Starters/Advanced/Masters Challenge Small Space Courses

21 Feb 2016Steve Schwarz

Here are eight practice courses based on the layout for my March 2016 National Dog Agility League 50 x 50 “International-style” course. I’m not sharing the actual competition course (yet) but, since trainers whose student’s compete in NDAL often use the competition course as the basis for their class courses, I came up with some Starters, Advanced, and Masters Challenge (aka International) style sequences for use in training!

Here’s the obstacle setup in English and Metric units:

Here are some sequences that would be appropriate for Starters/Novice level teams and can also be divided into smaller sequences to work on individual skills. As usual, adjust obstacle locations for safety and to increase/decrease challenges as appropriate!

NDAL 2016 March Starters Sequence 1NDAL 2016 March Starters Sequence 2

Here are two Advanced/Open level sequences:

NDAL 2016 March Advanced Sequence 1NDAL 2016 March Advanced Sequence 2

Here are three sequences that would be appropriate for Masters/Master Challenge teams working on multiple Back Sides Handling the Quad Back Side - Patrick Bucher Course/VideoThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesBack Side/Back Side JumpBack Side of Jump Handling Combinations - Video, Threadles Mary Ellen Barry on Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesSingle Sided Threadle HandlingTraditional Threadle HandlingThreadle Sequence, Serpentines Serpentine Handling TechniquesSerpentine Sequence and Jump Wraps Jump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap Handling - With VideoJump Wrap/Wrap:

NDAL 2016 March Masters Sequence 1

I love the challenges in 7-12 in this sequence:

NDAL 2016 March Masters Sequence 2

This one should challenge even the most skilled team:

NDAL 2016 March Masters Sequence 3

This one might be too tough!:

NDAL 2016 March Masters Sequence 4

I hope you try these sequences and your group tries other NDAL courses.

PLEASE share your video running any of these sequences - you’ll be helping others!

If you enjoyed this article won't you please: Buy Me a Coffee at Thanks!

Related Articles: