When lunging, your dog can learn and practice different things. For example, you can train him to better interpret your body language or, more generally, to make sure that your four-legged friend hears you better. And by the way, the training method is also a lot of fun.
For horses, lunging is above all a movement training. They are led on a long leash and train among other things different gaits. Lunging with dogs is all about communication between humans and their animal friend. Therefore, no leash is used - at the very beginning of the training - and you guide your darling with commands, body language and possibly a clicker.
This can learn your dog while lunging
The circle is wonderfully suited as a form so that your four-legged friend can learn to concentrate. The distractions are, unlike a long, varied route on a walk, very low. If you reward your dog extensively, especially at the beginning, it will quickly develop a high motivation for the training.
Whether you work with the clicker or with the usual basic commands: The communication between you and your dog can be significantly improved by lunging exercises. Sooner or later that will be noticeable in other situations as well. You can also practice controlling your dog with certain gestures that you can use in everyday life instead of words. Ideally, he will remember the training situation in lunging and will respond to your gesture on other occasions as well.
Build bond while lunging
Last but not least, the lunging is also a sporty-playful training that makes man and dog alike fun. So you always do something for the bond between you and your darling when you train with him on the circle. Learning happens in a playful way, which does not always work best in dogs. In addition, you can always incorporate new exercises, so it is not boring for you or for your dog.