Rear-Foot Awareness

It is common for our dogs to forget they have rear legs and feet. They seemingly just drag along as the dog goes from Point A to Point B. This, however, can be problematic if you are interested in doing certain dog sports, such as agility. In this 4-week course, we will help the dog have a better understanding of just where those rear feet really are.

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

COURSE DETAILS

In agility there are certain obstacles, such as A-frames, dog walks and teeters, that have contact points the dog must touch in order to successfully complete the obstacle. This requirement is based on keeping everything safe. If a dog were to launch off too early from any of these obstacles, it could result in a serious injury!


A common way people will teach these "contacts" is by having the dog learn to target the area with their rear feet.


In this course, we will build off of this concept so your dog will learn to target their rear feet in a number of different scenarios and situations, by using shaping and proper reward placement.


Not only could you use this final behavior in agility, it could also be helpful in canine parkour and even everyday life such as asking the dog to target a certain area in a impromptu stay. The applications are only limited by your imagination.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Rear Feet...What Rear Feet?

  • Importance of Proper Marking and Rewarding

  • Generalizing the Behavior

  • Making it Fun!

  • Weave It Into Other Training

WHAT WILL YOU NEED

  • your dog

  • flat or martingale collar

  • back-clip harness (optional)

  • 6'-8' leash

  • box that is the length of your dog

  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Rear-Foot Awareness

Online Dog Training Course

6-weeks

Course features:

  • Effective training methods.

  • Convenient virtual learning.

  • Access on all devices.

    • Mobile.

    • Tablet.

    • Laptop.

    • Desktop.

  • Access material at any time. 

  • Continual access.

    • No deadlines.

    • No cut-off dates.​

INSTRUCTOR NAME

Dianna L. Santos

ACCOLADES

CPDT-KA
KPA-CTP
CNWI
Former AKC Scent Work Judge
Former USCSS Judge and CSD
AKC CGC Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor
President, Online Dog Training University, Inc.
President, Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO OFFER THIS COURSE

Pet Dog U is fortunate to have Dianna grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.