Round 2: Standard – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Round 2: Standard

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  • Collene says:

    I missed the significance of the if I’m on the left the dog jumps on the left lead (about min 10:10). I translated “lead” as left foot, but still not certain why that helps.

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      14-15 was a small bend to the dogs left and not a straight line from the end of the DW to the tunnel. If the dog is on their left lead it increases the likelihood of success because it is a left-hand turn. If the dog takes the jump on the right lead it makes missing the entry of the tunnel more likely or if you get a little change in the air it is risk from the bar.

  • Dee says:

    I’m curious about noting whether a jump is a wing or not. We don’t ever seem to have trouble with missing a wingless, (am now knocking on wood) but now I am wondering if there’s more to a wnig and wingless than I am aware of??? We train with both, have a tight wrap with both.

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      Yes, it is definitely worth noting if you have a wing vs a wingless but for many people who practice on both, it is not a problem. Depending on the jumping effort required, wingless jumps can often be harder and almost always they are visually more difficult for the dog to find. They don’t even have wingless jumps in FCI and sometime I tend to under practice them. But more importantly than the wing, or lack thereof, is the bar length. We have 4’, 4.5’, and 5’ at my facility that we rotate between depending on the skill. Make sure you prep for all as slice jumps are much harder with a shorter bar.

  • beardie1234 says:

    I set up this course in my yard and did it before listening to the map analysis to test my course reading skills. For the most part my handling path used the front crosses you suggested, although with more lateral distance than most likely use, To handle the dog walk sequence my first thought was to run parallel to the DW and layer the panel jump leaving me on the landing side of 14. My dogs have stop contacts so this worked pretty well for me. My older dog is not as consistent at going to the end of the board and holding (she can sometimes turn sideways before reaching the end) when I’m far away, so I also tried a blind at the end of the DW with her followed by a rear before the tunnel. This worked pretty well too.

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      I think moving lateral while the dog is on the DW and going to the landing side of 14 to release is the ideal way to handle this one. Good for you! Having an alternative plan, like crossing at the end of the DW, is great for those lacking DW independence.

  • Ann says:

    I have a RDW so I can either keep DOL or do a BC before my dog gets to the contact zone. I would never make it to the end before her. Which would you think would be a better line/option going into the jump& tunnel, with DOL or DOR?

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      You mentioned you could do a BC before your dog gets to the contact zone but then also said you would never make it so the end before her. You will only be able to do a BC at the end of the dogwalk if you are ahead. If you can fade lateral while your dog does the dog walk then I would do dog on left all the way from DW-jump-tunnel.

  • ksheehan3 says:

    My favorite part of this analysis is after the dog walk. Even if I have the skill to move away laterally, would it possibly benefit me to cross instead?

    • ksheehan3 says:

      Maybe more to point, would is this be a good place to take advantage of having that particular skill? And what if it is like 90 percent?

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      If I was running this course, I would have crossed after the DW and rear crossed the tunnel even though I am pretty confident I have the skill. I often as myself, “is the risk worth the reward?” In this case for this event, better safe than sorry.

      If you have the skill and have used it in competition, I think you can trust your training and do dog on left off the DW and to the tunnel.

  • Krys Townsend says:

    I need clarity on the terminology used please. Is congavity change of direction? Thanks

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