Bud – Obstacle Training – Introducing the Bridge
10.42 minutes – In this video Angie works with Bud and explains how she goes about introducing him to the bridge and obstacles for the first time. Angie doesn’t make him cross the bridge, rather build his confidence through curiosity. She encourages him to touch and paw at the bridge to build his confidence. Then when she asks Bud to step up onto the bridge for the first time she is able to use a much softer communication cue because he is more confident and relaxed with the obstacle.