🏆 Agility Handlers: It's Time To Eliminate the Stress Over Your Dog's Ability to Stay at the Startline or Risk Disqualification🏆

Solid Startline Stay

in 3 Steps, 5 Minutes a Day

Regardless of Duration, Distractions, or Handler Distance

Regardless of Duration, Distractions, or Handler Distance

Establish trust for a steady stance.
Effectively handle your dog’s arousal levels.
Bridge the gap between training and competition.
Enhance your handler performance.
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Worried About Your Dog Starting Too Soon?

Don't Let It Ruin Your Winning Mindset Before Your Run!

Have you ever felt really hopeful before an agility competition, only to have it all fall apart because your dog started too early at the starting line?

As you’ve probably noticed, this common behavior isn’t likely to change on its own.

You’ve likely tried various methods already…

Perhaps you’ve even experienced some success with them, but just when you thought you had it all figured out, this persistent problem came back around… Am I right?

Don’t you despise it when the potential for success could crumble before you’ve even had a chance to begin?

It’s not a fun thing — watching your dog slowly inch forward until they’re uncomfortably close to the starting jump.

Or feeling scared about courses with open, straight lines at the beginning, questioning whether you can depend on your dog.

There’s no need to be embarrassed, if you find yourself tip-toeing around your dog as they struggle to wait at the starting line.

In fact, you’re far from alone in dealing with this issue…

Even Elite Agility Handlers Struggle with This

There was a time when I couldn’t get enough of agility competitions.

I’d stand there, watching in awe as the best international dog handlers showcased their incredible skills. The speed, agility, and perfect teamwork—it was nothing short of amazing.

But there was always that ONE THING that held even the best of them back: a SHAKY startline stay.

In fact, my first agility dog also struggled with waiting at the start line. I always had to keep a close eye on her, hoping she wouldn’t break her stay too early before I reached my starting point.

Before a competition, my mind was already crowded with information, and worrying about whether my dog would stay or not only added to my stress.

I could sense THE SAME FRUSTRATION resonating throughout the agility community.

It seemed like everyone had a story to share about their dogs bursting with energy, only to break that crucial stay, shattering their dreams of a clean run.

Facing this seemingly hopeless scenario is also common during training sessions.

So, when the SPOTLIGHT OF COMPETITION only INTENSIFIES the situation, that frustration can really HIT HARD!

Picture this high-pressure moment:

Adrenaline pumping, heart racing, people cheering loudly, dogs barking … The atmosphere is charged with excitement, and the dogs are filled with anticipation. And then, just as the race begins, your dog darts forward, shattering your hopes of a perfect run.

I understand the feeling of being trapped in a never-ending cycle of disappointment.

Some dogs remain confident in their abilities, and the heightened excitement during agility competitions barely affects their performance.

And there are those who just can’t handle everything that’s happening around them. The sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive, resulting in a fight, flight or freeze response.

If your dog gets too excited and it clouds their ability to focus, follow instructions, or perform tasks they know well, you’re in the right spot.

Learn How to Deal With a Shaky Startline Stay Once and for All

Don't Let It Ruin Your Winning Mindset Before Your Run!

It’s simple.

If you don’t have a reliable startline stay, it is most likely because you either didn’t dedicate enough time to building solid foundations or your dog’s emotional state is in the way.


It’s common to see people repeatedly using the “stay” command (“Stay!!! Staaaaay!” NO! STaAaaAy!”), almost sounding like they’re threatening their dogs to stay in place.

I’ve got news for you: it doesn’t help! 🙂

In fact, it tends to increase excitement and often confuses the dog.

Traditionally, the stay behavior is taught as a separate command (“Stay!”), with the expectation that the dog remains completely still in a specific position.

Any behavior that hasn’t been thoroughly trained, practiced in various situations with distractions, and consistently reinforced is likely to fail when faced with stress or emotional changes.


The secret solution lies in tapping into their emotions and helping them discover their calmness.


“Stay” IS NOT treated as an isolated behavior and doesn’t require a separate command.

Instead, “stay” is viewed as a behavior with a clear start and finish.

Therefore, we won’t be employing a distinct “stay” command in our training. Instead, we’ll concentrate on extending the duration of the desired position, whether it’s sitting or lying down.

By relying on these two crucial cues for duration behavior, you also eliminate the need for frequent repetition of the “stay” command.

Isn’t that great?

