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Make sure your vet and doctor can confirm that you and your dog are fit and healthy and are fine to do the exercises suggested.

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Dog & Owner: Rookie Challenge

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Shuttle runs

Rookie: Leave your dog 5-10 feet away

 

Leave your dog in a wait, run, walk or wheel yourself away, call him to you.

Repeat 10 times

 

Tips on teaching a ‘wait’:

Remember that your dog needs to learn that he waits until called. Start gradually by asking your dog to sit, stand or lie down, then reward him for remaining in that position. Use a secure, enclosed area to practise in or keep the dog on a lead.

Next, step away from your dog and do not allow him to move until you call
him. This is crucial, as your dog needs to understand that sometimes you will go back to him instead of calling him to you. It builds up an attentive and reliable stay.

Be consistent. If your dog moves without you calling, take him back and start again, making it a little easier this time. Before long you will have a very attentive, ‘waiting’ dog and a very fast recall too, as this game is a lot of fun!

 

Ball-chase race

Rookie: 10 feet away from landmark

 

Pick a landmark (tree, rock) and stand a distance away from it depending on your level (see above).

Throw your dog’s toy away from the landmark so that he chases the ball.

Turn and run to the landmark, trying to get there before your dog does!

Repeat 10 times


This is great fun for recall training and gets you super-fit, too. Do make sure the dog does not get overexcited, and stop if there is any sign of nipping.

Marathon

Rookie: 26-minute dog walk (minimum) every day for a week

Did someone promise they would walk the dog every day? Time to honour that promise!

 

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