April 10, 2017

A Quick Training Tip for Improving 2 On 2 Off Contact Performance

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Does your dog slowly creep down the dogwalk? One of our young border collies has been slow at trials, sometimes stopping before he reaches the 2 on 2 off position he’s been taught. This usually happens because the dog is not 100% clear on the end behavior you want from them. Watch Sarah work on improving Venture’s dogwalk in this short, high-energy session below.

  • Release on a verbal cue only–vary your body position and motion, still vs moving, crouched vs standing, etc.
  • Do several end contact behaviors for every one attempt of the entire dogwalk.
  • An excellent 2 on2 off dogwalk time is 2.0 seconds or less, so Venture still has some work to do but he’s making progress!

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