Threadle

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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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We recently encountered the following sequence in a USDAA Masters Challenge course. Having a bypass cue is very handy in these situations. In addition, this sequence adds some complexity by requiring a tunnel discrimination immediately after the off course trap. We tried this sequence both with and without the off course jump and to both

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CKC Practice Sequences

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There are 4 weeks left before the American Kennel Club International Team Tryouts in Minnesota, so over the next months, we're going to share some of the handling that we're reviewing in preparation for the event. Esteban reverse engineered this jumpers course from a video taken at the Canadian Kennel Club tryouts that took place

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The American Kennel Club (AKC) has been developing a new Premier Class that will emphasize international handling elements like threadles, 270s, forced layering, longer distances between obstacles, and bi-directional jumps/tunnels. Various clubs have offered the class as a demonstration, and one of them mentioned the use of inverted pinwheels. Many people, including us, had never

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Here's a great little setup we used to test our dog's understanding of tunnel discriminations (handled with a threadle cue) and bypassing the tunnel all together. By working all these options in a single session, we ensure that our cues are distinct enough for our dog to understand and test whether or not they truly

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In the video below, we show you a recent typical training session with our young border collie Miriya. This session is her first time to transition from threadle work in the flat to actual jumps, and every repetition is shown in order, although we've edited out the transitions (time between repetitions) to keep the video

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Happy Hurdle Course 2/12/14

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Any course with multiple 270s provides handlers with numerous handling options. In the course below, Ann Croft has designed one of the most challenging practice sequences I have ever run. For handlers who don't typically blind cross in these situations, your dog must have a strong understanding of motion, threadles, and rear crosses to be

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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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Threadle

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A Threadle is a maneuver where the dog takes an obstacle, then comes between two obstacles to take the next obstacle in the same direction. http://youtu.be/k-QqJClDymg

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