Fostering Excellence in Agility

Fostering Excellence in Agility

Hosted by: Megan Foster

Megan Foster of Synergy Dog Sports shares her passion, knowledge, tips and secrets for all things dog agility. Each episode, she will take you through a critical element of agility training and break down the history...

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Concept Training for Improved Homeschooling

018 It's a fact that instructors wish students would practice more outside of class AND students wish that it was easier to practice outside of class. Dive into this episode to learn how Megan uses foundation skills...
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Improving Training Habits Based on Brain Research

017 Megan draws parallels between how we practice dog agility and how musicians practice and her ah-ha moments when applying current brain research to both. Megan references Dr. Molly Gebrian's excellent and...
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Stopped vs Running Contacts

016 Today Megan breaks down why someone may choose to train stopped contacts vs running contacts and how the choices for each contact obstacle are not exactly equal. Spoiler: it has a LOT to do with your big...
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Feedback & Motivation with Liz Joyce

Join me in this excellent conversation with fitness coach and my personal trainer, Liz Joyce. She is the founder of Canine Handler Fitness where she runs a speed and agility development program for agility handlers...
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Technique Training

Megan shares how she introduces new handling techniques to dogs and how she progresses the training overtime in order to build ring sustainability for both the handler and the dog. www.synergydogsports.com/community...
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Foundation Skills for Agility Dogs

All agility behaviors, no matter how complex, can be worked backwards to a series of skills that I teach as foundation behaviors to my puppies and dogs new to agility training. In this episode, I unpack these skills...
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Essential Skills for Agility Dogs

We all know how important foundations are, but what about the skills needed *before* foundations can begin? Those skills are what I refer to as essential skills, and I want to bring more awareness to them! These...
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Why I Upgraded to Location Specific Reward Markers

From frantic to fabulous! I unpack the turning point in my training, nearly 7 years ago, and how it has helped me reach unbelievable precision and clarity in my training.   www.synergydogsports.com/community 
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Puppies Part 3: Agility Foundations

Ok, but what CAN we be teaching our puppies that directly impacts their agility career?! Megan goes through her list of essential skills that prepares her puppies for agility foundations that can build, stack,...
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Puppies Part 2: Stop "Should"ing Yourself

009 Megan speaks to the mindset needed when embarking on raising and training your puppy for sports, and some top tips for planning your training with your puppy and how to maintain...
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Puppies Part 1: Life & Dog Sports

008 Megan opens this puppy mini-series talking about life and how to build the habits you want for that puppy long term and to recognize that the dog you live with is the dog you compete with and they are always...
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Training Plans

007 Megan breaks down her process for planning a training session, and gives her top tips for staying efficient and effective in your training. FREE video course on training plans:...
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