January 20, 2007

Precision Steering

From Summer Camp with Canine Fun Sports

  • Use your arm to establish and maintain distance - arm out to the side, dog at a distance; arm beside the body, dog in close.
  • Use your finger to trace the dog's path, pointing at the specific point where you want your dog to be,
  • Keep your eye on your dog, maintain a connection between the two of you.
  • Use front and rear crosses strategically. Front crosses can tighten up turns, and speed up the dog. Your dog must be taught to allow you to cross behind.
  • Position yourself on the course to provide information about the direction of travel. eg Use the 'handling line' to do a front cross.

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