Backside Around the Clock – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Backside Around the Clock

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  • Bonny says:

    I would think you could do this with threadles too, I wouldn’t mind seeing video of that if you if you are ever training with your young pup.

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      I’m one step ahead of you. 😉😉 That video was filmed about four weeks ago. It will get posted tomorrow for BDA VIP and for June later in the month.

  • Nancy T says:

    Hi Jennifer. I am not totally clear how to set this up. I worked the around the clock from the map but I can’t quite get if you are moving the jump to different positions on the video or if you are just moving. I think I have some kind of spatial awarness problem!

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      I can totally see where you would be confused as the video and diagram are a bit different. In the video, I kept the camera and the tunnel in the same spot and adjusted the jump angle after each rep. In the diagram, the jump stays the same and the starting position of the dog/handler changes. Either option would be fine for practice. The point is that you work a variety of angles as I see lot of handler who only work backsides with perpendicular approaches and then have trouble when they see other angles.

  • says:

    Thank you both for you videos and comments. My mind is much more clear on how to help the jumping effort on a backside. Have used props before but I do not think I rewarded the foot placement. Maybe the reason it did not hold up without the prop.

  • says:

    I worked on the left hand yesterday and for some reason we struggled a bit more….especially with the serp backside that is barely a backside. I guess it’s the 3 o’clock position. She threadled in if I didn’t “over handle.”

    I have plenty of good reps of the positions, but this one gave trouble on the serp each time I went back to the 3 position.

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      From where she exited out of the tunnel, was it a backside? It doesn’t look like it from the camera angle but I trust you. It looks like “jump” would have been better.

      If in fact it was set up fine, then I would bring the jump closer to the tunnel to make it harder to threadle. The bigger the gap, the more likely the dog will threadle. Fun story very few will appreciate but I think you will – In 2009 at AKC nationals there was ISC on Friday that Nancy watched closely for tryouts. Sizzle, Blaster and Luka ALL threadled a 180 (that was really suppose to be a 180) that had a HUGE gap. That fall we won silver 😉 The point is, big gaps are harder and that ever really great dogs can struggle on that 😉

      • says:

        It wasn’t “much” of a backside….the number 3 position. I had about decided it didn’t matter as it wasn’t “really a backside skill”. It was food for thought on her “tendencies” though…..wanting to come in and threadle isn’t a terrible trait as you pointed out! 😉

  • says:

    Here is Bee doing backsides off the right arm.

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