Front Cross

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In this video, Esteban breaks down one of the common mistakes that handlers make when performing the front cross. You'll learn why and how you should fix it, improving your front cross performances and saving you valuable time on course. The video includes detailed explanations, demonstrations with a dog, and drills that you can perform

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Try these four handling variations for this exercise based on the #18 choice at the 2016 AKC National Agility Championship. Full Loop Wrap (4.46 seconds) - the most popular choice at the event, but may be the slower option Forced Front Cross (4.06 seconds) - creates the s-path, requires getting to the take off side

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Here's a second two jump exercise to test your handling and your dog's jumping (click here for our original two jump exercise). The perpendicular jumps did result in a few more knocked bars initially as they created more sliced approaches, often with pressure. I ended up with a 9 obstacle sequence that uses only 2

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Recently, I designed a sequence that I could use to test my dog's ability to keep up 26" jumps with a variety of handling. I specifically wanted a sequence that I could set up quickly and easily for "work for your dinner" practice. I ended up with a 9 obstacle sequence that uses only 2

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Practicing Wraps & 270s

In the video below, Bad Dog Agility training partner Lori and her 11 month old Border Collie Amp run a sequence that emphasizes 270s. Starting with a 270 to the backside for jump #1 allows you to start the exercise without a stay or helper to hold your dog. Focus on moving to the next

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Here's a great little three jump setup that allows you to work on many different beginning level skills. Review the position and timing of your acceleration and deceleration cues, and then work on these with just two jumps. You can test your dog's understanding of the decel by trying it on the other side. And

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Threadle-Rear Cross vs Push Through

The winning run in the large dog final at the 2012 European Open featured an impressive threadle-rear cross combination by Silvia Trkman at a critical place on course, shown below. In this article, we present two different ways to handle this type of sequence. The essence of the challenge is shown in the diagram below.

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Lead Out Pivot

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A Lead Out Pivot is simply a stationary front cross. Rather than executing the front cross in motion, the handler leads out to their front cross position, cues an obstacle from this stationary position, and then executes the front cross. This typically occurs as the first sequence on course, but a lead out pivot can

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Front Cross

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A Front Cross is a maneuver in which you change handling sides in front of your dog. This typically occurs on a turn. The side change happens by turning toward your dog (you will be able to see your dog throughout). This is in contrast to the Blind Cross. http://youtu.be/r6F0x31ripI

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