Start line question: getting your dog into position faster

October 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm 2 comments

Hi everyone! Today’s question is about how to get your dog into position at the start line without “arguing” with them. Have you ever experienced this? I sure have! Sometimes we feel like we are fighting the dog and we haven’t even started the run yet!

Let me ask you a question…do you feel like a team with your dog at that moment? Of course not!

In this video, I discuss some of the ways I’ve found to have my dogs WANT to move into position at the start. Wouldn’t it be nice to feel like a team right from the beginning?

Thank you to everyone for posting your questions at! Keep them coming and I’ll do my best to answer them all!

Happy Training,

Jess Martin


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Martha Nicol  |  October 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Great advice. Going to try that too!

  • 2. agiledogtraining  |  October 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Thanks! Let me know how it goes 🙂


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