Beanie really seems to be enjoying agility again, so I decided it was time to start trying to move things forwards a bit. When we started working on distance control in classes it put her off agility all together for a while. She just loves us to run the course with her. But sadly we’re just not fast enough to keep up with her.
Inspired by watching Janie training her squad of collies in the barn the other day I decided to try Beanie with “Go On” and “In” commands.
“Go On” basically means “keep going away from me taking every obstacle in your path until I tell you otherwise”. “In” means “come towards me taking every obstacle in your path until I tell you otherwise”. These two simple commands can provide you with lots of opportunities to send a dog away on it’s own to do bits of the course while you take a short cut.
How hard can it be? Surprisingly (given we’re talking about a wayward Beagle) not hard at all! Here’s the video footage: