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Old 03-11-2013, 11:14 AM
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Default Flyball - improving passes

I could use a few exercises or pointers for how to improve Cohen's passes onto the lane in flyball.

She will turn, bark and chase another dog coming off the lane if I let her go before the other dog has completely passed her. So far I'm either running her in start, or running very, very wide passes. Coming off the lane, other dogs can pass into her with no problem. It's probably because she's more focused on me for her reward. I guess the box is a less clear or less motivating goal.

I'd like to hear about exercises people do with their dogs to improve passes, and how you manage dogs like Cohen.

We're pretty new to the sport and only really started training about 6 months ago. We've participated in 2-3 tournaments so far, so we've kind of just dropped right into the deep end without a 100% solid base. I'm hugely impressed with how well she's taken to it (she's running 4.3s with a box turn that still needs work), but I'd really like to work out this last kink.

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