Pull Across Jump and Push to Back Side - Video
02 Oct 2017Dana Pike had an interesting sequence in her Masters handling class this past week that could put the handler behind their dog on an 80 foot jumping sequence prior to the of a jump. There were a lot of handling options, and I wanted to share an unusual handling method that I setup to practice at home, that also didn't need as much space.
Here is the general obstacle setup:
When you set it up you want the wrong side of 3 to be what the dog sees when coming over jump 2. Play with the spacing and the angles - the closer jump 2 is to jump 3 the more challenging it will be to avoid your dog taking the wrong side of jump 3. Coming back towards the weaves it lets you work a fast/short weave entry too. If you first run the sequence where your dog takes the wrong side of jump 3 before you work on sending him to the Back Side you may find out just how well you and your dog communicate!
You can also start at the other end of the weaves and turn your dog right or left exiting the weaves to change the angle they approach jumps 2 and 3:
Here is video of Snap, Flyer and me working on these sequences:
I hope you set these up and give them a whirl!
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