Training - 30-30 for distance and independence
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30-30 refers to a goal I have for training all obstacle behaviors. I would like my dog to be comfortable going 30 feet to take an obstacle and I would like to be able to give them permission to do so from up to 30 feet away.
I begin working this skill immediately as I train the obstacle, but if you have not yet done so, you can work on it at any time.
If you are going to train on an obstacle, start with a wing jump or hoop. I say “if”, because you may want to train it on a crate, food dish, around a tree or any other non-agility obstacle first - to make sure you work out the kinks in your body language, placement of reward etc.