Advanced Class: Analysis and Execution - 23-Mar-2011
24 Mar 2011
Here’s a sequence containing Pull Throughs, and some interesting handling options from my Advanced classes this week at For Your Canine. It is a little smaller and tighter course than I typically design, but we were tight for space and obstacles. I’ve written up some handling notes and a diagram, let me know if you have any questions., ,
Advanced Class Sequence 1
Success on this course depended on a knowing you/your dog’s skills and cueing collection when needed. Here are some handling notes:
- There were two primary options for 1-2-3:
- I preferred dog on my left all the way and taking the "back" side of the tunnel. Almost all the dogs saw the opening without the handler crossing the plane of the first jump and then you just stay on the back side of the tunnel and pick up the dog on your left when they come out. Then decelerate and to turn tight over 3.
- For handlers moving to the landing side of jump 1 (tunnel on handler's right) it was important to stay tight to the so the dog saw the tunnel entrance. Handlers faster than their dog could the exit of the tunnel. The rest used a . But it is important to cue collection or the dog jumps extended over 3 and on the way to off course 8.
- Push to the of jump 4 and turn tight and drive to the teeter, you don't want to push your dog wide.
- Then it is dog on left and Front Cross the exit of the weaves
See the diagram below for two ways to handle 7-10. The green handling with the Scoop over the last jump worked wonderfully, as long as you can support the back side of the 2nd jump of the 270. Then call/cue your dog to come in to you (it looks to your dog just like a . It is important to get ahead on the wrap so you can set the line over jump 9.
Using the blue handling, just get “in the pocket” turning the dog around to your right and then switch to a left arm to signal the Jump Wrap. Then drive forward over jump 9.
Advanced Class Sequence Handling
Coming out of the tunnel, some collection on the way to 11 and show the dog lateral motion toward 12. Layer the tunnel wasn’t much of an option with the layout of the tunnel and the post. But running the outside gave the clearest indication to the dog of the correct path.
Obstacles 16-17-18 worked with dog on left and just Shoulder Pulling all the way around. Then straight on to the ending.
I do want to hear from you if you set up these sequences!