The figure of eight trick is very similar to weaving between your legs, with the difference that only the dog moves in this case. This can be a very good warm-up exercise before playing sports and also requires less space than weaving between legs does.
👉 Take a treat into both hands and stand in front of your dog spreading your legs a little.
👉 With one hand, call from behind your back and turn her back next to your same leg.
👉 Then continue with the other hand in the same way.
👉 So if you start with your left hand, the dog will pass between your two legs from the front, your left leg will be bypassed, she will pass between your two legs again from the front, and then your right leg will be bypassed.
👉 If you have done one such half round, praise and reward.
👉 If the movement itself goes well, you can start saying the command word in advance, “Eight” or “Figure of eight”.
👉 If possible, avoid slippery surfaces during exercises so that if your dog is working with great momentum, her legs do not slip.
👉Always say the command word in advance, then gradually leave the guidance and reduce the hand and body signals, ie straighten up.