The knowledge of this trick is not only the basis of certain canine sports, but it can also come in handy when our pet has just wrapped us or a friend in a leash. We’re sure you know what we’re talking about… 😃
👉 Grab a treat and sit the dog next to you.
👉 Place a “plastic cone” (or any similar object you can find at home) not too far in front of you, and then, guided by a treat, call the dog around it.
👉 Praise and reward.
👉 If she already understands the task, attach a command before starting the movement, e.g. “Go around”.
👉 Don’t practice on slippery surfaces, because a dog that wants to do this with great momentum can easily get hurt.
👉 With puppies or order dogs, do only a bit of this and preferably with making them go around smaller objects, as the tight turns put more strain on the shoulder and elbow joints.
👉 Once the exercise is going well, you can safely change objects, and even avoid people or other dogs using it.
👉 Gradually increase the distance from which you send the dog.
👉 Do not always start from the same side and do not always make her go around the object from the same side, keep alternating them.
👉 You can also give these movements a separate command word if you want to be really professional.
👉 If you are considering an agility career, you should seek the help of a professional trainer for this.