- First things first: Always remember you’re part of a team. Make that connection with your canine partner.
- Agility nut dogs love a romp in the playground with see-saws, swings, and slides.
(NOTE: Be sure to only use playgrounds that allow dogs, then only when no children are there.)
- Check the equipment without your dog first in case something is broken or hazardous.
- Warm up with some stretches so you are both ready to work out.
- Start with some basic cues: “sits”, “downs”, “puppy push-ups”, some “heels” around the equipment.
- Chin-up bars can substitute for weave poles if you use the uprights.
- Spend a good fifteen to twenty minutes on the agility course.