Advanced Class: No Frills Course - 23-Feb-2011

24 Feb 2011Steve Schwarz

Here’s a course setup with two variations on a sequence containing Jump Wraps Jump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With VideoJump Wrap/Wrap, Pull Throughs, Threadles Mary Ellen Barry on Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesSingle Sided Threadle HandlingTraditional Threadle HandlingThreadle Sequence, a Pin Wheel, a Back Side Jump Handling the Quad Back Side - Patrick Bucher Course/VideoThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesBack Side/Back Side JumpBack Side of Jump Handling Combinations - Video and general handling from my classes this week at For Your Canine.

Sequence 1 Setup

Sequence 1

The red obstacle numbers were the original sequence and without the reds is the smoother course. Here are some quick handling notes for the first sequence.

  • Start out dog on left and Front Cross Learning the Front Cross - VideoFront Cross between 2 and 3
  • Show collection to 3 to get a clean turn into the tunnel
  • Weaves with dog on handler's left you can push on the last weave pole and Rear Cross Learning the Rear CrossRear Cross the A Frame approach or Front Cross the exit
  • Weaves with dog on handler's right you leave the weave entry up to the dog and Shoulder Pull Learning the Post TurnPost Turn/Shoulder Pull/Pivot Turn the dog to the A Frame
  • 7-8-9 Front Cross Jump Wrap 9 and dog on left around to teeter
  • 7-8- Red 9 for handler ahead of dog could Front Cross on take off of jump 9 and dog on left around to teeter. Or Push dog to back side of 9 and Front Cross across the face of the jump to have dog on left to teeter.
  • Rear Crossing 10 failed consistently the dog does (and should) turn to the weaves... unless you cross very close to 9 and push forward (use rear cross as a change of sides and not a turning cue - this is verboten in some handling systems)
  • Single Sided Serpentine 12-13-14
  • The rest of the course is all about Front Cross jump wraps - if you can get ahead and stay ahead

The back side of jump 9 was the stickiest spot and 2-3-4 took some finesse. But my students did a very nice job (once again!).

I do want to hear from you if you set up these sequences!

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