Small Space Octagon Handling Drills

19 May 2012Steve Schwarz

I enjoyed running Kurt Jensen’s Octagon Jumpers course and I decided to create some more sequences based on a smaller version of the course. These sequences contain a wide range of handling challenges at various skill levels; so if one looks too hard or too easy check out another one. Looking back at these… the 2nd and 3rd ones are pretty “interesting”… don’t hate me ;^).

You can make this course setup smaller if you don’t use winged jumps. I set the jumps in the octagon to have a gap of about six feet (my arm span) between jumps. With that width gap you can get yourself and/or your dog through the gap. So don’t get too hung up on the spacing shown in the diagrams. Sometimes increasing the distance between obstacles creates more of a challenge than moving them closer…

I want to see video of YOU running these sequences!!!!!. Send me an email steve at with a YouTube link and I'll include your video right here! HAVE FUN!

Sequence 1

Sequence 2

Sequence 4

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