Dearlove Nested Class Course - May 4 & 11 2006

01 May 2006Steve Schwarz

The Intermediate teams work a sequence of two Pin Wheels (one in each direction) connected by a 270 degree turn Mr Peabody in UKC Bloodlines MagazineHandling 270 Degree Jump SequencesBack Side Entry to 270/Training Opportunity - Video270 Degree Jump Sequence in the presence of two off course tunnel entrances. The ending is a fun run over four jumps. There are two Advanced group sequences (one reuses the Intermediate group opening) that incorporate Pin Wheels, 270s, a Pull Through and a Jump Wrap Jump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With VideoJump Wrap/Wrap to the tunnel.

Course Setup

Course Setup

Intermediate Class

Intermediate Course Sequence

The usual drill: have the handlers walk the course and run it once without any specified handling. Then discuss the following handling options:

  • Where do you want to be to handle the first Pin Wheel? You could Front Cross Learning the Front Cross - VideoFront Cross between jumps 2 and 3 to get "in the pocket" for the 270. A Post Turn Learning the Post TurnPost Turn/Shoulder Pull/Pivot Turn through the first Pin Wheel with a Rear Cross Learning the Rear CrossRear Cross on the take off of jump 3 to set up the 270 is another possibility.
  • Based on your handling choice for the first Pin Wheel, is there any benefit to a Lead Out? If so, where should you be positioned? (See the Handler Line article Handler Line - Front/Rear/Blind Cross LineUsing the Handler Line - Front/Rear/Blind Cross Line). A Lateral Lead Out or Lead Out Pivotmight help some teams.
  • Handling the second Pin Wheel (4-5-6) to the table: you can Post Turn through the 270 and Rear Cross on the flat on the approach to jump 5. Another handling is to slide across jump 4 and Front Cross over jump 4 with a Post Turn to turn the dog over jump 5.
  • Staying on the right side of jumps 5 and 6 seems the safest approach to avoiding an off course. Make sure you body is turned toward the table and you don't "flip" your arm out to send to the tunnel.
  • If you can get ahead of your dog to the landing side of jump 6 you can Scoop the dog up and direct to the table. Otherwise a Rear Cross on the landing will work too, but might be a wider path.
  • From the table which side of jump 8 do you want to be on?
  • Looks like 10-11-12-13 can be handled by running down the middle of the course with the dog on your left?

Advanced Class

Advanced Course SequenceAdvanced Course Sequence

Walk it, run it, discuss it!

Two sequences for the same setup. The right hand sequence has the same opening as the intermediate course above (see my comments there). The left hand sequence is discussed below:

  • Any benefit to a Lateral Lead Out or Lead Out Pivot? If so, where should you be positioned? I'm thinking there is little need for most handlers to use much of a Lead Out since there is only a slight off course to jump 5 and the dog should be turning toward jump 3 already.
  • It looks like the handler with the dog on the left pulling and Post Turning through jumps 1-2-3-4-5 is most likely. I don't see a need for a Lead Change.
  • I'd try hard to get to the landing side of jump 6 ahead of the dog to keep a straight path between jumps 5 and 6 and then Scoop the dog right to the table
  • The difficulty of the Pin Wheel (jumps 8-9-10) is getting from the table to jump 8. A Post Turn is likely to be the most successful, a Lateral Lead out to the position of the circle for jump 6 might work too. A Post Turn handling of the Pin Wheel with a Front Cross over jump 10 sets the dog up for a Post Turn over 10 and into the tunnel. Any other approaches? How about Post Turn followed by a Rear Cross?
  • The closing is pretty straight forward. Depending on the tunnel length you might be able to get to the landing side of jump 13 and pick up your dog on your left over jump 13 and push, Post Turn through 14-15. The Rear Cross approaching 14 to 15.

Please add your comments and handling approach for this course below!

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