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 HandlingSingle Sided Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesTraditional Threadle HandlingThreadle Sequence, Serpentines Serpentine Handling TechniquesSerpentine Sequence and Jump Wraps Jump Wrap Handling - With VideoJump Wrap Handling TipsJump 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!

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