Round 4: Jumper with Weaves – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Round 4: Jumper with Weaves

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  • beardie1234 says:

    I think I would have liked competing at this Invitationals…these courses would have suited my style of handling perfectly. I opted for a long lead out and a rear on the flat between 6 and 7. I particularly enjoyed your analysis of the 13-14-15-16 line. Zig-Zag lines like 14-15-16 often cause me trouble because they require “close up” handling which, depending on the exact nature of sequence, I sometimes have trouble doing. I took your suggestion of a FC at the end of the poles and morphed it slightly into a BC on the landing side of 14 which fit perfectly into my distance send on the long curving line from 9 to the weave poles and left me well ahead to straighten the line from 14 to 15. I paired the blind cross at 14 with a rear cross on the take off side of 16. This did leave me a little behind and I had to hustle to get the rear cross at 18…on a couple of tries it was late enough that Truman took the backside of 19.

  • jpintar says:

    13-17 is something I want to set up and try. Is it okay to submit videos of sequences within these courses for feedback!

  • says:

    This is great, but I was wondering why the following approach was not mentioned:

    What are the problems with keeping dog on left from 13W-14-15-16-17? The two possibilities discussed are 14(RX)15(RX)16 and 14(BX)15(RX)16.

    Does rear crossing before 16 create a major advantage to get a tight turn before 17? To me it looks like another cross may be necessary to cue 19 and avoid off-course 10. Doesn’t a decel to get a rear cross before 16 put you at a significant distance disadvantage for 17-19?

    Thank you.

    • Esteban Fernandezlopez says:

      The main problem with dog on left frrom the weaves through #16 is that there will be a definite turn for the dog AWAY from the handler from 15 to 16 which we want to avoid. If you can be on the landing side of 15 as the dog is landing on the triple, you can go with the dog on left as you will be far enough ahead to straighten out the dog’s line without pushing into them.

      If the rear cross is done well, yes, you get a good turn at #16 whereas you’d probably need some deceleration if the dog is on your left at #16 to get the same good turn.

      Since #19 is the last obstacle I think there is not much of a distance disadvantage as long as you drive the diagonal line appropriately. People who hang back and wait on rear crosses will fall further behind, but on rear crosses you should be running to catch up to your dog.

  • Patty4027 says:

    Do they always do two jumpers rounds at the Invitationals?

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