Not sure what foundation skills to teach your new puppy or dog that is destined for dog sports? Here is a recent Facebook live on the topic. I explain what I teach and why I teach it. It applies to all dog sports, so take a look if you need some inspiration about where to start with your dog sports prospect!
You will notice that this video closely mirrors the TEAM program that I developed a couple of years ago. If you’d like to work through this program as part of a class, you can register here. Class begins April 1.
Or if you feel comfortable, teach it on your own!
You may also enjoy this short quiz to test your knowledge of foundation behaviors. Because it’s a learning quiz, I give you detailed answers at the end:
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I have a young ( just over a year) border collie, that I need to work on focusing on me.
At home she is great and I have good focus but outside or around other dogs I’m not in control.
If you are interested in trying an online class, FDSA is offering one this term on focus. It’s been running for about six days, but you could still enroll. Learn more here: