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Guest Video: Julie Flanery

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Fenzi Dog Sports Academy instructor Julie Flanery has generously provided me with an unedited training video to share with readers of this blog.  In my opinion, showing these raw videos allows for growth in people who are truly interested in doing better with their own dogs.

This video is long – 15 minutes.  But if you want to develop a better understanding of flow, shaping, reward placement, and choices that trainers make “on the fly,” then I’m going to suggest that you watch all of it and read her comments within the video.  Note that even professional trainers make errors, or wish they had made different decisions after the fact.  They simply keep going!

Julie is training for freestyle.  You’ll learn from it.  I did.

Thank you Julie.


About dfenzi

I'm a professional dog trainer who specializes in building relationship in dog handler teams who compete in dog sports. My personal passions are Competitive Obedience and no force (motivational) dog training. I travel throughout the world teaching seminars on topics related to Dog Obedience and Building Drives and Motivation. I own Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, a comprehensive online school for motivational training of performance sport dogs.

8 responses »

  1. Thanks for sharing this video. The comments throughout the video were great and pointed out what was going on. Super learning experience. Thanks, Denise 🙂

  2. Sandy Hayashi

    Thank you so much for posting this. I loved watching it and look forward to a repeat. We enjoyed Julie’s RallyFrEe class a lot and look forward to the next class in October. The video inspires and instructs.

  3. loved this. Thanks Julie & Denise. brilliant being able to rewind the video to study the actions and behaviours related to the comments.

  4. What breed is Kashi? She’s gorgeous! Very instructive, thanks. “One more” is so tempting…

  5. Timing of this was perfect. Julie is fantastic. Needed this to ” get back into the game”

  6. Great to watch Julie training. Comments wonderful to read. Was this 15 minutes all done in one afternoon? I love watching the Denise training sessions too.

  7. Thanks for sharing this video. Some really great stuff. I particularly love the attention to reward placement, and the flow through the training session. I also love how she re-engaged the dog around the 6 minute mark when she was starting to lose her.

    Gorgeous dog 🙂

    When my mind goes blank and I can’t remember what I wanted to do next, I ask for a fun trick (my dogs’ favourite is spin/twirl and back up), or I put them in a quick down/stay, grab some treats (which gives me a few seconds to think), then back to work.

    Was this video all made in one afternoon?

    Very useful video. Hoping to see more like this in the future 🙂

  8. That was great, I learn so much from watching other trainers and how they adjust during a session. I have one of Ms. Flanery’s clicker training dvd’s that shows her working with owners and their dogs at a seminar and I see more things every time I watch it. I’m not 100% sure but I think Kashi is a Tibetian Terrier.


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