Dog CampPart 2

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Dog CampPart 2

by Eric Hartwell

Dogs that have been patiently trained by their masters usually obtain a higher degree of physical well-being, and skills that far outreach any dogs potential. However few owners even dare to try training their dogs due to busy work schedules and demanding personal or family lifestyles. Training your dog to be alert, mentally alive and physically strong is not easy for it requires patience and care.

Teeter ? Totter

Next is the teeter-totter (or Seesaw) that is made up of a plank that rests on a pivot similar to a seesaw. This trains your dog?s control. As the dog climbs or walks up towards the other end the dog must not fall down or risk repeating the exercise again.


The crossover on the other hand is a shoulder high obstacle with four ramps going up to and down from the center ramp in the middle. The dog here must be able to reach the center ramp by choosing the correct ramp going to it and descending the ramp indicated by the dog owner. This test though is not a commonly used obstacle due to its height and size.


Jumps are obstacle courses. The dogs are supposed to cleanly jump over the hurdles. The obstacles can be vertical bars supporting a horizontal bar or they can be platforms spread over a long or wide area. In the first instance, the dogs are supposed to jump over the bars without touching them. In the second one, the dogs are supposed to clear the area without touching any of the platforms. This jump tests or trains your dog?s leg muscles.

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