Exercise 2 – Alternate 3 Jump Rear Cross and 3 Jump Acceleration – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Exercise 2 – Alternate 3 Jump Rear Cross and 3 Jump Acceleration

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  • janetandzinnie says:

    I think she did well, so I added the acceleration jump as far away as I could – no bar because it was too close to the wall and I didn’t want her accidentally jumping! Next time I will move that jump closer.


  • janetandzinnie says:

    This is our 2nd try at this exercise. Am I giving her the correct information? I re-watched your example video, and noticed that the handler is starting at the first jump at an angle – and I was starting straight on (i was trying to set her line), so possibly that gave Zinnie mis information


    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      Here we’re trying to build on the last lesson by making your dog choose based on your handling. I think you ran it fine, especially the second time, but your dog didn’t quite have the understanding. You can remove the final jump all together for a few reps till your dog is successfully doing the rear cross. Then you can add it back in, start with the rear cross (which your dog will be patterned to) and then try the straight ahead (which should be easier). You want to work up to being able to randomly do one or the other and your dog responds. You can also move the final jump a little further away when you’re working through mistakes rather than removing it completely.

  • susan.staffeld@gmail.com says:

    We have been super limited on space, and this was borrowed space to begin with so I couldn’t store equipment there, so had to make do with this space and only four jumps (I was REALLY wishing I had a fifth for the full acceleration, but alas). By using this grid that was suggested I think in more than one of the cross foundation exercises and alternating acceleration and deceleration, wraps and crosses, it not only kept the training interesting for my dog, but it was SO helpful for her to learn to discriminate between the different cues I pathetically try to give her, like a chicken with its head cut off, hahaha.

    AND IT PAID OFF – she was the only dog to read a rear cross on a short sequence in class this last weekend, which was her first time ever to successfully do one AT ALL in class (she is normally just GOING so fast that she powers through and spins).

    This video is far from perfect, so definitely open to any and all criticisms and suggestions, but do want to thank you so much for everything you’ve done so far because I can not only see the improvement, but FEEL it. <3 My confidence was, and still is, our biggest training hurdle!


  • Lynne Bockelman says:

    Great tips! Thanks!

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