Teaching Lateral Distance Skills

Teaching Lateral Distance Skills Go to Source You know in dog agility “Distance Work” is really a misnomer and a miscomprehension. You seek in your training to teach independent performance. That means that the dog knows how to do an obstacle without the fussy-fussy micromanagement of the handler. An important skill for the dog to learn is the performance of the technical obstacles while the handler works at a significant lateral distance. For the sake of clarity and definition, the “technical obstacles” are the contacts and the weave poles. Lateral Training for the Teeter The teeter can be a formidable obstacle to teach a dog to understand without the handler getting all tangled up in the context of presentation and performance. Overcoming initial fear of movement