Now go to a few rally events and pick up the course maps. You can lay out your own courses then and practice on them. Try for correctness and good elapsed time.
You can work into this by just laying out signs and moving from one to next. Again correctness and speed. Make it really fun for your dog.
I practiced like this with my Aussie so I could walk fast and perform quickly. My Aussie is 58 pounds so big for the breed but extremely quick acting and very agile. Your GSD should have equally fast stride but may be a little slower doing the exercises. Not that they can’t be quicker but it’s more difficult to get this. JMHO.
Locally at least a third of the entrants will score perfect so ET is the winner. I’m kind of a hard core player and push myself and my equipment ( dog in this case ) to the limit as I have done in all sports I’ve played in. Just scoring perfect and getting that ribbon isn’t enough, I like to be number one. I don’t care for fame and glory, it’s the internal feeling of accomplishment. Ego? Naahh, it’s not that either.
Unfortunately I sustained a serious head injury and the doc said no more sports, physical or mental, not even tiddly winks. So now I have a nice high powered dog but worn out trainer.
Good luck in your sport, it’s a lot of fun both the event and training.
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