadband.
Guy Blancke's agility coaching by video You send him a videotape of your run, and he sends you back a commentary keyed to particular frames
Sending the Dog to the Tunnel
Advice for the Novice Gambler
Blind Crosses vs. Front Crosses
Agility Bits Speeding Up a Slow Dog
So You Want to be a Handler? Personal reflections on agility training
Agility commands in Spanish:
* back = parte posteriora
* walk on = camine encendido
* here = aqui
* right = la derecha
* tunnel = túnel
* tire = neumático
* weave = armadura
* over = encima
* go on = enciéndase
* good dog = buen perro
Three Basic Rules in Agility
(from "My System of Handling" by Greg Derrett):
1. Always keep your eye on your dog. How can you react instantly if you have your back to your dog?
2. Use the arm and the leg nearest to your dog to direct it. This will not only be far clearer for the dog to see but also far easier and quicker for the handler to run without twisting his or her body.
3. Face the way the dog is going until it is fully committed to an obstacle.
First, this will keep your dog powering forward to each obstacle due to the clear body signal but will also prevent many faults (classically, poles down and refusals), Commitment of your dog to an obstacle will mean that whatever you do, the dog will take the piece of equipment successfully. This will vary from dog to dog and can also change as the dog progresses through training.