Dog Agility Speed Tips

building speed in dog agility

Building Speed in Dog Agility

Here are some ideas for helping your dog run fast in dog agility.

* Make dog agility training like a Doggy Disneland
* Experiment with Creeping Technology
* Off your furry friend a super healthy diet.
* .Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise as well as mental stimulation.

Bad Dog Agility Tips

Esteban and Sarah of Bad Dog Agility have some great tips for building speed. They all revolve around making training super fun for your dog.  

Watch their video and then fill in the blanks to check your understanding.

1. Rewards should ____ (be/not be) given during transition time.

2. If a dog does nothing right, call your dog to you and _______ your dog for ______ (simple/complex) behaviors.

3. If you use food rewards, you can reward your dog at a _________ rate than you can with toy rewards.

4. If you dog fails to perform as you want him/her to, it is best to ___________ (say nothing/give a no-reward marker)  pick one

5. You can help your dog not to wander off after a mistake by ________________________________
Answers to Bad Dog Agility Quiz


1. Rewards should be given during transition time. For example, let your dog pull on a toy while you re-position her for the next run. Or give your do treats or treats as you lure her back to the starting position.

2. If a dog does nothing right, call your dog to you and reward your dog for simple behaviors (like touching your hand)

3. If you use food rewards, you can reward your dog at a faster rate than you can with toy rewards.

4. If you dog fails to perform as you want him/her to, it is best to say nothing.  (Then reward for some other small unrelated behavior.)

5. You can help your dog not to wander off after a mistake by rewarding your dog for small favors even if he makes what you see as a mistake.

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