Lorrie’s Agility Dog Blog

Musings on Dogs, Agility, and Being an Instructor

Tip Of The Day – Feeding Before Trials Or Classes

There are many varying opinions on whether to feed or not before trials or classes.  Dogs are individuals and the decision should be made based on the dog, not the “conventional wisdom”.  My preference is to feed my dogs half of their normal ration.  That way they have some “fuel on board” but they aren’t running on a full stomach and are still motivated by food.  The other reason I do this is because there are some dogs that become SO focused on food when they are hungry, training sessions become unproductive.

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May 7, 2009 Posted by | Agility, Agility Trial, Training | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment