Check out this training course by Elaine Rinicker, BSc, ABC-DT, CCFT. Elaine set this up for her students and the sweeping, speedy sections in the opening and closing were nicely balanced by the tricky, tight section in the middle. It’s a good opportunity to practice directing your dog at speed, as well as fast contact performances and more. Can you get ahead of your dog in the weaves to manage the tunnel entry? (It’s more challenging than you think!) Have you trained a “turn off the A-frame into the tunnel” move, particularly if your dog has a running A-frame? Can you make sure your dog takes the tunnel at #10 rather than the A-frame? Try it and let us know how it goes!
**The teeter is on the course because it was used in another course. It can be removed from your course set up. Leave in the tire or replace it with a jump, though, because it’s a good off-course option.

Elaine Rinicker, owner of Happy Urban Dog Training, has a Bachelor in Science and is a certified dog trainer (Animal Behavior College – ABC). Elaine is also a Mentor Trainer for ABC, helping to train the next generation of dog trainers. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen (American Kennel Club) Evaluator, a AKC Puppy Star Evaluator, a Fitpaws Master Trainer, and a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer.

 

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