A dog conditioning platform is a tool used for dog training and conditioning. It typically consists of a raised platform or board that the dog is trained to stand on or move around. The platform can be used to teach a variety of behaviours such as targeting, jumping, and pivoting.
Using a conditioning platform can help dogs learn to focus and stay in one place, which is especially useful for behaviours that require precise movements, such as agility training or obedience trials. It can also help dogs build confidence and body awareness.
When using a conditioning platform, it's important to start with simple behaviours and gradually build up to more complex tasks. Positive reinforcement techniques such as clicker training or reward-based training are often used with conditioning platforms to encourage and reinforce desired behaviours.
Overall, a conditioning platform can be a valuable tool for dog trainers and handlers, helping dogs learn new skills and behaviours while building confidence and focus.
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About the author: Hi 👋 I’m Emma, accredited as a professional dog trainer by the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). I help owners of energetic dogs achieve the dog-owning life they envisioned by providing robust obedience & agility training for dogs across my two venues in Balsham and Barton, near Cambridge.
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