My dog is 3, and his trainer is me. This is just recreational - time commitments for organized events are pretty iffy.
I've started him on jumping up on hay bales in our barn. Actually, I had to get him to stop jumping up and down and up and down to begin teaching him to respond to commands. Loves jumping. I figured I had better get something going after he very nearly jumped up into the truck bed, over the raised tailgate, chest-high.
I've also got him going through a tire, just propped up on the ground right now. Sit-stay, and I call him through it.
Activities right now are straight-line movements with natural body movements. The goal is to get his muscles and connective tissue used to it. I have a lot of personal trainer texts for human fitness, which I am using as a pattern for his training: basic movements first, rest days in between exercise days, and nutrition to fuel a body in transition.
Last edited by beezaur; 05-01-2014 at 11:30 PM.