Start and Finish Points
As you know, each time you do a trial, the obstacles are put in a different order. You never know what you’ll get until you get there! When you set up your obstacles at home, it is important to frequently change the order, and to have a plan. If you don’t, you and your dog will just run around willy-nilly and your dog will learn to just do as he pleases. Numbered cones help to develop a sequence, as well as having a starting point and an ending point. Sometimes where you start and end can change the whole experience!
Set up marker poles to replicate a real trial. It will help your dog to know what he’s getting into. And as far as having a plan, there are many great resources and ideas for courses that are free for trying. Click here to read more, and check here for training a great start!