From Restless to Remarkable

As I delved deeper into this newfound knowledge and began sharing it with other dog owners and fellow agility enthusiasts, the transformations were astounding.

Restless dogs were transformed into focused athletes, and their handlers rediscovered a sense of confidence and trust.

With our program, you can achieve the same results in just a couple of weeks, practicing for less than 5 minutes a day!

We aim for you to develop a rock-solid startline stay, regardless of the duration, distractions, or distance from you as the handler.

This solid stay will endure all the challenging situations, environments, or emotional states that agility competitions may bring.

This way you’ll be able to confidently focus on your part of the course, knowing that your dog has a dependable stay you can always rely on.

Before you know it, others will start approaching you, eager to discover the secret behind your freshly acquired agility success.

Your journey from frustration to triumph is right at your fingertips, and it all begins with a simple click…

Achieve Agility Excellence with the Solid Startline Stay

Start Feeling Like a Team with Your Dog Again

Say goodbye to:

Instead, you will:

Feeling lost and confused about how to start teaching a reliable startline stay on your own.

Get a clear step-by-step system for teaching a dependable startline stay, complete with precise examples and enjoyable exercises.

Not trusting your dog to remain in position and feeling disappointed that they don’t listen.

You'll uncover effective ways to address your dog's individual challenges and resolve them.

Feeling like you've failed as an agility handler and perhaps even embarrassed to admit that this "beginner" skill is causing you such problems.

Rediscover your confidence as an agility handler, conquer your frustrations, and approach this important skill with a newfound sense of assurance.

Flawless stays during training sessions, only to face persistent challenges in replicating the same behavior during competitions.

Achieve consistent success in maintaining the desired behavior both in training sessions and during competitive events.

Being overwhelmed by your dog's high arousal issues at competitions, adding to the overall performance stress.

Gain insights into how your dog's emotional states impact their stay and leverage this understanding to your advantage in various busy environments.

Facing disqualification and feeling discouraged because your dog consistently breaks the stay.

Celebrate your dog's recently acquired ability to maintain a solid stay, and enjoy competition without the fear of disqualification, knowing your hard work has paid off.

This Course is Ideal For:



New to agility and want to set the perfect foundations? Or is your dog the one that’s just starting out? You’ve come to the right place.



You’ve got some agility experience but your dog doesn’t know how to stay at the startline. Not a problem – we hold the key!



Does your dog have a history of breaking their startline stay and risking disqualification? This is the way to take things to the next level!

We Suggest You Explore
Other Options, If:


You think the problem is your dog and you are unwilling to change your own behavior.


You don’t mind being disqualified or achieving worse results in competitions because your dog breaks the stay.



You believe your dog can’t be helped.

Proven Techniques That Get Results, Every Time

»I have been able to apply this knowledge and build much more consistent stays during training and competitions. It has truly set even my youngest boy, Tide, up for success!«

This Solid Startline Stay course is everything an agility competitor truly needs and more. I believe there are hardly any among us who haven’t experienced the frustration of not being sure whether you can trust your dog to stay in position as we move away to prepare for the start of our run. It’s in moments like these that we realise how crucial it is to have strong foundations for the behaviours we teach. Participating in this course has deepened my understanding of the impact that arousal, excitement, and the environment have on maintaining the start line stay. With the help of the exercises presented, I have been able to apply this knowledge and build much more consistent stays during training and competitions. Thanks to our partners at Chasing The Tale for offering this awesome course; it has truly set even my youngest boy, Tide, up for success!

Jana Gams

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner,
an Active Competitor in Agility and FCI Obedience, CEO of dogs4motionacademy

»Perfect course to start with before agility sequencing or to fix existing startline issues!«

Solid Startline Stay course doesn’t only – or really 😉 – teach your dog to “stay”, it helps you understand what’s going on in dog’s head and how to navigate his emotions before the magical release word. You’ll love the holistic approach of the instructors and videos with clear instructions. After completing the program you’ll have a reliable startline and you’ll feel much better partner for your dog!


Beata Luchowska

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Certified Canine Physiotherapist,
Trainer, International-Level Competitor

You’re just one click away from leveling up your dog’s agility game.

The 3-Step Roadmap to Mastering Your Solid Startline Stay

Here's exactly how you'll achieve it:

Step: 1

Understand Why Dogs Break Their Stay

If you don’t have a reliable startline stay, it is most likely because you either didn’t dedicate enough time to building solid foundations or your dog’s emotional state is in the way.

