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circus puppy puppy agility training guide for children with star stickers and puppy bio


about your puppy name: ................................... birthday: ................................ breed: ...................................

place a photo of your puppy here

colour: .................................. favourite treat: ....................... favourite toy: .........................

me and ...............


meet the performers

henry

ralph

daisy

george


the hurdle


the hurdle

one. place the hurdle on a flat surface. grass is most comfortable for your puppy. two. set the jump bar on the lowest height. this will enable your puppy to learn how to jump correctly. three. walk your dog on a lead up to the hurdle. have your dog wait in front. let out the lead and walk to the opposite side of the jump.

four. with your dogs favourite toy or treat in your hand give the command “jump�. take a few steps back while calling the command. five. offer your dog the treat straight away, and give lots of praise. six. remove the lead and continue training. your puppy should jump without hitting the hurdles. seven. as your puppy clears more jumps you can raise the height of the hurdle.

tip. encourage your puppy with happy tones and treats. remember to add stickers to the chart the more times your puppy clears the hurdle.


the hoop


the hoop

one. hold a hula hoop close to the ground. (or use a dog agility hoop).

four. after repeating step three several times raise the hoop a little bit of the ground.

two. hold a your puppy's favourite toy or treat where he can see it, in the other hand.

five. offer your dog the treat straight away, and give lots of praise. only give him the treat if he goes through the hoop, if he doesn't lead him through again.

three. lead your puppy through the hoop with the treat, only give him the treat if he goes through the hoop.

six. continue raising the hoop further off the ground a little at a time. seven. soon your puppy will be jumping through hoops for you.

tip. encourage your puppy with his favourite treat or toy. remember to add stickers to the chart the more times your puppy jumps through the hoop.


the weaving flags


the weaving flags one. line the poles in a staggered position. with your puppy's favourite treat lead him through the poles. complete this several times.

two. move the poles closer together. this creates a tighter space for your puppy to weave through. this is the beginning of the weaving process.

three. reward your puppy after every completed task. four. push the poles closer together so they are aligned straight. This will require your puppy to make a full weave motion. five. once your puppy has got the hang of being lead around the weaves, try letting him off the lead and run next to the poles with a treat.

tip. encourage your puppy with his favourite treat and lots of praise and encouragement. remember to add stickers to the chart the more times your puppy weaves through the poles.


the see-saw


the see-saw

one. keep your puppy on the lead, to start with and slowly lead him over the see saw. this will get him used to the movement of the tipping.

two. praise your puppy each time he walks over the see-saw successfully. always give your puppy praise and encouragement.

three. after a few times let your puppy off the lead and walk along side him with a treat in one hand. four. repeat the stages until your puppy is comfortable with the motion of the see saw and is happy to walk along on his own. five. offer your puppy the treat straight away, and give lots of praise. six. soon your puppy will be able to run along the see saw on his own.

tip. encourage your puppy with happy tones and treats. remember to add stickers to the chart the more times your puppy clears the see-saw.


Circus Puppy  

Children's Puppy Agility Training Book

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