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Old 03-11-2012, 04:49 PM
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Default Foundation Exercises

I have mentioned in the past that I'd like to try agility with Tucker but am starting to think a class would be better than just doing it on my own. However that will depend on how much money I have this summer. I haven't done anything with it yet because I always have something more important to work with him on each time I go home and I don't really know where to start. I'm also concerned that his training after the class will be so sporadic that he'll forget everything he learned because I'll be back in school and only come home about once a month except on long breaks.

In any case, I always hear about "foundation work" and know the names of some stuff...hind end awareness, rear and front crosses, get outs, cik and cap turns, running contacts, 2 on 2 off contacts, etc. I don't know what most of that actually entails though...the only one I have any idea on how to train is the 2 on 2 off contacts because I read Shaping Success. So I'm hoping you all can put together a list of foundation exercises and commands someone should or at least could teach before actually getting on equipment. I'd also love a written description of what each is (whether you write it yourself or give me a link I don't care) and then websites or videos that explain/show how to go about teaching it. Then I'd have an idea of what things I can start working with him on before the class, since I don't think the places I have access to actually have foundation classes. Even if I don't end up doing agility with him, I think this could be a good resource.

So, what do you need to teach before you can start working on the actual obstacles?

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