More Eye Movements

Can you tell how important your eyes are yet? I’ve developed the most games for our eyes, because I find it to be the most challenging for humans! We are programmed to watch where we are going, but in agility, it’s more valuable to watch the moving target: your dog and the line your dog should be on, and let the obstacles come to you. These next exercises bring the first skills together and continue building new habits. Instead of keeping your eyes on one fixed target, your eyes are moving along the line between the obstacles. The more easily you can visualize these lines, the more easily you’ll be able to visualize your dog while walking courses. 

Exercise 9: Head staying on left shoulder
Use two wings, or the same uprights you used in exercises #1-3. Place several bowls/cups on the tops. You should be able to circle the uprights. Begin walking towards the uprights, with your head on your left shoulder and collect the items off the top of the uprights. Your feet should move in a way that is most comfortable and your head should remain on your left shoulder. 

Exercise 10: Head staying on right shoulder
Use two wings, or the same uprights you used in exercises #1-3. Place several bowls/cups on the tops. You should be able to circle the uprights. Begin walking towards the uprights, with your head on your right shoulder and collect the items off the top of the uprights. Your feet should move in a way that is most comfortable and your head should remain on your right shoulder. 

About Synergy Dog Sports

Committed to providing a supportive learning environment for learners at both ends of the leash, Megan works with each team as individuals, bringing them to the next level no matter which path you choose to take with her: in-person classes, seminars, online classes, or 1-on-1 coaching.