Session 5 - Step 3

Add distance to send out

Gradually add distance to the first half

Stand two steps back from the pole, say 'round', step to the pole, guide around, and step back to pull out of the behaviour. Remember to guide with the correct leg and arm. That is, the ones closest to your dog and the obstacle. So if your dog is going around clockwise, you dog should be on your left and you guide with your left arm and leg, with the right if anticlockwise.

We are building up to 4m on each half of the behaviour. We want to get to the point where you send from 4m away and call back to 4m without having to move too much.

Step 4 - Phase out the lure and gesture.

While we need the gesture it doesn't need to be quite so dramatic.