Why teach foundations for dog sports?
Foundation games provide a bonding opportunity for owner and dog. They provide exercise, which helps keep dogs healthy. They also develop agility, responsiveness, attentiveness, vitality, and manners in dogs. Foundations teach the dog to cope and adapt to life changes. These are an important aspect in social development, helping dogs discover the world without fear through fun games. Foundation skills will provide you with a well- mannered dog that you can be proud of, rely on and trust. Foundation games are a wonderful way to provide both physical and mental stimulation. Lastly, foundations help develop confidence, prevent undesirable behaviors, alleviate boredom, and acquire useful life skills.
The Dog Sport Foundations e-book Table of Contents:
Why teach dog sport foundations?
What you need to get started
Signs of Stress
Training a solid stay
Preparing for dog sports
Focus & Attention
Recalls (Tips & Games)
Toy Play Games
Impulse Control Games