Step: 2

Set Perfect Foundations for a Rock-Solid Stay

In this practical part, you will learn the essential skills that build a rock-solid stay at the startline.

You will discover 6 in-depth lessons filled with fun and easy exercises that will ensure your dog knows the basics of a good stay.

Step: 3

Bulletproof Your Stay With 3D Challenges

Strengthen your dog’s stay on the agility field with fun exercises that challenge your dog’s distance, duration, and distractions. 11 different exercises will prepare your dog for anything the agility environment will throw at them. You will discover why a good stay can fall apart and how you can prevent that by problem-solving some of the most common challenges faced at the start line.

Master the 3 Key Pillars for a Bulletproof Stay

Pillar 1: Mastering Duration

Up-level your dog’s stay duration with effective teaching methods and progressive exercises for enhanced patience.

Pillar 2: Mastering Distance

Through engaging and fun exercises you’ll learn effective teaching methods to help your dog maintain their position as you move away or hide, especially valuable in energetic situations like agility competitions.

Pillar 3: Mastering Distractions

Discover essential concepts for training your dog, including impulse control exercises to manage arousal levels.

You’ll also obtain strategies for handling various distractions, such as environmental changes, like agility courses, to uphold your dog’s focus and obedience.

Get Results Fast:
Nothing Left Out

Your key takeaways from this will be:


Clear Plan of Action:

This system provides a ready-to-use, step-by-step, 3-part system with dynamic and active exercises.


Deeper Understanding:

This course is thorough in its approach, explaining each move and its purpose in detail.


Problem Solving:

Learn how to work through your existing problems and build new, reliable, behaviors.


Confidence and Clarity:

You’ll find it effortless to grasp the concepts and structure your own routine perfectly.

Empowering Agility Enthusiasts and Competitors Worldwide

»You simply need to have this if you ever plan on competing. It is one of the first things I work on with my dogs and I recommend you do too. I’ll be doing these exercises with my next puppy too.«

I recommend this Startline Stay course to anyone struggling with getting their dog to wait before their run. As a competitor and judge, I believe that waiting at the startline is a basic skill that every agility dog should have in order to perform effectively. It is what you start your run with and a fundamental behaviour that you simply need to have if you ever plan on competing. It is one of the first things I work on with my dogs and I recommend you do too. This course takes on a very organised approach to teaching the stay and walks you through a wide range of challenges that will help you trust your dog at the startline on any competition. They have a chapter dedicated to solving agility-specific problems like exercises for dogs who can wait during training but break the stay on competitions. I trust the girls who created this course, they have taken care of my puppies, board & trained them before sending them abroad to their owners, and help me with my litters. I’ll be doing these exercises with my next puppy too.

Mirja Lapanja

Introducing ...

Solid Startline Stay

Master Solid Startline Stay in 3 Steps, 5 Minutes a Day

Regardless of Duration, Distractions, or Handler Distance

By Purchasing Now, You Receive Immediate Access To:

Rethinking Canine Commands

  • Understanding Stay Behavior: Gain a deeper understanding of the stay behavior, which may differ from your initial expectations.
  • Differentiating Commands: Differentiate between traditional and modern approaches, avoiding unnecessary commands that can confuse your dog.
  • Increasing Duration: Discover effective techniques for increasing the duration of your dog's desired position, a key skill in obedience training.
  • Preparation for Success: Prepare yourself for the exercises ahead, ensuring you're ready for success.

Understanding Stay Breaks

  • Preventing Training Errors: Avoid common mistakes with effective strategies.
  • Unleashing Stay's Potential: Discover the immense potential of the stay behavior and its ability to enhance both your and your dog's agility performance.
  • Dispelling Training Myths: Dispel prevalent myths surrounding stay training, ensuring you have accurate knowledge.
  • Managing Arousal Levels: Learn how to effectively manage and navigate your dog's arousal levels during stay commands.

Building Strong Stay Foundations

  • Unlocking the Power of Release Cues: Discover the significance of release cues in dog training and why they play a pivotal role in achieving reliable obedience.
  • Static Positions with a Twist: Learn how to properly teach static positions like Sit and Lie Down with a focus on clear cues for starting and ending the behavior, setting the stage for advanced training.
  • Foundation for Durability: Establish a solid foundation where your dog understands that behaviors initiate with cues and conclude with cues, making the addition of duration an effortless progression.
  • Calm Markers vs. Clicker Markers: Explore the use of calm markers as an alternative to clicker markers, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a calm and composed state during stays, enhancing reliability in your dog's behavior.

