Back Side/Back Side Jump
26 Dec 2010
To me a Back Side sequence is where the dog has to be sent to the side of the obstacle that is not the side they see when they approach the obstacle. The diagram below shows examples of Back Side sequences and some handling approaches:
As shown by the green dog and handler paths in the center of the diagram acan be used to keep the dog on the side of the handler away from the wrong side of the jump and then when the handler rotates the dog sees and takes the correct (back) side of the jump.
The bottom diagram shows usingand Crosses to turn the dog over the correct side of the jump once the dog and handler have passed the jump.
I’ve posted a number of additional articles and courses containing Back Side handling.