Go Out

Cue: Verbal cue "go" to send in a straight line from my side. Hand signal to indicate direction from any other position.

Description: On cue, dog will move in a straight line in the indicated direction and will continue until given another cue or until he finds a retrieve object.


  • Behavior specifics: Must move in a straight line, regardless of terrain, weather, distance, or impediments.
  • Duration: Up to two minutes.
  • Distance: Respond to cue up to a quarter of a mile away. Continue in direction indicated for up to a quarter mile.
  • Latency: Immediate.
  • Locations: Everywhere.
  • Distractions: Anything and everything. Especially distractions common in a dog show or performance environment.
  • Other: Must maintain even when I'm out of sight.

Training Plan: (Accomplish each level in multiple locations of gradually increasing distractions.)

  1. Shape dog to touch a target 20 feet away.
  2. Add the cues.
  3. Fade the target.
  4. Straight go out in indicated direction for four feet.
  5. Straight go out in indicated direction for 10 feet.
  6. Increase to 20 feet.
  7. Increase to 50 feet.


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