Dearlove Advance - 16-Aug-2004 - Early Queueing Front Crosses
16 Aug 2004
I designed this practice course so Dearlove’s advanced handlers could work on queueing their dogs early enough for a front cross that the dog will add a stride and not over jump when cueued.
I haven’t run this course so I don’t yet have any personal experiences to relate. Here is what I planned. Handlers could try to lead out to jump 2 and, facing the dog, cue jump 2 with their right arm and use their body to cue the subsequent turn to jump 3. Based on a course Dana Pike setup last week that approach is unlikely to be successful; the distance from jump 1 to jump 2 is long enough that the dog is likely to jump long and possibly take the tunnel. This is where an early cue of a front cross can get the dog to collect and not take a long jump.
Once the dog is on their left lead they can be pulled through the Pin Wheel of jumps 3 and 4 on the handler’s right arm. A rear cross after jump 4 to the tunnel. Then the handling is the same as for theintermediate course.
For another course using the same setup please see article
This post describes my experiences teaching and running this course.
- Running Dearlove Advanced Course of 16 Aug 2004
- Dearlove Intermediate Course - Front vs. Rear Crosses
- Running Dearlove Agility Intermediate Course of 29 Aug 2004
- Dearlove Advanced Course - Front vs. Rear Crosses