Carlasl Posted January 27, 2009 Report Share Posted January 27, 2009 I have have been taking Agility classes with Skye for the past 8wks (well we started a year ago, but had to take a break for a while and just worked at home on foundation stuff and weaves). She is has been doing fantastic at everything and once she goes over an obstacle once seems to have no problem with them at all. She had no problem with any of the small sized obstacles and now goes over the full sized dogwalk and A-Frame with no problem at all. My problem is that the teeter at our Agility class is Really really loud, every says it is probably the scariest noisiest teeter your dog will ever come across. This will be great once she gets over being terrified of it, but right now she completely shuts down when anyone goes over it and it bangs. At home she goes over my boom board just fine. I have plans to build a full size teeter at home out of wood and pvc that isn't noisy so she realizes that teeters aren't always scary. Right now during class we are having her go over it before anyone else goes and makes noise with it and gently guiding it down so it doesn't make any noise, she is doing okay with that and we are not pushing her at all, she is a very willing dog and will do anything I ask of her, but once the teeter bangs the first time she starts to shut down. I am clicking and treating her with her favorite treat (hotdogs) whenever anyone is using the teeter. Any other suggestions to making the scary teeter less scary for her. It is not the movement that scares her, just the noise. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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