Strengthens The Bond Between Dog And Owner
Another benefit of dog agility training is it can bring the two of you closer together. Your dog has to take direction from you as they go through a course, so they take each obstacle in the right way. For instance, some jumps need to be approached from a particular direction. Your dog should look to you to learn where they need to go. In addition, some of the obstacles can be a little frightening for dogs. The A-frame and teeter-totter are examples. Your dog may be hesitant to go up onto the A-frame or they may feel anxious about the movement of the teeter-totter as they climb over it. As the owner, you’re there to encourage and reassure your dog that they are safe and you’re not going to let anything happen to them. Once your dog sees their safe, a new level of trust will be established between you. This bond will continue to exist whether you’re on the agility course or at home on the sofa.
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