Once you have created your obstacle course, you are ready to introduce your dog to canine agility. First, make sure your dog fully understands the basic commands such as sit, lie down, stay, come, and any other commands you taught them during their basic obedience training.
Once your dog understands their basic commands, you can begin to introduce them to the obstacles you created. It will take time for your pup to fully grasp each concept, so be ready to take this process slowly. Start by walking them slowly over the ramps, walking them through the tunnels, helping them weave through the poles, help them understand when to jump up on the pause tables and pause, and any other obstacle you set up for your pup.
Once they begin to understand the areas of your obstacle course, you can begin to pick up the pace and help them learn how to do these tasks without assistance. If you are patient and dedicated to the process, your dog will be a pro in no time!