Full Size and Small Space Courses Based on Cynosport Courses

12 Oct 2012Steve Schwarz

Updated 2012-Oct-13 Added video!

My students always kid me about the courses I design when I come back from a seminar or an important trial. This week I created a course that took interesting elements from the USDAA Cynosport Team Jumpers and Steeplechase Semi Finals courses and put them into my class course at For Your K-9. There are a lot of skills you can work on in this sequence.

Here’s the full size course we ran with a couple sequence options:

Here’s a small space version of the interesting stuff also with a few options:

Here are a few handling notes/challenges for the small space white circle course:

  • There are (at least) four ways to handle the Jump Wrap Jump Wrap/WrapJump Wrap Handling - With VideoJump Wrap Handling Tips at jump 2 - can you be successful with all four?
    1. Turn dog right and keep dog on handler's right to jump 3.
    2. Turn dog right and keep dog on handler's left to jump 3 (Ketschker).
    3. Turn dog left and keep dog on handler's left to jump 3.
    4. Turn dog left and keep dog on handler's right to jump 3 (Ketschker).
  • Front Cross Front CrossLearning the Front Cross over jump 5 (i.e. front cross on landing while dog is on take off side) to have dog on left to 6.
  • Keep dog on left or Front/Blind Cross to have dog on right to 7. Can you handle it either way? Be sure to shown motion/drive to the jump to avoid getting an off course!
  • Can you handle the next section if you wrap your dog either direction over jump 7?
  • Can you handle the 8-9-10 Serpentine Serpentine SequenceSerpentine Handling Techniques from both sides?
  • Drive! to jump 11 to avoid off courses.

Enjoy! Anyone have time to shoot a video?

Lot’s of bloopers in this video:

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