Let's Make a Deal!

29 Sep 2006Steve Schwarz

I was fooling around with a tunnel and three jumps in the backyard with Meeker and came up with this obvious setup that I found was useful for training a number of skills. Since each time the dog comes out of the tunnel they are given three jump choices (only one of which is the right one) it made me think of the old TV game show Let’s Make a Deal©, where the contestant chooses one of three doors only one of which contains a valuable prize. So that is what I’ve named this setup. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

I just realized I’ve drawn the obstacles closer together than I actually practiced with. The line of jumps was more like 15 feet from the tunnel ends. Of course adjust them for your needs, sometimes more space between the obstacles provides different challenges than less space.

Course Setup With Obstacle Coordinates

Course Setup With Obstacle Coordinates

Serpentines

Serpentines on Handler LeftSerpentines on Handler Right

Can you handle these Serpentines Serpentine SequenceSerpentine Handling Techniques by staying entirely between the jumps and the tunnel?

Threadles

Threadles On Handler Right and Left

Can you handle each Threadle Threadle SequenceMary Ellen Barry on Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesTraditional Threadle HandlingSingle Sided Threadle Handling sequence (1-2-3 and 6-7-8) entirely from one side? When your dog comes out of the tunnel try a Front Cross Front CrossLearning the Front Cross and then a Post Turn Post Turn/Shoulder Pull/Pivot TurnLearning the Post Turn on the jump standard moving to the landing side of the jump to get in position for the next Threadle.

Jump Wraps

Jump Wraps on Handler's Right and Left

Can you handle these Wraps Jump Wrap/WrapHandling 360 Jump Wraps aka "Over and Over" - VideoJump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With Video using a Post Turn Jump Wrap and a Front Cross Jump Wrap? Can you wrap your dog in the opposite direction over each jump?

Push Through/Out Jump Wrap

Push Through Jump Wrap

This is the reverse of the previous sequence. You have to push your dog between the jumps before wrapping around the jump. Can you handle these Wraps using a Post Turn Jump Wrap and a Front Cross Jump Wrap? Can you wrap your dog in the opposite direction over each jump?

Jump Wraps with Distance

Jump Wraps with DistanceReverse Jump Wraps with Distance

Straightforward jump wraps Can you handle these Wraps Jump Wrap/WrapHandling 360 Jump Wraps aka "Over and Over" - VideoJump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With Video using a Post Turn Jump Wrap and a Front Cross Jump Wrap? Wrapping your dog in the opposite direction over each jump would increase the difficulty. If you can send your dog to the tunnel you’ll find you can just move down the row of jumps with little handler movement.

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