Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Intro Class: Introduction to Crosses 101

Some documentation on the crosses we talked about last night.


Front Crosses: Dog's path in Green, Handler path in Navy. Remember you are turning towards your dog for a front cross.


Rear Crosses: Dog's path in Green, Handler path in Navy. Key point here is to support the dog's path over the jump while they move ahead of you to the jump, your motion is lateral. Think Half-Pass not a straight line.

Homework this week is to practice front-crosses on the flat - don't be afraid to work these without your dogs - front crosses are tough! Work you first, when you've got it add in your dog. Remember to work both sides! Reward your dogs for turning towards you and treat (click) on the "new" side.

Bonus reading from Agility Nerd:
http://agilitynerd.com/blog/agility/starting/LearningFrontCross.html

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