Round 2: Standard – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Round 2: Standard

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  • Nikki says:

    Analysis was excellent. My choice at 7,8,9 was to serp that line. Starting on the landing side of 7 coming out of the weaves. Is that not a preferred handling choice? If so, can you explain why? Thanks!

    • Esteban Fernandezlopez says:

      Yes, that’s great to be on that side–the question is, how did you get there? If we pretend the #14 tunnel was obstacle #6, then yes, you’ve used classic serpentine handling, but your three obstacles at the runnel, #7, and #8, with the middle #7 jump being the obstacle you “Serped” over. Otherwise, going back to the actual course, you haven’t really done a serpentine, you’ve done a front cross AFTER 7 and 8-9 is a straight line or slight curve with the dog on the right. A serpentine is different–you can get a better explanation with video here:

      If I have misunderstood your question, please let me know!

  • cyndikayla says:

    What do you mean “How will contacts be judged”? And how would you adjust your strategy accordingly? Aren’t contacts scored either you hit it or didn’t?

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      Technically yes, but years of observation indicates that some judges are more strict than others, especially for a teeter fly off call. If you watch your ring and see that a judge is calling flyoff that surprise you, you might adjust your strategy by staying closer to your dog, or rear crossing the teeter to slow your dog down. Where as if you really need a placement (to get into Challengers) or maybe you feel you need to leave the teeter to manager a different challenge further down the course, then you might push your teeter performance a bit harder and hope that your dog’s performance will be good enough to not get a call from your more lenient judge.

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