Agility Training Your Dog



Attempting the process of Agility Training Your Dog can be a frustrating processes, especially if done wrong.

The most important thing about Training Your Dog is to be consistent.

Understand that your dog will not learn what you teach him in less than 24 hours and that you will actually have to work at it for weeks on end. Agility Training your dog takes time and patience for him to get used to your body language and these new commands.

It is often recommended that your dog undergo Dog Obedience Training first before beginning Agility and Speed Training.

This helps the dog understand the basics like sitting, down; staying, and he would also have a good understanding of how to learn new commands.

To first start agility training your dog, it is recommended that your pooch Visit Your Veterinarian before performing extreme amounts of exercise activity.

Learning some basic Dog First Aid can help spot some signs your dog is experiencing some discomfort. Older dogs need extra care when they are Agility Obedience Training for the very first time.

It is recommended that overweight dogs go on a diet to help improve performance. It is noted that Agility Training Your Dog will help your dog loose weight, but putting him on a diet will help put less strain on vital organs and body parts like the heart, joints, ankles, and paws.

Puppies that are still developing should not train unless your vet has stated that your puppy has reached his full adult size. Puppy Agility Training your dog at such a young age, especially when their joints are still developing, can be very risky and cause permanent harm.

Dog Agility Training Obstacles equipment and training aids, such as wobbling boards, help train for careful footing.

Novice dogs start with smaller and lower (in height) equipment to get them familiar with the obstacles. All dogs learn differently and at their own pace. In the early stages you might get a dog who will overcome any obstacle given to him or you might have a dog that is a bit sheepish and unsure what to do.

The more confident dogs have a higher chance of becoming sloppy and end up hurting themselves so they need extra caution. The more timid dogs will need patience and care. These dogs will probably take the longest out of them all, but just remember to have a positive tone of voice and to constantly reward good behavior.

Each obstacle requires a special training technique. Typically the teeter-totter or otherwise known as the seesaw and the weave poles are the most difficult to teach a dog. The seesaw can be quite freighting for an early beginner and it should not be taught till they are more familiar with other obstacles.

When it comes down to weave poles, dogs often are unsure what to do. This makes a lot of sense because you are teaching your dog to move in a very unnatural way. The best way to make them feel comfortable is to have two poles with enough space in between and to slowly make them go in a zigzag pattern.

When they are more comfortable, then feel free to shorten the distance and have them do it faster.


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