Backyard Dogs Practice Sequences - 2019 Jan
26 Feb 2020
These sequences contain a full range of handling challenges including some interesting tunnel to weave and weave to tunnel entrances. As the sequences progress you’ll work work pin wheels, , , and ., slices,
Here is the equipment layout in a 40 ft x 50 ft space:
Here is the equipment layout in a 12 m x 15 m space:
If you have more room (50 ft x 50 ft) you can fit in a full set of weave poles and use a 20 ft (6 m) tunnel:
Here is the equipment layout in a 15 m x 15 m space:
Let’s Do It!
As always, I’d urge you to practice each sequence with multiple handling approaches.
Try to handle each sequence every way you can imagine.
For example, even if it doesn’t “make sense” to wrap your dog around the opposite wing of a jump, it will definitely challenge your team’s skills. Not only will you have to get your dog prepared for the opposite wrap, you’ll have to get to the next obstacle smoothly. You might even find it’s faster going the direction you didn’t try first!
I never want you to say: “I want to but we can’t”. With practice, you’ll say: “We can do this many ways and this is the best way for us”.