For those of you who train with place boards, which DVDs and or books do you like most? Is there a program/method to follow that you like?
we learned the use of place boards from Jim Dobbs quite a few years ago,its a very valuable asset to have in the teaching repetoire...we made our boards and attached a rope handle on each to carry them around..have used them in the garage in the winter (Idaho) when it was too cold/snowy to train young pups..Kate and Brig liked them and were good pupils on them.
Dobbs has a series of articles on platforms:
I think there's a lot of potential in platforms, specifically in teaching casting as in the Dobbs articles. I haven't played with it enough myself, platforms are heavy.
Jennifer - what do you use for platforms? I found a foam aerobics step at Goodwill once, but it was juuuuust too short for my dog to stand comfortably.