When racing it is really important that your dog can pass another dog safely without causing any other dogs or people issues. This is something you can practice and train before you ever enter a race. Though some races are set up more for novices, a lot of them aren’t and it is very difficult and can be at times unsafe to have a dog lunge at another dog on narrow technical trails.

We strongly advise that you teach your dog to pass others safely before you think about entering a race.

So how do you train your dogs to pass properly? Well you have several options!