Sunday, April 10, 2011
Teaching Get Out and Go
The out around a barrel I started just a few days ago. I am still using a clicker with her on this project, but when she gets really good and is sending a good distance, I will start to use a toy reward. This is a good exercise to get the pup to think about staying on either one hand or the other - not crossing in front of me to go another direction. The next step will be to add another barrel. When I get her figure eighting with another barrel I will get another video. This is also a great way to exercise dogs and warm them up at a trial. Once they learn to get out around an object then you can send them around trees, bushes, chairs - just about anything you can find. I use this exercise to teach OUT - lateral movement away from me.