I see the light!
If, like many of us, you’re usually training your dog on your own, it can be hard to get them used to the chute. They can’t see the end ! it’s scary! it’s dark! They would really much rather run around the other side, if that’s all the same to you.
To help your dog get used to chutes and tunnels, try putting another tunnel or barrel into the exit end of the chute to hold it open. Your dog can see through! it’s a miracle! Call them through, using a happy voice. Slowly move farther away, so they can’t see you, though they can still see through the chute Slowly phase it out after your dog gets the idea of running all the way through the chute quickly towards your voice.
This tip is especially good for very small dogs who can get tangled up in the chute very easily if they aren’t introduced to it properly.