One important aspect of dog training is letting your dog run through courses. A dog training course is great for revving up your dog’s alertness and speed. Expert dog handlers always advise beginners to start by running their dogs in courses.
What is a dog training course?
This pertains to teaching the dog to run in courses where obstacles are placed for it to go through. Obstacles differ, depending on the type and size of the dog. This naturally increases the dog’s agility.
What should a handler remember in dog training course?
The handler must know how to authoritatively stand before the dog and give out commands properly. Projecting good body language will make the dog obey. Poor command of words and posture will only let the dog stray. Use a leash to help the dog focus and not mingle with other dogs running on tracks.
How do you prepare a dog for competition?
Invest on the dog’s agility by running in courses. This is the first step to train your dog to become focused in the course obstacles. Work on your dog’s obedience and showmanship as well.
What is Flyball competition?
This is a fun agility test for dogs wherein five low hurdles are present for the dog to go through, leading to a box where the dog sits his front paws on a pad that releases a tennis ball at the back. The dog then moves to catch it and runs back as fast as possible. This is the latest craze in the UK, and Crufts, UK’s most popular dog show, has a course for Flyball.