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 a few weeks ago. Here, we focus on the backside at jump #4, asking which path is the fastest. Run your dog both ways over #4 and compare your times. Watch the video below for a quick demo and some comparisons. Below those videos, we’ve included 3 additional renumberings below. Keep your sessions short and your reinforcement rate high. Good luck!
You are using verbal “wrap” for push behind, just curious what do you use for a plain wrap
We use Susan Garrett’s commands for wraps and push behinds. Any command will work as long as you are consistent. By using a verbal, you should be able to send your dog to either one from several feet away form the jump.
We use “around” for sending to the back. And the dog’s name in cadence (“mir Mir mir mir”) for extreme collection and wraps.