Clean Run - March 2013 - (Page 23)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CAN YOU HANDLE © CL EAN RUN IT? This month we examine the Team Medium Jumpers course from the 2012 FCI Agility World Championships. The course depicted in Figure 1 was designed and judged by Kees Stoel 21 22 2 20 of The Netherlands. Kees challenged 103 dogs over a course consisting of 22 obstacles. Teams from 26 countries vied for the treasured podium placements. Teams from France, Czech Republic, and Hungary brought home gold, silver and bronze, respectively, in this Jumpers round. The full course was wheeled at 161 meters (176 yards) and standard course time was set at 38 seconds. Fifty-three dogs out of 104 (52%) ran clear and under time on this flowing, yet challenging course. Team France dominated with all four of their dogs going clear under 31 seconds; a feat matched by no other team. Before you peruse the handling choices made by the French team, devise a plan that could work for you. 1 8 By Marquand Cheek 3 9 4 19 7 10 5 6 18 11 12 13 17 15 16 1 March 13 | Clean Run 14 Team Medium Jumping 2012 FCI Agility World Championships Czech Republic Judge: Kees Stoel (NL) SCT 38 sec, 176 yds (161m) © WWW.WattSphotographY.Co.UK 23 http://WWW.WATTSPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run - March 2013

Clean Run - March 2013
Editorializing: Would You Treat a Dog Like That?
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
Knowledge Equals Speed! Teaching Verbal Directional Commands, Part 1
Power Paws Drills: Gnarly Rears
Ultimate Instructors: What Makes a Really Good Instructor?
Can You Handle It?
Head-Turning Turns, Part 3
The 10-Minute Trainer
Busting the Myths: Set Goals? Or Just Enjoy the Moment?
Out Spot Out! Five Required Skills for Successful Distance Work
Living Room Agility: Front & Rear Crosses
Nutrition for the Canine Athlete, Part 2
Puppy Agility Games, Part 1
Training with the Stars: Greg Derrett
The Judge’s Debriefing
Foundation Jumping, Part 1

Clean Run - March 2013