Agility Training for Dogs : Teach the See-Saw During Dog Agility Training

Dog agility training

Learn how to teach your dog to do the See-Saw when teaching your dog agility in this free video.

Among my favorite activities is dog agility, it keeps you fit and makes you feel great picking up those trophies at the end of each competition.

Teaching your dog agility

Dog agility training is somewhat more difficult than other training alternatives, but I find it the most enjoyable. Firstly if you haven’t become aware of dog agility it is a sport for canines and owners. It is exceptionally popular in the UK and now there are reports of it occurring in the USA and down under in Australia. It consists of a main event, of which there are lots of different courses for your dog to run. In the courses there is a set number of challenges. 26 is the average. Your dog has to complete the course without getting any faults in the quickest time to win. Sounds simple? Reconsider.

There are particular obstacles consisted of in the course which need much training to master. There are 2 different kinds of courses, there are leaping and there are agility courses. Jumping courses are precisely what it says on the box, they are courses filled with barriers whichDog Agility Training your dog is to jump over, things like dives (2 stands which face each other that hold a pole, the pole stand is around 4ft high) which your dog has to clear without knocking the pole down, there are weaves (the weave is a straight line of poles. They can be 6,8, or 12 poles in length, your dog needs to weave through this) which your dog should not come out of before the end. In agility courses there are contact points on barriers which your dog must touch with their paws. This needs a lot of dog agility training.

To run your dog in a show you should be registered with the Scottish Kennel Club (SKC) (or the AKC, the American Kennel Club if you are from the U.S.A.) and become part of an agility club. The members of these clubs meet up one or two times a week and train together, they established practice courses, or simply do specific obstacles their dog needs practicing on.

Dog agility training is not allowed a club prior to your dog is one year old. The majority of agility lovers have some equipment in your home so they can start their dog from as young as 6 weeks, of course the poles from the jumps lay on the ground, and they don’t make their dog do anything harmful. There are business such as Jax that make challenges and also training obstacles.

A lot of dog agility training must be done before you enter your first program. Your dog should be able to run a full course.

Forgive me for making dog agility seem like hard grueling work, not the enjoyable it really is. It is magnificent. Individuals, the environment, the fun! The dog agility training is just what you need to endure to arrive!

Expert: Elise Paffrath
Bio: Elise Paffrath began her dog agility career in the early 1970s.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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20 Comments on “Agility Training for Dogs : Teach the See-Saw During Dog Agility Training”

  1. Whoops, this was supposed to be a reply to jenniloo2’s comment: “That tells me a lot, NOT!!! It doesn’t say HOW to train your dog because that dog is already professionally trained!!”

  2. Actually it does tell you HOW to train your dog to do the see-saw. It doesn’t really matter that the dog is professionally trained, of course with your own dog it would take much more time for training but at least it shows you the basics for it doing it.

  3. With the basics–targeting and ‘sit’ and ‘down’ and so on. This gives the dog confidence–not in him or herself, but in you. Then you start with agility training, and the teeter is about the last thing you train the dog for. You’re not going to start a dog straight to the teeter.

  4. @dogpup23 if she needs to start my using some plywood and a ball shes not a very good trainer i get green dogs doing the seesaw properly in maybe half an hour if that

  5. @horsebaby4ever first thing you wanna do is get his front paws on it use a treat or his favorite toy and put it jus on it to make him get used to standing on it, once hes okay standing on it then put treats up the seesaw just out of his reach to make him have to move up the seesaw to get them the crucial thing here is making every bit of the dogs training a plesent experience to make him want to do it again.

  6. @drummer01020102 So what if she uses plywood and a ball, where I train agility we used a plank of wood with a wooden post under it to create a mini see-saw which is how all the dogs start work on the see-saw. I made my own mini see-saw and worked on that for a day or two before then moving onto a ‘full height’ see-saw getting her used to the tip before moving onto small courses at competition speed! as dogpup 23 said you take bits from various trainers + find what works for YOU + YOUR DOG!

  7. Get a flat board and have your dog walk over it until they stay on. Then have the board tip a bit, and then bring it up to full height. It’s worth this hard work, believe me!!

  8. that’s why you have to train him/her. Get a flat board approx the length/width of the seesaw and put it on the ground. Train your dog to walk over it until he’s confident.

  9. Great tips dude! Thanks for the vid. The best help that I have seen was at Brainy paws (i found it on google) Without a doubt the most easy dog training tips that I have ever got to work.

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