Confidence courses are great for puppies but also adult dogs. It’s important that we teach our dogs to accept new things. This may be objects, noises, different textures. We want to create a dog that when they see or experience something new, they are calm and able to handle the situation, rather than becoming scared and stressed which can lead to serious problems.
This isn’t just for puppies though, it can help improve an older dog’s confidence. Let your dog take their time with this. Lots of praise and treats.
You don’t have to go out and buy special pieces of equipment. Items you have hanging around the house will do. Up turned washing baskets, old chocolate tubs, bits of wood, cardboard, hula hoops, bubble wrap. Anything different.