Agility Training for Dogs : Use the Tunnel for Dog Agility Training
This is Elise Paffrath from Breeze Thru Agility.
I am talking today on behalf of Expert Village.com.
We are talking about teaching dogs agility.
One of the favorite obstacles of a dog, most
dogs, are the tunnel and it is the one of
the first things I introduce to my beginner
students. The tunnel is an enclosed space
but the dogs for some reason really love doing
it. So I introduce the dog, here by having
them sit, Sit and then going to the other
side and calling them through, Okay, Shoot.
Good girl!. I let the dog have a toy reward
or a treat. When the dogs get more experienced
you can begin to curve the tunnel and make
it longer, that way the dog doesn’t see
the light at the end of the tunnel, but they
still have to proceed to the end. Ready. Shoot.
Okay. also you want to practice sending your
dog to the tunnel from a little bit of an
angle and from further back, Ready!, Behind.
Behind. Okay. Shoot. Once dogs get running
full courses, they love nothing better than
to barrel ahead through the tunnels.