Position Proofing Games

  • Fun Exercises: Engage in interactive exercises to reinforce your dog's understanding of sit and lie down positions.
  • Enhancing Stay Value: Cultivate a strong commitment to staying in place, making these behaviors more valuable to your dog..
  • Behavior Reinforcement: Discover techniques to solidify your dog's reliability in sitting or lying down..
  • Diverse Training Experience: Add variety and fun to your training sessions, keeping your dog engaged and entertained..
  • Transforming Stillness into Joy: Turn the act of staying still into an enjoyable activity for your dog.

Handling Stay Breaks Like a Pro

    Acquire essential insights on effectively managing and addressing stay breaks, fostering continued progress in your training journey. Ensure your dog's ability to adapt and succeed at every level, minimizing the likelihood of errors.

Perfect Reward Placement

  • Reward Position's Impact: Grasp the importance of reward placement in shaping behavior.
  • Strategic Reward Placement: Learn how to purposefully position and deliver rewards to maximize training effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Influence on Movement: Understand how reward placement can encourage or discourage movement, ultimately building value for a static position.

3D Challenges: Mastering Distance, Duration & Distractions

  • Pillar 1: You'll elevate your dog's stay duration through effective teaching methods and progressive exercises, enhancing their patience.
  • Pillar 2: Engaging exercises will teach your dog to maintain their position as you move away or hide, particularly valuable in energetic situations like agility competitions.
  • Pillar 3: Discover essential training concepts, including impulse control exercises for managing arousal levels and strategies for handling various distractions, such as environmental changes like agility courses, to maintain your dog's focus and obedience.

Unlimited Access: Lifetime Availability to the Complete Course Content

  • Exercises that remain valuable throughout your dog's entire life.
  • Timeless learning: A course with no starting or ending dates.
  • Progress at your own pace, tailoring the difficulty level to keep up with the content.
  • Restart anytime: Take a break from training and resume the course at your convenience.
  • Train with different dogs whenever you desire.

User-Friendly Course Compatible with Any Device

  • Comprehensive, step-by-step, and well-structured
  • A ready-to-use course that balances simplicity with depth
  • Learn from the comfort of home or during your daily nature walks.
  • No expensive equipment required, utilize everyday items for effective workouts


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Bulletproofing Your Agility Startline Stay

Learn how to retrain the startline stay, address common challenges and enhance the reliability of your dog's performance.

Whether your dog has learned to break their stay, exhibits agility-specific issues like scooting forward or approaching jumps too closely, or tends to break the stay only during competitions, we've got you covered.

Get Access To The Dog Parents Community

We'll surround you with a powerful group of dog trainers and owners who know EXACTLY what to do in every situation. You're going to get access to our private, members only group where you can get support and guidance.

Based on Science

This course is product of:

➤ Science-based veterinary
➤ Canine sports medicine knowledge
➤ Personal training experiences
➤ Thorough research

“Arousal will increase athletic performance up to a certain point (the optimum). However, once arousal levels exceed the optimum level for the task at hand, performance will decrease.”

1Yerkes, R.M. and Dodson, J.D. (1908) ‘The relation of strength of stimulus to rapidity of habit-formation’, Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology, 18(5), pp. 459–482. doi:10.1002/cne.920180503.

“If the athlete suffers from over-arousal this can hinder their ability to concentrate, to be precise, and to problem solve.”

2Yerkes, R.M. and Dodson, J.D. (1908) ‘The relation of strength of stimulus to rapidity of habit-formation’, Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology, 18(5), pp. 459–482. doi:10.1002/cne.920180503.

“If arousal levels are especially high they can even spark the fight, flight or freeze response where the individual becomes angry and aggressive, tries to run or hide from the stressor, or disassociates and stiffens.”

3Jansen, A; Nguyen, X; Karpitsky, V; Mettenleiter, M (27 October 1995). “Central Command Neurons of the Sympathetic Nervous System: Basis of the Fight-or-Flight Response”. Science Magazine. 5236 (270): 644–6. Bibcode:1995Sci…270..644J. doi:10.1126/science.270.5236.644. PMID 7570024. S2CID 38807605.

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Chasing the Tale’s ideology is that dogs can be much more than just a pet if only we nurture their true potential with consistent, enjoyable, and clear training.

