10 Tips for Dog Agility Training

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Some dogs are motivated by food, some can't get enough of tennis balls and for others a tug toy is nirvana. Discover the motivator that will encourage your dog through the course. Fiona started with food, but this kind of motivator can get pretty messy while running a course so we are slowing changing the motivator to a tennis ball. In the process I've discovered that Fiona loves to fetch -- something I hadn't known before.

Galloway cautions, however, these temptations are only used during training. In competition dogs are encouraged to run the course without the carrot on a stick and just enjoy the run. Of course, at the end of the course when your star has been the best competitor of the games, no matter how well he or she has done, treats and toys can flow freely.

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