Obedience: Cooper has always been very enthusiastic, which could often make learning obedience difficult at a younger age since he was so enthusiastic that obedience became boring. He learns any new task quickly and prefers to spend more time refining. He is also motivated by toy and game rewards.
Bite Work: Cooper has excellent prey drive and protective instincts. I would love to try Mondioring with him, but unfortunately, there are very few facilities in Hungary, so we must stick with classic bite work.
Canicross: Since he was 1.5 years old, Cooper and I have competed in Canicross races. Since he pulls hard, he performs better over shorter distances, although we have competed several times at 5 kilometers (3 miles) with good results. Cooper’s best placements have been 1st place at 1,5 kilometers (0.9 miles) and 3rd place at 2,5 kilometers (1.5 miles). Of course, Canicross is a team sport, and a lot depends on me. I believe I am the weak link, because if Cooper really breaks into a run, I am unable to keep up with him. Nowadays, we do a lot of long distance runs so he has to run next to me at a slower pace.
Dog Dancing: This is a sport that IGP fans don’t consider much in many cases, though I think it’s one of the hardest and most beautiful dog sports. By 3 years old, Cooper had learned 50 commands and/or hand signals. We regularly practice to make these tasks perfect. For me, this is the task I find to be the most relaxing and Cooper also enjoys it very much. Unfortunately, there are not currently any competitions, but I would like to take part in some Dog Dancing competitions in the future.
Exams / Competitions: BH test in June 2020. In the future, we would like to continue in the direction of IBGH and we would like to compete in short distance Canicross runs as well as Dog Dancing competitions.