Box Method – Adding Speed – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Box Method – Adding Speed

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    I didn’t go through all of these steps to teach my B.C.’s Sugar and Bernie the running Aframe. I introduced it to them on the ground then put it on the Aframe completely flat and all the way to the bottom. Added the cue word “hit-it” on the ground and applied it to the Aframe. I started by using a target with a treat on it out from the bottom of the Aframe and then started throwing it from my hand. I never did more then two repetitions (Aframe only) the first few lessons and then just started using it on a course. Both dogs got it quickly. Now, once in a while I will put it on the Aframe just as a reminder although I haven’t had any problems without it. The running contacts have been a big help for Sugar who is extremely reactive to distractions if she has the opportunity to stop anywhere on course including bolting to bark at something. Running contacts have definitely been a big help. Both dogs are highly motivated.

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      Awesome! It sounds like your training went well. All dogs are different and some pick up on the training a bit quicker than others. And with running contacts some dogs are more included to success based on size and stride. This thread will be good if at any point in time you begin to have trouble and are looking for ways to review their understanding or proof the behavior.

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