Forward Focus at the Start Line

A one minute video about the advantages of training Forward Focus for start lines in agility. Although I initially trained this behavior for Freestyle, I often ask for it at the start line while waiting for the judge to say Good Luck.

It’s also great for proofing start line stays because many dogs break their stay as soon as they look down the first line of obstacles and anticipate being released.  I see it as a great test of impulse control:  Can my dogs look down a line of obstacles in front of them, while I lead out… yet continue to wait until released.

 

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