Canine Freestyle Winter 09 – Class 2

The dogs did much better getting focused and getting to work quickly.

The free shaped table on entry is proving to be a valuable asset to the class. The dogs should have a different idea about entering our training studio and the tone is appropriately set for work and success.

A station for backing up was set up as were 2 pedastals for spin and distance work.

Foundational set up moves:

  • Circle Clockwise/Circle Counter Clock
  • Backwards Through

During floortime, several of the handler’s really made great strides towards really moving their dogs around out there. Dog and handler started to look like a team.

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