Confidence in motion
One of the challenges of training a dog to run agility is teaching her that having something move beneath her is fun (or at least fine). Since Lilly still won’t do a full-height teeter, I’m certainly no expert. However, I thought these tips on training that motion is OK around the house might help.
I often sit on our glider bench with Lilly in my lap. I give her just enough help that she doesn’t fall, and we rock together back and forth. I think it’s a workable way for her to develop good “sea legs” as it were. She doesn’t usually sit there alone … hence the cautious face.
skateboard phobia and to add more motion training, I’m teaching (or trying to teach) Lilly to ride a one. So far, she mostly pushes it around with her front feet, while walking behind or beside it. But sometimes I can get her up on it, and I slide it gently back and forth. Once in a while, she pushes off enough herself to glide a few feet, but she usually keeps at least one foot on the ground.