In the Control at a Distance DVD, multiple-time NADAC national champion Amanda Nelson applies her unique “gate training” method to teach dogs these basic skills: Out (move laterally away from the handler), Here (come in toward the handler), Switch (turn away from the handler), and Tight (wrap the jump). She also covers teaching a command that tells the dog how to move across the bar when he is jumping. Amanda demonstrates the techniques with her Border Collies.
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Amanda Nelson has been competing in agility for 18 years and has been teaching agility for 7 years. She has an extensive and impressive list of achievements in NADAC with all of her dogs. Her first dog, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Sunny, was the Top Dog of the year in NADAC from 1996-1999 and the first dog to earn an Outstanding NATCH and a Superior NATCH. Amanda’s Border Collie, Chance, was the Top Overall Dog of the year in 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2002 and the Top Lifetime Dog Overall in 2002-2004. Amanda is the first Junior Handler to earn a NATCH, V-NATCH, and JH-NATCH as well as the first Junior to earn Top Dog of the year and 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 points. She is the first (and only) handler to earn three NATCHs in all three Divisions (Standard, Veterans and Junior Handlers). She has taught seminars all over the U.S. as well as traveling to Australia and Japan to teach.