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Optimizing Your Training Sessions

So much to train and so little time! How do you make the most of your training time outside of your group classes? Do you find yourself in your training space making it up as you go? Are you making progress towards your goals, or do you have too many project behaviors...

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Leaving the Ring Early

Why is leaving the ring early referred to as, "the walk of shame"? Who is meant to feel shame in the situation? There should be no shame in getting out there and competing with your dog, and there should definitely not be shame if you choose to end the run early. Here...

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The Proof is in the Pattern

Here's a short blog post (mostly videos!) of some example of training sessions where I was able to use a distinct pattern for the dog to get reinforceable behavior quickly. What you need starting point - this is typically a station for my young dogs behavior - eye...

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Training in the Ring

Agility is changing and now nearly every agility organization offers or allows some type of training in the ring (or is at least going to test it out). How can you use these allowances to your advantage? One thing to keep in mind is that you were always training in...

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About

Megan Foster

FOUNDER, SYNERGY DOG SPORTS

I have been training in agility nearly my entire life. With seventeen years of experience, I have had the opportunities to work with hundreds of dogs within a large variety of breeds.

I began my agility journey with an American Eskimo and a Westie. In 1999, I began competing with my first Shetland Sheepdog, Buddy. Buddy’s lesson to me was about connection and bond. While running him, I knew that agility was what I was meant to do.

About Synergy Dog Sports

Committed to providing a supportive learning environment for learners at both ends of the leash, Megan works with each team as individuals, bringing them to the next level no matter which path you choose to take with her: in-person classes, seminars, online classes, or 1-on-1 coaching.