Mine is deceleration. I contrast my acceleration with deceleration, and combine deceleration mostly with front crosses and rear crosses to create fast lines for my dog while controlling turns. I reviewed all of my runs from this year’s Westminster (3 runs) and AKC nationals (5 runs) and categorized all of my moves. Thus, in the charts below you will see a reflection of my running style combined with the handling demands of the courses at these two special events. Interestingly, at Westminster I was 13-2 rear cross over front cross, but at nationals I went 18-4 front cross over rear cross. Pick a weekend trial of your own and take a look at what you’re doing on course—you might be surprised.
2016 Westminster Masters Agility Championship
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2016 AKC National Agility Championship
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Gitch and Esteban at the 2016 Westminster Masters Agility Championship