WE PLANT THE "SEEDS OF IDEAS" IN DOG OWNERS MINDS - THESE IDEAS EVENTUALLY BLOSSOM INTO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DOG BEHAVIOUR - Sally Hopkins
WE PLANT THE "SEEDS OF IDEAS" IN DOG OWNERS MINDS - THESE IDEAS EVENTUALLY BLOSSOM INTO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DOG BEHAVIOUR - Sally Hopkins

TRAFFIC CONE

  This unusual piece of dog training equipment is used in the Dog-Games Round and Bounce & Round, where the dogs are taught to run up to the traffic cone, go round it (it does not matter in which direction) and return to their handler. 

When training medium to large sized dogs, we recommend that a 75cm high traffic cone is used to prevent dogs either accidentally knocking it over and becoming apprehensive of getting too close to it, or try to jump over it (which often happens with smaller traffic cones).  The dogs respect this size and weight of obstacle! 

However, it is not compulsory to have to use a traffic cone to play these Games - any suitable object is acceptable. For instance, you can use a -

  • Bucket (or large flower pot) filled with water or sand to weigh it down, so that the dog will not knock it down or move it as it runs around it at speed
  • Wide piece of pipe threaded over a pole stuck in the ground
  • Old chimney pot
  • Barrel
  • Tree or bush
  • Goal post in a sports field
  • Bag or haversack
  • Person
  • In fact anything that your dog is happy to approach and run closely around

 

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