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Verbal Cues in Agility

This question is from one of my patrons: Hi Megan! You mention using proactive cues to tell our dogs where the course is going. Many I know are physical. Can you share what verbal cues you might use along with our well versed wrap cues? For example, a 180 turn. And do...

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Reality Lines

To be able to predict where you will be on course in relation to your dog, it’s important to understand reality lines. Reality lines refers to where your dog will actually take off, land, and turn between the obstacles. Here are some things to consider: - dogs jump in...

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Avoiding FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

Most of you may know that I have a new puppy in the house! Torch is here, learning to be the best Torchy he can be until he can make it to his forever home. Part of being a well civilized house dog, and eventually a well civilized sports dog, is that he can be left...

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Tommy’s Terrible Teeter

Story Time!  I’m going to tell you about Tommy. A very special JRT that came into my life around 2008. He belonged to Cherie Whittenberg, and I was lucky enough to be his agility teammate from 2008 - 2013. We went to five USDAA National events and we racked up a whole...

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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.