When training, it is important to always consider confidence.  If our dog is confident, we can build drive, speed, and enthusiasm. If our dog looses confidence, our performance will slow down and become less reliable. 


Begin and end each session with easy iterations. Pad any challenging iterations with easy ones.  It is human nature to always make the challenges more difficult. 

Woot! A dog did something amazing! Let’s see if he can do an even more amazing thing!  Avoid this trap. Always reinforce a hard challenge with an easy one.