Thursday, January 13, 2011

Follow-up on Advanced Agility - January 13th, 2010

The flu (get better H!!) made for a small class tonight! Here's what you missed:
Part One

Part One
Looks deceptively easy doesn't it? I see two distinct options for handling this sequence: Blue and Green - depending on your dog - one is probably easier than the other. For blue, you'll implement a post turn - its possible to do a front-cross after two - but when I saw this sequence in standard on Saturday it was disadvantageous to be on the left side (#4 was a teeter that pointed Northwest, #5 was a jump to the right). The Pink line is a pattern of wrong courses that was pretty common as dogs were SURE that they were supposed to take the WC #1 not go through the center towards the triple. The Green line pulls the dog to the other side - essentially "serp'ing" the line. The red path sort of surprised me - more than a few dogs went #1 to the double...


Part Two

Part Two
Ready for some fun on this one? Here there's tremendous potential for dogs to back jump #4 (the red line), an opportunity to post turn around #4 (Green) - and for the right dog (I'm not sure this would be the right answer for T-Woo) to rear the backside of  #4 and then front-cross after #4 (blue)..


Part Three
Part Three
The end here looks a bit uglier than it actually ran...The blue path is the dog's path - regardless of handling moves. Red and Green are very attractive off-course options. Once again we have some opportunities for post-turns if you are so inclined...











Close-up of a post-turn path....Fluffy in blue and Barbie in green....

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