Exercise with Options – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Exercise with Options

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  • Hsidmore says:

    Here is my go at this one. https://youtu.be/PzhYDp68T3k

  • jpintar says:

    Finally got around to working some of these exercises. Thanks ahead for your comments! I really like this stuff!!!


  • Kathy McClung says:

    Hi Jennifer!
    We worked on this one today! Great exercise! I was paying attention to your suggestion on the release in motion and tried it out, she broke her startline on the 2nd Front Cross attempt. I will need to actually train this to start using it. It is interesting. I usually have to clap to get her to start at a trial because she starts to look around when I lead out (nerves). Maybe if I adopt (and train) the release in motion, it may help us in a trial situation because she is watching me instead of looking around…I lost Frankie in the tunnel trap on the rear cross attempt. I kept the footage in there in case you have some wisdom for me on what I did there, but I kinda think she blew me off – haha.

    We rented a field to do the exercises and it was a little too much for Frankie to do the exercises & the challenge in one session. We attempted the challenge #1 but she was too fatigued to get the whole thing, so I didn’t force it. I included the partial attempt though 🙂

    Thank you for your feedback!

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      I love that you are trying new things with the SLS and I am absolutely a fan of releases in motion. I saw she broke on the 2nd one but with more practice you and her will both get better. If she does that again, I wouldn’t continue. I’d take her. back and restart. I also see you need to work on the timing of your FC. It was great with the challenge sequence but was to late on the SS option 1.

      Kathy – NAC Prep Mod 4: https://link.getonform.com/view?id=XaNJQuoTne0V3Cd7wjkS

      • Kathy McClung says:

        Thanks for the feedback Jennifer – I am getting an error when I try & access the video.
        “The video you are requesting isn’t available for playback because it hasn’t finished uploading from the device it was recorded on. Please refresh this page in a few minutes and if that doesn’t work contact the person who shared this video with you.”

      • Kathy McClung says:

        Thank you, Jennifer! This feedback was so helpful & I see that I need to get my FC & BC in earlier. I’ll work on that. I also think I need to improve my plan for my location for the FC, I think I’m trying to go too deep to execute the front cross & that is slowing down when I start the turn.

        I never would have figured out what happened at the tunnel without your feedback but I totally see it now! It makes so much sense! THANK YOU! I just really felt like she got magnetized into the tunnel when she turned away from me, but I can see now that my body language sent her there – what a good girl for responding (even though I didn’t intend to send her there).

        I’m looking for help on the “dig-dig” cue I’m using. I started using it to add a verbal for a “turn towards me” to help when there is an off-course obstacle that is straight on our line when I want to turn. I have a “wrap” verbal for when we are doing a tight turn and she really seems to understand that cue. Maybe I’m overusing dig-dig or using it incorrectly, since in the session there was no off course option? What change in effort should I see to determine if the dig-dig (indicating a turn) verbal is working, collection?

        Thanks for the super laser-focused feedback!

        • Jennifer Crank says:

          So to clarify, “dig-dog” is just a verbal for turning towards you but it’s not specific to jumping effort where “wrap” is a collection cue for turning towards you? Before I can help her clarify them I want to make sure I understand them 😉

          • Kathy McClung says:

            I will clarify my description for sure! I did not describe it well the first time. I use “dig-dig” for a turn WITH me (not towards me). For example, I would use “dig-dig” for a sharp 90 degree turn, especially if there was an off course obstacle that is on a straight line ahead. I started using “dig-dig” first, to indicate a turns and then when we started seeing wraps in Premier, I added a “wrap-wrap” verbal to indicate a full wrap around the jump & return to me. She really seems to understand the “wrap-wrap” verbal and I see her collect to make the tight turn when I use it.


          • Jennifer Crank says:

            Okay, I believe I understand. “Wrap-wrap” is more of a collection cue which is easier to identify than a soft turn, like your “dig-dig”. I don’t have a verbal for a soft turn; I simply use motion. If it is a 90 degree turn to the right or left, I would just use lateral motion and/or deceleration.

  • Maureen says:

    Surf and I giving it a try.

    It’s 83 degrees here in Georgia today!

  • Natasha says:

    Worked the girls on this today! Jazz kept good energy up the whole session. Her first collection recall was wide & I did just a few of those before I continued the exercise. Fun sequence! Ran in the order videoed.

  • beardie1234 says:

    Here’s Truman’s work on this. There was a little snow on the ground after we cleared the field but it wasn’t slippery. Sorry about the lighting conditions on the Challenge Option 2 section. I thought I had done this correctly during our first working session but when I was editing the video I noticed I had missed completely doing the backside on 5 and wrapped the left wing for 8…senior moment blamed entirely on the cold (LOL!). So we had to redo that part this am. Fun exercises! Good practice too, especially the challenge sequence as we will be doing Premier for the first time this coming weekend.

  • Tracy says:

    Fib working on Mod 4, exercises 1-3.


  • Nikki says:

    Hi Jennifer! The weather has been pretty awful. Too cold to work the dogs outside. Finally warmed up enough to get in some practice. This is my youngest dog, Jury, doing Exercises 1-3. We definitely have some remedial jumping work to do! 🙂 TIA for any pointers. Cheers, Nikki


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