October Class Notes 2015

Week of October 5_DrillsThese are some drills (in addition to some coursework) that we will be working through this week, and can be taken out of their full-course set up and practiced at home in a smaller space.

White Circles: Try a German Turn at #3 and a Tandem Turn at #6.

Black Circles: Which way should you turn over #3? Turn to the inside with a Reverse Wrap + Blind? Turn to the outside with two Front Crosses?

White Squares: Which wing should you go around for #6? Left wing and Run on the Dog’s Line? or, Right wing with a Reverse Wrap?
(We were faced with a similar situation at the Collie Club trial – pictured below – and many chose to go around the left wing and do a Front Cross on the landing side of the jump. I chose to take my dogs around the long route and wrap the right wing. But I know if the sequence was just jumps, I would have gone around the left wing, no question) Trial Situation

Black Squares: How early can you leave after cueing jump #5? Will you stay close to the tunnel/DW discrimination at #6, or will you layer #8 to get in place for a Lap Turn at #7?

Blind Cross Week of October 12_Blind Crosses Week of October 12_Japanese_German_RWB_Flip

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Week of October 27

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