Advanced Class: Just a Dash of Evil - 16-Mar-2011

18 Mar 2011Steve Schwarz

Here’s a course setup with two different sequences containing Jump Wraps Jump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With VideoJump Wrap/Wrap, Pull Throughs, Threadles Mary Ellen Barry on Threadle HandlingTraditional Threadle HandlingSingle Sided Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesThreadle Sequence, a Pin Wheel, and general handling from my Advanced classes this week at For Your Canine. I’ve written up some handling options, let me know if you have any questions.

Advanced Class Sequence 1

Sequence 1

Here are some handling notes:

  • A bunch of ways to handle the Pin Wheel 2-4. Handling across the front of 2 and the landing of 4 or a Shoulder Pull requires setting the dog's line correctly to the correct side of the tunnel. Front Crossing 3-4 again watch the line to the tunnel. A fair number of off courses here...
  • 6-7-8 a Front Cross between 6 and 7 requires a handler faster than the dog, a good send to the tunnel can give the handler a head start. If you are slow you'll cue extension over jump 6. Otherwise, show deceleration approaching 6 and Rear Cross both 6 and 7. The Rear Cross solution can give some nice turns directly to the correct side of the tunnel.
  • Get on the Front Cross Line exit of the tunnel to get a good line through to 10
  • At least three options 10-11-12. Stay on the landing of 11 and "scoop" over 11 through the gap and push to the tunnel. Front Cross the end of the teeter, and Jump Wrap 11 to put the dog on your left and drive to the tunnel (need to be a quick and agile handler). Pull the dog around and Rear Cross 11 from the teeter side of the jump; just like last week, being able to Rear Cross a jump end-on is handy... although being behind and having to pass two jumps on the way to the tunnel is kind of a bummer...
  • Then it is just a short fast weave entrance and around the outside.
  • The final slice of jump 17 was a little problematic for a couple handlers; need to work every obstacle!

Advanced Class Sequence 2

Sequence 2
  • Same opening as sequence 1.
  • Jump Wrap around 6 to the dog's left; some dogs will need help getting that "nice" weave entry...
  • 8-9 get the dog's head or they will go off to the A Frame, especially if you just ran the first sequence. You could also Front Cross the end of the dog walk.
  • Slight push to the Back Side of 10 and a Shoulder Pull to the tunnel
  • Blind Cross or Front Cross the exit of the tunnel and then Rear Cross the weave entry
  • The dog exits the weaves and just sees the correct side of 15. So you could handle the Threadle from either side of the jumps...
  • If your dog is on your right after jump 16 just Rear Cross the take off of 17 and push a little to support the A Frame.
  • The rest is the same as the first sequence

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