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Title: Obstacle Course Training For Dogs

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Obstacle Course Training For Dogs
In agility your dog has to be trained to run
courses. You can train him on obstacles
separately or you can train him on a dog training
course, either option is ok but a course is much
better in the long run. Most dog agility h
andlers have had experience running and training
their own dog but when new handlers arrive at a
club they have had no experience in agility and
need all the help that they can get! So advising
them about dog training courses is the best way
to start.
Some handlers may have had previous experience in
competitions like dog obedience, show dog work or
fly ball but not in agility. When starting out
learning courses is the first thing any handler
must do, they must know what a course involves
and how to run one, if they do not know then how
is their dog supposed to? A dog training course
is a simple method to teach your dog
agility and is great practice for when it
comes to competitions. Any dog can run a course,
minis, midis or full seized dogs are welcome in
shows but of course the obstacles are lowered for
the smaller dogs!
A dog training course is usually used on training
nights by all the members of the club and there
is usually one handler there who helps the rest,
by letting the handlers know what they are
doing wrong with their dog, the handler
must project good body language and good
commands for the dog to follow orders if the
handler doesnt then the dog will just run around
and not do anything correctly!
Separate obstacles are usually set up for
handlers and dogs who need to concentrate on just
one aspect of the course, for example
their jumping, weaves or contact points.
Again there is usually a guide there to help the
beginners to show their dog what it needs to do.
A lot of dog training courses are ran with
inexperienced dogs on the leash so that they
dont interfere with other dogs running on
different training courses.
Any dog can learn agility with the right
method of training, dog training isnt only
available in agility or obedience either. I
mentioned something earlier called fly ball. Fly
ball is the new competition sweeping the UK by
storm. Crufts (the biggest UK dog show) now even
have a course for it. It is where the dog runs
over five small low to the ground hurdles and
then reaches a box where it places it two front
paws on a pad, when the pad is pressed a tennis
ball is released from behind the machine and the
dogs aim is to catch it and run as fast as they
can back! This is great to watch and even better
to train for.
If trained correctly on a training course dogs
can be taught amazing things and reach new
heights that you didnt think possible, try and
train as often as you can and your dog will soon
be a master in its game and youll carry home
many trophies and rewards for your efforts!
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