Training Schedule Update

If you have been frustrated by the training calendar not showing open dates or times for December and January, there’s good news … problem solved, your favorite day / time are probably available now!  Please head on over and grab the date to work with your...

The Start Line Six

When Debi Hutchinson came to Dogwood Acres to present a two-day seminar on all aspects of Agility Handling and Training, without question the one thing that more participants commented on above all the other great information was her start line routine. Without an...

Debi Hutchinson Seminar

There are very few opportunities to train with an excellent trainer such as we are brining in this June.  Many in the agility world are accomplished for what they have done with their own dogs, but few are recognized for both what they do for their own dogs AND what...

Much ado about Barrels

There has been a great deal of buzz recently on social media and the NADAC Forum about Barrel performances, Barrel rules, and training for Barrels. I’m doing my homework to be able to train my dog and the students here at Dogwood Acres appropriately.  In the...

3 ways to get your dog’s focus

If you and your dog are going to work together as a team, then it seems pretty essential that the two of you must be paying attention to each other. This may sound like a quote from Captain Obvious, but somehow this simple concept gets glossed over by many handlers in...
Weave Pole Training (by Chris Parker)

Weave Pole Training (by Chris Parker)

My weave training method of choice is the Weave-A-Matic method, available thru Max200 (800-446-2920). Both my dogs that broke the world record were trained from the ground up with the WAM method. Some of my other dogs in the past were trained with the channel/chute...