This is a fast paced sport
where dogs jump over and
climb over obstacles, weave
through poles and run through
tunnels. Beagles are smart and
have the energy to learn. Its a
lot of fun and a great way to bond.
Training needs to start early in
your pups life. Make sure they have
a grasp on basic obedience commands first.
Make sure to socialize them at parks and
places where other dogs are.
If you want to compete successfully
it will take serious teamwork, and
commitment. Make sure your dog is in
good shape. Be patient they will make
mistakes, so stay positive.
Find a good instructor and enjoy
bonding and learning with your beagle. Use
lots of praise, positive reinforcement and
you’ll be very successful.
In addition here are some Tips to keep in mind
during agility training class.
1.While you are waiting your turn, play with your dog. Have your dog follow a treat or toy between your legs, as if performing the weave poles. Not only will this reinforce the weave poles when you work on them, but it’s also something fun and motivating for your dog to do.
2.If your dog is afraid of an obstacle, try your hardest to not stress about it or get upset. This is easier said than done, but if you make light of it, your dog will be more at ease and more willing to do something that they are fearful of. Realize that this is NOT rocket science and that the world will NOT come crashing to an end if your dog won’t perform a specific obstacle.
Keep in mind that you need to gradually add
training equipment and keep it fun. Reward them
for the activity.
Set commands for each piece of equipment.If your trying to do
more than one obstacle keep them focused on
their current activity until they move on.
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