Dearlove Nested Class Course - June 8 and 15 2006

05 Jun 2006Steve Schwarz

Intermediate teams work a sequence opening with a 270 Handling 270 Degree Jump SequencesBack Side Entry to 270/Training Opportunity - Video270 Degree Jump Sequence. Then a little jumping sequence to the table. A tricky Pull Through into a 180 and into the tunnel. The closing is a distorted Box Box/Hobday Box/Jump Box/Jump SquareJump Box DrillsDo It Yourself Box Jump SequencesDouble Box SequencesDouble Box Sequence GeneratorJump Box Drill GeneratorNew Jump Box Sequence GeneratorStar Box Sequence GeneratorStar Box SequencesThe Jump Box in Course Design with another 180. There are two Advanced group sequences containing Pull Throughs, Jump Wraps Jump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap/WrapJump Wrap Handling - With Video, 180s and 270s.

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

Course Setup With Obstacle Coordinates

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:

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.

Advanced Class

Advanced Course SequenceAdvanced Course Sequence

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 Handler Line Using the Handler Line - Front/Rear/Blind Cross LineHandler Line - Front/Rear/Blind Cross Line 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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