Phase 1: Run really fast

Run Really Fast

This video illustrates a dog (and handler) who is confident with the building blocks and is able to progress to teaching the dog to run as fast as they can on something very much like an A-frame and like a dog walk too.

The video on the left shows a dog who has a strong enough foundation in the skill of running on a plank to be able to progress to the next phase in 2o2o contact training. Notice that hoops on the dogwalk discourage unsafe behavior and also create a noticeable visual aid for the dog that enables a criteria-free entrance and exit off the obstacle.

The video on the right shows a dog who has a strong enough foundation in the skill of running on an a-frame sized plank to be able to progress to the next phase in 2o2o contact training. Notice that hoops on the a-frame perform the same function as on the dogwalk. In addition stride regulators encourage a specific striding pattern on the downside of the a-frame - although Echo doesn’t exactly respect that, this is a warning sign that I have too much speed and not enough impulse control so that is something I will have to work on.

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