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Categories: Competition Obedience

Q. What is the best sequence to train using the Michael Ellis DVDs?
Dear Mr. Frawley,

I’ve been studying the DVDs you’ve made with Mr. Ellis, I’m missing the two last one’s that I’ll be ordering by the end of this month, but I’m a bit stuck.

Can you direct me to a training schedule, or better said a training sequence, to work with the dogs from scratch? I know that there cannot be a rigid sequence and that all must be adapted to the animal itself, but thinking about a perfect world what would it be the best sequence to train a dog.

I train my dogs in obedience and for the RCI sport.

Thank you very much and very best regards,
Eduardo

A. The training sequence should loosely follow the order of the Michael Ellis videos. You can (of course) train heeling, retrieve, jumping and send aways simultaneously.

Before beginning any of that the dog must have a clear understanding of the foundation work, which is covered in the food and tug DVDs.

* The Power of Training Dogs with Food
* The Power of Playing Tug with your Dog
* Focused Heeling with Michael Ellis
* Training the Retrieve with Michael Ellis
* Training the Jumps with Michael Ellis
* Training the Send Away with Michael Ellis

I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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The DVD opens with an excellent lecture on the concept and training steps for the send away by Michael Ellis. This lecture was filmed at Michael's school on advanced obedience in California. There is a chapter on working with puppies and a chapter on when to use touch pads vs a toy. There will also be a chapter on training the whistle back (for the ring sports). There is an excellent section on retraining a Schutzhund dog to Michael's system of training the send away and an excellent chapter in which Michael reviews his system.

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Focused Heeling w/ Michael Ellis
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This DVD deals with the Michael Ellis system of training competitive dogs to jump. The DVD has chapters on the hurdle, the long jump, and the Palisade (which is used in the Ring Sports.) Michael Ellis system of dog training has its foundation in marker training (operant conditioning). When Michael teaches the jumps, it is all done through motivational methods. There are no corrections.

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Training the Retrieve with Michael Ellis (2010)
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The Power of Playing Tug w/ Your Dog
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