Hey everyone! First timer here! I have a Border-Aussie who is almost 11 months old who I have just started with agility. We've done the jumps, tire, table, and tunnel. He gets way too over-stimulated when we do it though, and will bark non-stop and jump and bite at my arms. He gets too crazy to listen to my commands. (This all based on a single class we've done so far, but I'm a big believer in nipping problems in the bud.)
I am walking calmly through the course, and keeping my voice business like, but it wasn't enough to calm him once he got going.
The trainer told me when he does it to gently take him by the scruff on either side of his neck and sternly say "enough". It took a couple of times doing it during a run but he finally focused enough to run down the tunnel when I asked, and kept quiet. Phew!
My question is, what do all of you typically do in these scenarios? This seemed to work for my dog, but I'm curious what everyone does. I don't want him to eventually stop enjoying it, but he needs to chill out! lol! He didn't seem terribly bothered by the correction, but I want to be sure I'm not potentially setting us up for future problems.
Thank you for any advice!