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Nested Challenge Sequence

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  • says:

    We spent quite a bit of time getting to this stage – we aren’t very good at backsides yet. I did find I was more successful when I would use both arms, “hugging” the wing and putting one arm over the bar. Otherwise, I would think they were committed and both Thumper and Tigger would pull off, even when they were completely on the proper side of the jump. I left some bloopers in the video. Run order, Thumper, Tigger, Rocket.

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      The way you are cueing the backside on #3 (described as hugging) is perfectly acceptable. And in many cases, preferred as it presents many turning cues. Keep working on those backsides and getting your verbals out earlier, but this is a great start.

      • says:

        Thank you so much for your feedback. I got together with a friend over the weekend and started some backside and call-to-heel drills.

  • Collene says:

    What is a “lead out push”?

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      I define a pull as a change of direction without a change of side with the handler on the inside of the curve. A push is a change of direction without a change of side where the handler is on the outside. A lead out push is then a lead out, generally to the landing of jump #2, where the handler positions themself on the outside of the curve to better cue the turn and force the dog on a line. Many of my lead out pushes use a collection recall on the landing of jump 2 to cue and direct the dog.

  • says:

    I felt pretty good about these, but when I watched the video I was really in his way on the BC and the lead out push in option 2. He did better with bars we were both a little better adjusted to the grass I think. But bars are something I have really tried to pay attention to as experience with previous dogs tells me labs are not the greatest jumpers. So any feedback you have is appreciated.

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