Dearlove Nested Class Course - June 8 and 15 2006
05 Jun 2006
Intermediate teams work a sequence opening with a Pull Through into a 180 and into the tunnel. The closing is a distorted with another 180. There are two Advanced group sequences containing Pull Throughs, , 180s and 270s.. Then a little jumping sequence to the table. A tricky
The Pull Throughs make these courses seem difficult; but, as I learned from Jen Pinder, if you handle the gap as if it is just another jump you can it can simplify/clarify you handling.
If you want to see how I handled these sequences take a look here. I can’t say my handling was too pretty!
Course Setup With Obstacle Coordinates
The usual drill: have the handlers walk the course and run it once without any specified handling. Then discuss the following handling options:
- Does a Lead Out for the tunnel give you any advantage? Does your dog understand a Lead Out across a tunnel?
- For jumps 2-3 what handling works best for your team?
- Can you be ahead of your dog all the way to the table? Do youneed to be? Can you handle 2-3-4-5-6 all from behind?
- Pulling your dog through to jump 8 is probably the most challenging part of this course. What is your plan? What side of the jumps 8 and 9 do you want to be on?
- Don't get stuck at the entrance to the tunnel at 11, you'll need to be ahead of your dog to direct it to jump 12.
- Push or a to jump 15? through jumps 13 and 14 with a
If you want an alternative to the Pull Through you can run the alternate sequence shown in black circles. That should be a fun sequence with a number of handling options.
Walk it, run it, discuss it, and run it again!
Two sequences for the same setup. 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?
- Do you Shape the dog's path on the approach to jump 4 to set up a better line for jump 5 (that avoids the table)? In other words do you want to change your dog's Lead before or after jump 3?
- Looks like you'll need some distance from your dog over jump 5 in order to be in position to Push Through or Pull Through between jumps 6 and 7.
- Once you get your dog to the correct side of jump 7 you'll need a tight turn to the tunnel at 8.
- Try to get your dog over jump 9 without having to meet them at the exit of the tunnel. Ideally I'd like to be on the between 9 and 10 just after the dog comes out of the tunnel and is committed to jump 9.
- Can you handle 13-14-15 from in front of or behind your dog? Which is best for your team?
Please add your comments and handling approach for this course below!
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