‘Go Through’ is super easy to teach and is another ‘power-up’ exercise like Spin, Hand Targets and going around a cone/obstacle that you can use to make repetitive training tasks like heelwork more fun and engaging for your furry friend.
Little bits of training interspersed throughout the day (a couple of minutes when you boil a kettle for example) is great bonding time for you both and it’s also a good way to keep your dog’s brain working and channel his energy into something productive.
Going through your legs and leg weaving also helps keep your dog’s back limber and is a great side-stretch exercise. Lots of agility folks use a few leg weaves for a warm up!
Practice this for a few days until he fully has the hang of it. As he gets better you can increase the speed you lure him through at. Once he’s mastered that, you can lose the treat and just open your legs and point, he’ll understand what you want.
Add a verbal cue
Once trained you can use this exercise creatively in your practice sessions!