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Hamish, not quite sure what he should do in the tunnel

 

 

> Agility Training:   Contacts | Tire | Weaves | Tunnels | Table | Jumping

Tunnel Training

What greater fun than racing through a tunnel!  Most Boxers adore tunnels of any variety. Some like tunnels too much and seem to be magically drawn into them, even from the other side of the course, or adjacent ring.  This is known as tunnel suck or tunnel vortex, a little know scientific phenomenon ;) Occasionally a dog may decide that tunnels are not their most favourite thing - that's okay - patience and perseverance combined with excellent rewards will win the day.  Never force a dog into a tunnel.

Tunnels are probably one of the easiest items in agility to train.  The pipe tunnel is simply squashed up to a short length for dog's to go through, and the cloth on the tunnel with chute can be folded right back or removed for initial training.  Takes things slowly and make sure your Boxer is totally confident going through a short length tunnel before extending it.  Very gradually increase the extent of the tunnel.  For the pipe tunnel, start putting very slight curves in only after you dog is racing through it at full length, and then little by little bend it further as the training progresses.

 

Owen looks like he is having fun

> Agility Training:   Contacts | Tire | Weaves | Tunnels | Table | Jumping

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