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Front Cross

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

Combination: 270 + Serpentine

The diagram below shows a common sequence often seen at national and international competitions. While there are three general ways to handle this, most people will opt for a front cross between 1 and 2.   However, a tricky judge will often place several off course traps between the 2nd and 3rd obstacles. In this

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