Backyard Handling Mastery: 2 Jumps + Tunnel = 24 Challenges

11 Nov 2016Steve Schwarz

Updated: 2016-11-12 with two more sequences!

I wanted to create some sequences to demonstrate my “Backyard Handling Mastery” philosophy so I came up with these four obstacle layouts. Then I designed two sequences to exercise: Back Sides Back Side/Back Side JumpHandling the Quad Back Side - Patrick Bucher Course/VideoThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesBack Side of Jump Handling Combinations - Video, moving past obstacles, and Jump Wraps Jump Wrap/WrapHandling 360 Jump Wraps aka "Over and Over" - VideoJump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With Video. So now I want to challenge you to run them with ALL dog path variations. By my calculations that’s 24 different paths with at least that many handling options!

These sequences may look easy but I think you’ll find they are challenging to handle AND if you try to run a few of them in one session they’ll also challenge your mental toughness to keep the sequence(s) and your handling straight.

Here are another two sequences. Notice I moved and increased the angle of the tunnel so it’s easier to get your dog to the front side of the jumps:

Don’t try them all at once, that’s a lot of work! But do try them. Don’t forget increasing or decreasing the spacing between obstacles also changes the handling challenges…

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