This module introduces the table obstacle and creating forward focus even with distractions.
Agility is challenging (but fun!) for dogs because they need to focus on both the obstacles they need to navigate and you, the handler. In this 3-week module, part of our Beginning Agility Skills Series, activities will focus on developing this balance of focus between obstacles and the handler, while learning to ignore other distractions present. This module also introduces the table obstacle, and that dogs are typically able to complete a sequence of jumps and table at the end of the module.
Prior to starting an agility class your dog should be relaxed enough to eat treats in the class environment. This means that after your dog eats the treat, he is excited to ask you for more rather than look for other options available. Puppies and dogs with physical challenges are welcome to take the class – activities will be adjusted to give an appropriate amount of physical challenge.