Serp Blind Cross vs Early Blind Cross – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Serp Blind Cross vs Early Blind Cross

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  • Nancy T says:

    Redo of Blue (first) the Wesley. Thank you
    https://youtu.be/ULHndv_zjyg

  • Nancy T says:

    Hello. This is Wesley. Thank you
    https://youtu.be/xfOF2zgcERE

  • Nancy T says:

    Hello. This is Blue. Video one is the short skill with dog on left. Video 2 and 3 I ran the same but in 3 I did a spin at jump 6 to 7 – was wondering if that was a bit of over handling. Thank you
    https://youtu.be/z18n6DMpr30

  • glaporte115@gmail.com says:

    I set this up and ran Syn on it. On ex 1, I used a “left” to help him with the serp blind towards jump 4. Would that be appropriate?
    On ex 2, I didn’t get the blind after 8 on video. (It started to rain.) The video here, I did a fc. I did get the blind, when I ran it, but I felt he was tighter with the fc.
    https://youtu.be/aYnES25X9CY
    https://youtu.be/B9UBHLvg81Y

  • Claire says:

    You have my interest on this one.
    In your description you write about the different ways to handle the top drill from the bottom drill.
    I would have loved to figure out on my own the way I would run this without first reading your way of handling to see if I was thinking the same way.
    My question is – is there one best way to handle the top drill and the bottom drill? Is it the way the dog will read your handling better, does it create the best line for the dog?
    I see people handling something like this in many different ways and I am always thinking what is the best way to handle to give my dog the best information.
    https://youtu.be/bOldGFzxaCw

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      When you ask “is there one best way to handle the drills” are you referring to overall strategy? Or are you asking if there is “one best way” for the blind cross? If looking at overall strategy then yes, even dog might be different. How I would run Swift on this is very different than how I would run Swift. Both are 16″ male shelties but they run with very different styles. Lucky can turn well and needs pushed. Swift runs more on his forehand and needs lots of turning cues. The blind cross, however, goes have a right and wrong way to be executed.

      Drill 1 – I’d like you a bit farther ahead at jump #3. You want to try to be on the takeoff side of the jump by the time Andy takes off. :04 you can see you are still on the landing side when he jumps. The rest looks good.

      Drill 2 – You did the BC between #2 and #3 and I *think* you are okay with that for Andy but I would be curious if you could tighten his line with either a FC in the same spot or a BC after jump #3. Aa blind cross after #2 doesn’t give many turning cues. Do you still have it set up? Try all 3 options again and we will do a side by side 😉

  • danekahedges@gmail.com says:

    Thanks for the GREAT feedback!! Brite’s redo.
    https://youtu.be/5esIWVdZDog

  • jlavalley@comcast.net says:

    https://youtu.be/0dGBQl_8OyM

    Ok I set one up! Here it is with Bee. Plenty to critique as this is over our head a bit. Gave me lots to think about that I haven’t really worked yet, but with a little practice we were able to “get it done” a couple of times for each type of cross….if not do it beautifully. 😉

  • danekahedges@gmail.com says:

    Are the jumps in the serp 10ft apart?

    • Jennifer Crank says:

      You want about 18′ from center of one jump to the center of the next when you walk the dogs path. So yes, about 10′ wing to wing is good. Since you have small dogs, you could make it harder by putting them closer once you’ve been successful at 10′.


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