Challenging Big & Small Courses

26 Apr 2013Steve Schwarz

My class course this week was inspired by the two jump, A Frame, tunnel discrimination in one of Eduard Bonet’s European Open qualifier courses. I also put together four small space exercises based on this challenge for your home fun.

Here is Eduard’s course:

Eduard Bonet Standard Agility Course

Full Course

Here’s my class course containing his jump, A Frame, tunnel challenges (use the black circled numbers to switch things around):

Full Size Class Course

Full Course
Obstacle Legend

Here are some handling suggestions:

  • Can your run dog on left all the way to 4 (and avoid the off course tunnel)? I challenged my students and they all got it.
  • 5-6-7 has a bunch of options - you should be able to do them all:
  • 8-9 Ketschker 8, turning dog left over 8, and putting the dog on your right to 9. Or Front Cross Jump Wrap 8 turning the dog right over 8 and putting the dog on your right to 9.
  • Front Cross 11-12
  • Front Cross 12-13 (on take off of 13). Independent teeter can you Front Cross on landing of 13?
  • Get dog's attention on approach to 15 to get a good turn toward tunnel 16.
  • Pick dog up near tunnel exit. Dog on left through 22 - get ahead, show good motion toward 21.
  • Serpentine Serpentine Handling TechniquesSerpentine Sequence 22-23-24 - you can handle it all on one side if get to landing of 22, or if you stay dog on left Rear Cross Learning the Rear CrossRear Cross 24.

I was hoping to video Meeker running this course after I set it up, but the traffic was so bad I barely had time to dream this up and set it before my students arrived. So I’ll leave it to you to offer up a video! Please do!

For those who want to work on the “interesting” part at home here are four small space sequences you can play with:

Small Space Sequences

Small Space Course 1Small Space Course 2Small Space Course 3Small Space Course 4


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