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Front crosses will be the featured handling maneuver for this month’s article,
as well as some pinwheels, serpentines
and even back-side jumps for additional
challenges. As you run these, look for
ways to assist your partner in traveling
smooth paths that quickly put the next
obstacle into view.
Figure 1: This is a front cross drill from
start to finish, with two variations for #2.
For white #2, set up your dog at an angle
facing jumps #1 and #2, then lead out to a
stationary position near the front left post
of #2 and face your dog. Using your left
arm, guide your dog over #2 while stepping laterally to your right and pulling
your dog inside you toward #3. Do front
crosses after #3 and #4. Be a bit patient as
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your dog performs the tunnel so you can
race with him to #7 and cue extension into
the pinwheel. Slide across for a final front
cross after #9 to drive the dog into the tunnel at #10. For the black #2 option, lead
out to just before the right post of #2. Call
your dog to your right hip while facing
forward, then push him around the back
with a Back, Push, or Around command
and then do a landing-side front cross off
#2 to pull your dog through the uprights.
Figure 2: With dog on left, drive out to
#2. It’s acceptable, perhaps even preferable, if the dog lands slightly long to get
a nice angle back lining up #3 to #4. If
you feel comfortable with a lateral send
to #2, you should have time to do a front
cross after #3, which then sets up another

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front cross after #4. If, however, your dog
needs more assistance to #2, you may
have to do a post turn at #4 going right.
Practice both options; better yet, time
both to determine what is best for you as
a team. A front cross or blind cross executed out of the tunnel will set you up
nicely for the pinwheel from #7-#9.
Figure 3: Your dog will be on right for
#1-#5. Follow #5 with a front cross to set
up a right turn after #6. The flow for #7#9 is much better with a right turn at #6.
A front cross after #8 is possible for quick
handlers, but if you are late and the dog
is forced to slow down and add strides
to get around you, then a wiser choice
would be a rear cross to #9. The pinwheel
#10-#12 will be with your dog on right.
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Clean Run - July 2013

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

Clean Run - July 2013
Contents
Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
Backyard Dogs
Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
The 10-Minute Trainer
Power Paws Drills: Serp City
Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
Channel Weaves Modified
The Judge’s Debriefing
Training with the Stars: Jenn Crank
The Construction Zone: Weatherproof 2x2 Weave Pole Bases
Look! Teaching Dogs Where to Focus
Busting the Myths: You Can Talk, You Can Smile, You Can Have Fun!
Out Spot Out! Teaching Independent Obstacle Performance, Part 4
Clean Run - July 2013 - Clean Run - July 2013
Clean Run - July 2013 - 2
Clean Run - July 2013 - Contents
Clean Run - July 2013 - 4
Clean Run - July 2013 - Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Clean Run - July 2013 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run - July 2013 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
Clean Run - July 2013 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run - July 2013 - 9
Clean Run - July 2013 - 10
Clean Run - July 2013 - Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
Clean Run - July 2013 - 12
Clean Run - July 2013 - 13
Clean Run - July 2013 - 14
Clean Run - July 2013 - 15
Clean Run - July 2013 - Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
Clean Run - July 2013 - 17
Clean Run - July 2013 - 18
Clean Run - July 2013 - 19
Clean Run - July 2013 - The 10-Minute Trainer
Clean Run - July 2013 - 21
Clean Run - July 2013 - 22
Clean Run - July 2013 - 23
Clean Run - July 2013 - Power Paws Drills: Serp City
Clean Run - July 2013 - 25
Clean Run - July 2013 - 26
Clean Run - July 2013 - 27
Clean Run - July 2013 - 28
Clean Run - July 2013 - 29
Clean Run - July 2013 - Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
Clean Run - July 2013 - 31
Clean Run - July 2013 - 32
Clean Run - July 2013 - 33
Clean Run - July 2013 - 34
Clean Run - July 2013 - Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
Clean Run - July 2013 - 36
Clean Run - July 2013 - 37
Clean Run - July 2013 - 38
Clean Run - July 2013 - 39
Clean Run - July 2013 - Channel Weaves Modified
Clean Run - July 2013 - 41
Clean Run - July 2013 - 42
Clean Run - July 2013 - 43
Clean Run - July 2013 - 44
Clean Run - July 2013 - 45
Clean Run - July 2013 - 46
Clean Run - July 2013 - The Judge’s Debriefing
Clean Run - July 2013 - 48
Clean Run - July 2013 - Training with the Stars: Jenn Crank
Clean Run - July 2013 - 50
Clean Run - July 2013 - 51
Clean Run - July 2013 - 52
Clean Run - July 2013 - The Construction Zone: Weatherproof 2x2 Weave Pole Bases
Clean Run - July 2013 - 54
Clean Run - July 2013 - Look! Teaching Dogs Where to Focus
Clean Run - July 2013 - 56
Clean Run - July 2013 - 57
Clean Run - July 2013 - 58
Clean Run - July 2013 - Busting the Myths: You Can Talk, You Can Smile, You Can Have Fun!
Clean Run - July 2013 - 60
Clean Run - July 2013 - 61
Clean Run - July 2013 - Out Spot Out! Teaching Independent Obstacle Performance, Part 4
Clean Run - July 2013 - 63
Clean Run - July 2013 - 64
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