Even without a field and equipment in your yard, much of the teamwork between dog and handler
is based on exercises that can be practiced in your living room.
The foundation exercises of many DogSports are identical. Hand signals and verbal commands
from the handler which are executed instantly by a responsive dog are the basis for every type of precision performance work.
These basics need to be accomplished by every handler-dog team, and can be practiced on or
off the field.
Universal Basic Training Principles
Break each exercise down into small, sequential steps.
Teach skills needed separately.
Back chain the steps, adding subsequent steps to build a complete exercise.