More about proofing
I ran across this video that shows yet another example of the need for proofing. Would you continue to have your dog’s focus if another dog began running around the agility course? Watch this video (it’s just a minute and a half) to see the surprising thing that happened to this man!
I know that my yellow lab, Ruger, would have continued to focus and work with me. He is not a “dog” dog, had it been a person running out on the course, I might have lost him (he loves people). My other labs, yep, they’d be joining the party and running with the loose dog!
I don’t know what my dog would have done in a case like this or I don’t know what I would have done but I think… knowing my girl… she probably would have stopped running and went to play with that dog!