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A step by step guide on how to practice dog agility at home: "go round" is where the dog goes around to the back of a jump and takes off the opposite side than they were previously travelling.

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Get Started in Dog Agility at Home. Guide 2: "Go round". Going around a single jump wing or pole following the handlers ‘driving arm’. Requirement: your dog can complete a full circle complete a full circle around the obstacle in both directions following a lure. Find a guide to training this first part here: https://angliandogworks.com/blogs/how-to-practice-dog-agility-at-home   What: A ‘go round’ is where the dog goes around to the back of a jump and takes off the opposite side than they were previously travelling.  In this exercise, we will use an empty hand to direct the dogs behind an obstacle and to turn...

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What:   a “Pull through” is a term used in dog agility when your dog takes two obstacles in the same direction by being called through the gap between two jumps after they land ‘Jump 1’ so that they can be directed onto ‘Jump 2’. When doing a pull through, the handler momentarily turns and changes the ‘driving arm’ / arm closest to the dog to fake a change in direction which gathers the dog between the obstacles to create a turn.In this exercise, handlers’ can practice this shoulders movement as their arms cross their body to throw out a treat side to...

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Get Started in Dog Agility at Home. Front Cross. Guide 2 What:  A front cross is a handling move where you get ahead of your dog and turn plus and change your driving arm so that the dog change which side they are to you. This gives us the ability to move in a clockwise and anticlockwise direction on an agility course. In this exercise, a front cross is performed in the presence of distractions provided by two bowls.   Why: We can practice the handling moving using toys instead of jumps. This practice teaches the dog to follow the...

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Get Started in Dog Agility at Home. Guide 2: fan work foundations: direct with a driving arm around four jump wings arranged in a circle (up to 5m) Dog Agility at Home, Introducing Agility Equipment: Fan work  Requirement: your dog can complete a full circle (set out with poles in the ground) in both directions following a food or toy lure. Find a guide to training this first part here: https://angliandogworks.com/blogs/how-to-practice-dog-agility-at-home/fan-work-one   What: The handler stands in the centre of a circle of poles upright in the ground, the hand closest to the dog will be held out and empty and used...

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