At the APDT conference last week, I had the pleasure of meeting the creators of DSD (Ian and Kelly Dunbar) as well as some other DSD bloggers. My newest entry for the site is on putting a dog’s loose leash walking training to the test through a time-honored tradition – the egg race!
We practice this in my advanced classes using a wooden spoon and a tennis ball. Students practice walking at various paces, through tight turns and direction changes, skipping, running, jogging, swirling holding the wooden spoon with a tennis ball all in their leash hand.
My newest blog for www.dogstardaily.com discusses the RBDT egg race challenge. Read the blog and chime in on how well your dog’s loose leash walking stands up to the test!