Ground marking spray paint is used to mark the positions of the jumps, the 51ft/15.3m marker, and the start/finish poles. If you are using netting and are unable to leave it up from one session to the next, marking the positions of the fence posts is also very useful so that it makes setting up the netting easier next time.
By marking the exact positions of the equipment the handler and trainer do not have to carefully measure the distances each time they want to train.
Another benefit of using paint to mark the location of the box area, jumps etc is that the training area can be set up in exactly the same place as the dog learned to do the exercise last time. This is very important to dogs as they are very conscious of the environment and location that good or bad things occur, and helps them to build confidence in the Games and exercises as the training area is consistently the same - this is particularly relevant when teaching Starters level of each Game.
Ground marking spray paint is available from a variety of outlets and manufacturers, including builders merchants.
I have come across two makes so far -
Meon Spray Paint, which is sold by -
Modern Dog Sports - tel 01730 266633; fax 01730 260055; firstname.lastname@example.org.
They are happy to help and advise you on prices, postage and packaging arrangements, and accept cheques and all major credit cards.
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