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Equipment Considerations Triples In most U.S. venues, the back of the triple jump is consistent for all heights with the smaller height bars set toward the back of the jump. That means that very small dogs must “enter” the space of a triple before they take off. This can set up two situations. If the uprights of the triple are solid, the dog may momentarily be blind to the handler and need to reconnect after the triple. Also, on a severe approach to the triple, the dog may need to be given information on the ground to prepare for the approach. Jump Standards The designs of jump wings are not standardized and can set up confusing situations for both big and small dogs. I’ve seen large dogs jumping 26" be confused when approaching a jump with wings consisting of horizontal solid panels. They clearly planned their trajectory to take the wing instead of the bar, confusing these solid wings for a panel jump. Also, I’ve seen small dogs come through the vertical gaps in the wings of jumps on tight wraps. Broad or Long Jump In USDAA the width of the broad jump is around 48" while the depth varies from 20" for 12" jumping dogs to 60" for 26" jumping dogs. At the longer spans, the shape of the broad jump changes dramatically. The ratio of width to depth for small dogs makes the front of the broad jump obvious. But for larger dogs, the side of the broad jump may look like the approach side, resulting in the dog slicing across the obstacle incorrectly. This means that ensuring that the dog understands which face of the obstacle is the front of the broad jump may require more precise handling on the part of the large dog handler. Teeter The teeter is a challenging obstacle for small dogs. The amount of time they spend on the board is significantly greater than for big dogs. Handlers need to both prepare their small dogs for these challenges but also accommodate this difference in their handling strategy. D Anne Stocum lives in upstate New York and has been involved in dog agility for nearly 15 years. Anne has competed nine times in national finals (AKC and USDAA) with her Shelties, Breeze and Lacey, and with Breeze, she was a member of the 2010 AKC World team. Anne blogs about raising her Border Collie, Tai at annestocumagility. wordpress.com. You can reach her at jstocum@rochester.rr.com. 56 Clean Run | July 12 http://annestocumagility.wordpress.com http://annestocumagility.wordpress.com

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Clean Run - July 2012
Contents
Editorializing: Children at Agility Trials
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
The History of the Virtual Agility League
Agility Mind Gym: See Success
Agility After Joint Replacement
Power Paws Drills: On the Diagonal
Higher Than a Kite: Training the Over-Aroused Agility Dog
From Hoof to Woof: What Riders Can Teach Handlers
Not Your Normal Agility Dog
Building Blocks: Building Hands-on Confidence and Control
Principles of Self-control on the Agility Course
Chute Straight
Small Dog vs. Large Dog Handling
I Decided to Be Happy... and Then I Was! Tips on How to Get a New Attitude
Footwork for Agility: Front Crosses
What’s in Your Toolbox?
Clean Run - July 2012 - Clean Run - July 2012
Clean Run - July 2012 - 2
Clean Run - July 2012 - Contents
Clean Run - July 2012 - 4
Clean Run - July 2012 - Editorializing: Children at Agility Trials
Clean Run - July 2012 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run - July 2012 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Clean Run - July 2012 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run - July 2012 - 9
Clean Run - July 2012 - 10
Clean Run - July 2012 - The History of the Virtual Agility League
Clean Run - July 2012 - 12
Clean Run - July 2012 - 13
Clean Run - July 2012 - 14
Clean Run - July 2012 - Agility Mind Gym: See Success
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 17
Clean Run - July 2012 - Agility After Joint Replacement
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 20
Clean Run - July 2012 - 21
Clean Run - July 2012 - 22
Clean Run - July 2012 - Power Paws Drills: On the Diagonal
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Clean Run - July 2012 - Higher Than a Kite: Training the Over-Aroused Agility Dog
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 30
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 32
Clean Run - July 2012 - From Hoof to Woof: What Riders Can Teach Handlers
Clean Run - July 2012 - Not Your Normal Agility Dog
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 38
Clean Run - July 2012 - Building Blocks: Building Hands-on Confidence and Control
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 42
Clean Run - July 2012 - Principles of Self-control on the Agility Course
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Clean Run - July 2012 - Chute Straight
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Clean Run - July 2012 - Small Dog vs. Large Dog Handling
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Clean Run - July 2012 - I Decided to Be Happy... and Then I Was! Tips on How to Get a New Attitude
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 59
Clean Run - July 2012 - Footwork for Agility: Front Crosses
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Clean Run - July 2012 - 62
Clean Run - July 2012 - What’s in Your Toolbox?
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