Session 3 - Step 5

Add distance to the curve

Make the barrier less important

As you progress through this work you won't always have a barrier to guide your dog where to go. While we don't remove it in this practice we do start to spread it out to add holes to it. We want  your dog to choose the main path rather than try to go between the gaps.

Move the fetch box back approx 1m further but keep it still insight of your dog. As before, send your dog with a 'fetch'.
 

Out of sight retrieve.

We add further distance to the retrieve box and spread out further

If your dog is skipping the barrier, go back and work a small curve.

Don't be afraid to slow down to make sure your dog is getting it right