News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast.
Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We’re kicking off 2018 with an advanced handling topic and a quick peek at my emails…
Confusion on Wrap Versus Rear Cross After a Threadle
This week, I’m going to share an interesting handling topic from our Bad Dog Agility VIP Facebook group. Take a look at the course map below and assume that your dog takes the #17 tunnel on your right, and you are unable to cross after the tunnel, so that you must manage the #18 backside with the dog on your right. What if the tunnel exit is pointed directly at the wrong side of #18?
Clearly, you need to threadle in this spot, but how do you make sure your dog turns toward the #19 dogwalk and not the #11 tunnel after you perform the threadle? Dogs frequently confuse wraps and rear crosses after a backside and we see the same issue here. Watch the video below for my thoughts on this tricky situation.
Happy New Year to my Spam Folder
Take a look at some of the emails I’ve been getting this past week:
Having recovered from the flu (after 3 days of fever, our 7-year-old daughter tested positive for influenza A), Sarah and I hit the gym yesterday and it was packed with people I’d never seen before, mixed in with a few regulars.
New Year’s resolutions happened. For me and my crew, dog agility is an athletic sport and my training regimen reflects that fact. In the next few weeks, I will share with you exactly how I set my agility goals and prioritize my training in spite of a very busy and unpredictable schedule. For now, after a freezing night in Texas, my goal is to bring warmer weather to the region.
Questions or Comments?
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and give me a few days to get back to you. Happy New Year and may all your champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true!