BOUNCE & TOUCH - HOME PAGE
SUMMARY of Bounce & Touch to print off
Bounce & Touch combines two Dog-Games - "Bounce" and "Touch" - so that the dog jumps over four 8 inch/20cm jumps, runs up and touches the target box on the 51ft/15.3m mark, then returns over the four jumps and runs through the finish poles to the handler for its motivator.
The handler learns -
The dog learns -
|WHERE& WHEN TO TRAIN|
|ROLL OF HONOUR|
The training is broken down in to 5 separate Stages - Starters, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum -, which are non-competitive and have no restrictions on the speed of the dog. Every Stage has certificates, rosettes, and at Platinum a trophy, which are given in recognition of the achievements of both dog and handler.
Always begin training at Starters and progress from there. It is not compulsory for dogs to do all these Stages - they have been provided so that each dog can train to its own ability. Dogs must not be pushed into situations that they cannot cope with (eg running too close to other dogs in Silver) and handlers and trainers must respect the dog's limitations. Some dogs and handlers work steadily through most or all of the Stages of Bounce & Touch before trying a new Game, while others reach Bronze or Silver Stages of this Game and then try another Game (returning to the higher Stages of Bounce & Touch when the dog is more confident, experienced or older).
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