Being able to send your dog around a pole (or chair/cone/person/bag/whatever) is a great way to make your obedience training more fun and efficient. With the pole, you can get your dog on a distance and in full speed without having to work on stays. You can get new repetitions without having to move yourself. I use if for all kinds of things (finishes, holding dumbbell in motion, stand/sit/down on a distance and while running towards me, directed retrieve, the recall to heel in the square exercie etc.) You can also use it for agility handling. I’ve shown many of these things in the blog this winter and I will try to make an inspirational video with even more when I get the time (it would be much easier if the snow would melt from my training field so that I didn’t have to go to the riding facility to train).
Yesterday I made a short video of Bet, 9 weeks, who just started to learn this skill. This is her 4th and 5th short session:
Please leave a comment if you have any questions!
Thanks for this video. 🙂 I have a young boy and he has some foundations for this skill. My problem is he is a bit of a lazy puppy – everything he does is in a very casual way. I think I am going to have to increase his toy motivation and try to replicate what is being done here with Bet. Thank-you. 🙂
Fanny Gott ,
I’m glad to be able to inspire. Good luck with your puppy!