By ‘more than just a pet’ we mean that your dog can be your friend, your family member, your loyal companion, and more. We believe that dogs can make our everyday lives more fun and fulfilling with their happy attitude and contagious outlook on life.

Chasing the Tale is about creating stories with your dog and it is about adventure!

That being said, we should never forget what sparks the fire in our own dog’s! Always look at the dog in front of you and adapt your adventures to their specific needs and wants.

The goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves, together! The adventure need not be grand, as long as you make it your own – even if that means relaxing on the sofa and watching Netflix, going to a drive-in movie theatre, grabbing a coffee in the city or taking a refreshing swim in the lake.

All in all, the mission of Chasing the Tale is to encourage more dog owners to take their dogs with them on their adventures – and most importantly, show them how easy it can be with a well mannered dog! With all of this in mind, Chasing the Tale Academy was born.

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We’re so confident that you’ll achieve a rock-solid startline stay with the help of this course that we’re willing to back up your purchase with a 100% money-back guarantee.

If you don’t feel that the Solid Startline Stay has helped you, we’ll refund every cent you paid – no questions asked.

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No Age Limit!

You can work through all of these exercises with your brand new puppy. In fact, we would recommend doing so, in order to give your dog the right foundations from the start.

Over 15 Years of Dog Training Experience!

We have dedicated years of our lives to acquiring this knowledge. We’ve honed our skills through hands-on experience in our in-person classes, competitive agility events, workshops, and seminars. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of training methods is evident in our collaboration with esteemed experts like Jana Gams and Beata Luchowska, as well as other active competitors in the field. Our methods are not only up-to-date but also proven effective through real-world application.

Online Learning, Real-Life Results

» The best thing is that I‘ve gained a deeper understanding of dog training in general.«

I now often look at dog training differently or notice things in my or my dogs‘ behaviour I didn’t notice before.

Isabella & Rivia

The Only Course On Teaching Solid Startline Stay You'll Ever Need!

The opportunity to take part in a program like this rarely comes around. A course with this much knowledge and depth regarding agility-specific startline stay has never before been seen in such a simple, and easy-to-follow, step-by-step, ready-to-use format!

Does This Suit Me?

No, you can work through all of these exercises with your brand new puppy. In fact we would recommend doing so, in order to give your dog the right foundations from the start.

No. But don’t worry if you have taught your dog some basic stay behaviors already, we will show you how to upgrade them into the most trustworthy stay you can imagine.

Fret not, we have your back with this one. Although this is a self-study program you can always opt in for one one-on-one personal feedback with the instructors. Choose the working spot option.

You and your dog are not the only ones! If you don’t have a reliable startline stay, it is most likely because you either didn’t dedicate enough time to building solid foundations or your dog’s emotional state is in the way. Don’t worry, we have just the right tips, lessons, and tricks to help you work through that.

But if, after purchase, you feel that this course is not for you – you can always ask to get your money back and we will refund you, no questions asked.

Of course! This is a common problem. Agility competitions face your dog with a completely new environment and a different set of challenges. BUT it doesn’t mean that you can’t do something about it. This course will help you and your dog succeed with the stay – on competitions or elsewhere.

Technical Questions

Absolutely! With the Solid Startlines Stay course, you will have lifetime access. This means you can revisit the course, reinforce your understanding, and start with new dogs whenever you desire in the future.

One of our delighted Academy members has already completed one of the courses four times within the six-week workout period. She has reported that her dog has become incredibly strong and muscular. She feels more confident in her agility training, enjoying the satisfaction of giving her dog the utmost care and support.

The next payment is due one month after the initial purchase date. For instance, if the purchase is made on July 16th, the subsequent payment will be due on August 16th.

Yes. The access to the content platform is lifetime, and it is very easy to use and navigate. Additionally, PDFs of the Weekly Workout content are available for download.

Currently, the course is only available in English, but it does come with English subtitles. However, we do plan on translating the subtitles into other languages in the future, so please follow us for updates.

The video material is not downloadable, but the PDFs are. However, access to the online classroom is lifetime and the content platform can be reached very easily from any device (phone, tablet, or computer), and is very simple to use.

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»I loved how they take their time to explain why a dog is behaving a certain way rather than just throwing a possible solution our way.«

By doing so they help us dog owners understand our dogs more and thus allow us to find solutions on our own when encountering other


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