The key to having a solid start line in Agility is to train and proof it through the toughest of distractions. For our border collies, it’s maintaining criteria while the other dogs are blasting past them up the field or while the neighbor’s sheep are moving past. For our little terrier mix, it is the understanding of maintaining a SIT because of the reward history built into this criteria, which is far more valuable to her than chasing chickens.
Trainers that expose their dogs to this type of understanding are those that do not worry about putting their dogs in a STAY in front of any agility obstacle.
Working on these foundation skills from the beginning stage through to the highest of proofs is just one of the segments we focus on in Ultimate Foundation.
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