It is a common problem, that the dog starts the course with slower speed. There are also dogs who don’t want to leave from the start at all: they just sit there and wait to get more treats! Or they decide to go sniffing when hearing the release cue.
Agility is about speed, so we want our dogs to run full speed right from the start! These four games in the video are great exercises for dogs with motivational issues, but also for dogs who could have better start line behavior.