You Must Teach your Agility Dog a Release Word

This is a spectacular video by Amber Abbott addressing the problem many competitors have when it comes to SLS and contact breaks.

The handler thinks they are teaching their dog a release word, but are really teaching a release movement instead.

Just like any other cue, the release cue must be taught and proofed to ensure your dog has a proper understanding.

This is a video to help your clarify what gets your dog off a stay or contact behavior. There are a couple tests and also the steps in teaching the release word.

Notice as she is working with the puppy that she keeps her hand on the collar to help by “pushing” the puppy to the cookie.

What a great way to teach, fix and improve your SLS or contact “waits,” and if you agree be sure to LIKE and SHARE with your friends.