Agility — Obedience — Rally . . .
TTs do it all
The Tibetan Terrier is not only successful in the conformation ring, but also in obedience, agility, flyball, rally, barn hunts, nosework and tracking. They can be quite energetic and the best way to channel that energy is to train. It takes patience and a really good sense of humor to work with a Tibetan.
Initially, they were independent workers and the trait remains, usually surfacing at the most inconvenient times! They are an intelligent breed, wanting to know why they should do what you ask. The Tibetan should come with a label, “Positive Training Methods Required”, as the first harsh word will set your training back weeks. If you can laugh at yourself and enjoy an intelligent, lively companion who, most of the time, will do what you have taught, then, by all means, travel the Performance Trail with your Tibetan. The well-trained TT brings a unique joy and enthusiasm into the ring rarely seen in other breeds, and they are always a crowd pleaser.
This TT, certified by Therapy Dog International, is comforting a resident at a nursing home. A very calm dog.
Nosework is an activity that TTS enjoy and do well. This dog is looking for a specific scent hidden in one of several boxes.
OBEDIENCE and RALLY
A TT doing scent articles in Utility, the most advanced level of Obedience. He is looking for the article with his handler’s scent, which he will retrieve and return to the handler.
IMPORTANT: As of, 5/1/2020, AKC has announced an exciting NEW PROGRAM for Rally. AKC Rally® Novice Virtual Pilot Program,https://www.akc.org/sports/rally/rally-virtual-entry-pilot/