Just found an article to share with you all about starting your Gordon Setter puppy in Agility training. As with any responsible trainer the author reminds us that puppies are growing and because it’s easy to cause growth plate related injuries, cautions us not to engage in strenuous training.
Be sure to read our previous article about the puppy’s growth plates before you start any training Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, How Does Your Gordon Grow?
Here’s the link to the article (click the bold title to go there): Agility and Puppies found on Everything Dog at Alpine Publications
“Agility is an excellent way to help an active puppy burn off some energy while having fun at the same time he is building a bond with his owner. While strenuous training is not recommended, or requiring the puppy to jump at full heights, the puppy can learn a lot of the basic foundations that make up agility.”
And for even more helpful tips and videos about training our Gordon Puppies for Agility click the colored title link that follows to go to another article we published written by Linda Stebbins – Ready Set(ter) Goooo
Feature photo of that cute Gordon Puppy by Laurie Ward
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