Dearlove Advanced Class - Choices, Choices, Choices

29 Aug 2004Steve Schwarz

I designed this practice course so Dearlove’s advanced handlers could work on trying some different handling options for this course. This course contains a variation of an interesting sequence from Dana Pike’s run throughs on Aug 15th.

Course With Obstacle Numbers

I didn’t put it on the course, but imagine a start/finish line at the bottom of the course. There are almost too many handling options to list. Here are the handling issues I was thinking about when I designed this course:

    Obstacles 1-3 Options
  • Lead Out to Jump 1 and handle Jumps 1-2 with the dog on the handler's right and inside arm to tunnel 3
  • Or lead out to landing side of Jump 1, call dog to left arm and handle on the left to tunnel 3. This option should take off course jump 7 out of the picture
    Jumps 4-5
  • Move to take off of jump 4 and pick up dog on the right. Pull Through jumps 4 and 5
  • Or move to landing of jump 4 on line to jump 5 facing the tunnel exit. Pickup the dog on extended left arm. Rear cross landing of jump 5 as dog takes jump 6
  • Front Cross Front CrossLearning the Front Cross on the way to jump 7 (dog is on handler's left)
  • Rear Cross Rear CrossLearning the Rear Cross on take off of jump 8
  • Run to landing of jump 11 and pickup dog on handler's right on the way to the table
  • Lead out from the table half way to jump 11
  • Front cross over jump 11 to handle jumps 12-13 on the handler's right

I’m sure there are even more handling possibilities…

For another course using the same setup please see this article.

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