Fronts and Finishes are a foundation skill for obedience and rally obedience competition. They are often the difference necessary to achieve a high-scoring round. But let’s be honest, they can also be very repetitive and boring to train for both humans and dogs! Many of us struggle to achieve quality criteria while maintaining a happy working dog.
Would you like for your dog to have both enthusiasm and accuracy in these all-important skills? Yes, it’s possible! Never taught fronts and finishes before? That’s okay! Have an already trained dog that is struggling? This is for you! Are your finishes crooked? We’ll go over that! Does your dog sit too far away? Find out ways to fix it! This presentation is for all dogs!
Not only will this presentation cover how to teach all the steps, you’ll also learn how to troubleshoot issues you might already have or run into in the future! You and your dog will learn targeting behaviors, body awareness, and how various props help communicate criteria. You’ll learn all about reward strategies and which ones work best for your dog. How do we get those in the ring environment? We’ll go over how to rotate and fade props in a way that will leave your behavior looking fabulous! Join me to find out how I use games to split down the behaviors involved in teaching fronts and finishes. The end result? A happy handler and a happy dog who thinks fronts and finishes are fun!