Contact Training Overview

This training is organized into 4 phases:

Phase 0 is the pre-work covered in

Stopped contact Pre-Work and Get Organized.

Phase 1 are the foundation behaviors and are covered in

Get Started through the Phase 1 Checkpoint.

Phase 2 is where each of the foundation pieces are assembled into a reasonably finished performance on the full size obstacle and are covered on

the dogwalk, A-frame and teeter pages.

Phase 3 is where the independent obstacle performance is used in sequencing and where you generalize the performance to new environments in preparation for the ring.

That isn’t covered here, but you know what to do - make it a super fun game to resist the urge to do anything but the behaviors you want to see! And don’t reward things you don’t like - Pay attention to every obstacle performance.