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Calming Down

Your puppy will know how to calm down when needed and he won’t waste all his energy by focusing on everything that is going on around him. This skill is especially useful later to help your dog relax at trials so he has more energy left for focusing on his trial performance.


Olivia Sands

I absolutely love this video, probably one of the most important for me, as my 20 month old border collie goes absolutely mental when she is close to other dogs playing and mainly doing agility (you can imagine what a nightmare that queueing or waiting for our turn is!). What is the suggestion on how to start these sort of training with her (given she is no longer a puppy)? Especially exercises 1-4; if there is another dog doing exercises around, she can not keep focus on myself, toy or food, at all! Help!!

1 year, 5 months ago

Sara Malmqvist 1 year, 2 months ago

I would try and increase the distance to the distraction to one that your dog can handle. When you find a good distance you can slowly build up to getting closer to the distraction. Set your dog up for success by making it manageable. :)

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