Training in Ten Minutes

If you’re one of those people who, while at work all day, dreams about what you will do with your dogs when you get home, only to find that the time you had slips away from you between chores, children, spouses, and the other little necessities of life, then you’re not alone! In this series of articles, following the Bob Bailey motto of “Think, Plan, Do”, I’ll outline plans for skills that you can train in ten minutes or less, so that you can find the time you didn’t think you had to train your dogs!

The below articles were originally published in Clean Run Magazine and have been reformatted for a better online experience. Enjoy! And, check back later as new articles are posted!

Training in Ten Minutes, Episode #1

In this ten minute trainer episode, we’re going to work on an often neglected, often maligned obstacle….THE TABLE.

Training in Ten Minutes, Episode #2

Teach your dog to circle a cone with this informative video, originally published as an article in Clean Run Magazine.

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Training in Ten Minutes, Episode #3

Teach your dog to bypass the obvious entrance of a tunnel (also known as a tunnel threadle).

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Training in Ten Minutes, Episode #4

In this episode of the 10-Minute Trainer, I’d like to share with you a few of the short exercises that I use with my dogs to make sure that we’re both on the same page with our understanding of location cues.

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Training In Ten Minutes, Episode #5

In this episode of the 10-Minute Trainer, we’re going to spend our ten minutes working on an obstacle that is often overlooked….the table.

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Training In Ten Minutes, Episode #6 – Post Turns

In this episode of the 10-Minute Trainer, we’re going to spend our ten minutes working on POST TURNS

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Training In Ten Minutes, Episode #7 – Fun with weave poles

In this episode of the 10-Minute Trainer, we’re going to have some fun with weave poles. I’m going to assume that your dog already knows how to weave, and that, in your 10-minutes today, you’d like to spend some time working on weave poles in a way that’s quick, fun, and productive! So, here are a couple of weaving games you can play, alone, or with a training partner.

Training In Ten Minutes, Episode #8 – Collection

In this episode of the 10-Minute Trainer, we’re going to have some fun with weave poles. I’m going to assume that your dog already knows how to weave, and that, in your 10-minutes today, you’d like to spend some time working on weave poles in a way that’s quick, fun, and productive! So, here are a couple of weaving games you can play, alone, or with a training partner.

Training In Ten Minutes, Episode #9 – Tricks For Agility

In this episode of the 10-Minute Trainer, I’m going share some tricks that I use for keeping my dog engaged while waiting for my turn to go in to the ring at a competition. I find that it can be very helpful in this situation to have at least a handful of tricks that meet the following criteria…

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