Utility is not futility! If you are looking for ideas and help training open or utility skills, we have ideas for you. Making smart use of your reinforcement, to get the behaviors you want, is essential as you add more skill sets to your training. Putting those behaviors together to build a performance is a big part of training, especially as you head towards Utility.
Week 1 – Heeling and Signals
Week 2 – Drop on Recall and Moving Stand for Exam
Week 3 – Retrieve on the Flat, Retrieve over the High Jump, Directed Retrieve, Scent Discrimination
Week 4 – Broad Jump and Directed Jumping
Week 5 – Fronts/Finishes and Moving Between Exercises
Week 6 – Ring Ready Plans/Wrap Up