Jumpers with Weaves, Serpentines, Wraps and a Threadle - 13-Oct-2010

14 Oct 2010Steve Schwarz

Here are a couple sequences for working on Serpentines Serpentine SequenceSerpentine Handling Techniques, Jump Wraps Jump Wrap/WrapHandling 360 Jump Wraps aka "Over and Over" - VideoJump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With Video a Threadles Threadle SequenceMary Ellen Barry on Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesTraditional Threadle HandlingSingle Sided Threadle Handling and general handling I threw together for my classes at For Your Canine. This time I made handling diagrams but I’ll skimp on the descriptions…

Sequence 1

Sequence 1

Opening of Sequence 1

Opening of Sequence 1

Closing of Sequence 1

Closing of Sequence 1

Some handling notes:

  • 1-2-3-4 best solution is a Lead Out or Front Cross Front CrossLearning the Front Cross 2-3 and a Jump Wrap Front Cross Jump Wrap/WrapHandling 360 Jump Wraps aka "Over and Over" - VideoJump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With Video 3-4
  • Stay on the line from tunnel to 5 and handle as a Single Sided Serpentine to the weaves
  • 10-11-12: handler faster than dog think green line, handler slower than dog blue line worked nicely (remember many dogs turn toward the handler as you get behind - without other forward motion cues)
  • Coming out of the chute a lot of dogs go wide. If you can get to the end of the chute for a front cross - it will help (green or yellow handling). Talk to your dog in the chute can help cue a tighter turn.
  • The green line handling gets tougher as your dog gets going faster - three front crosses to a Post Turn/Shoulder Pull Post Turn/Shoulder Pull/Pivot TurnLearning the Post Turn, you'll get behind unless you MOVE.
  • Yellow path treats the 180 like a single sided serpentine - you have to be ahead of the dog to Push over 16, if you have to Rear Cross you were too slow.
  • The blue handling requires a send to the chute and you have to call your dog back over 14 to you - easiest on the handler but some dogs whent really wide out of the chute.

Can you handle the closing all three ways? I hope you’ll try!

Sequence 2

Sequence 2

We had run the first sequence four times each and played with the different handling approaches. So I came up with the sequence above. The fun part is the 2-6 the Pin Wheel to Serpentine…

Please leave me a comment if you tried these…

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