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5 6 6 7 5 8 9 8 9 12 10 11 11 10 The handler shows deceleration at #5 to get an efficient turn to #6. The handler accelerates to the positional cue at #9 in order to get there early enough to show deceleration and cue the dog to turn tightly toward her. As dog commits to #8 the front cross is executed, cueing the turn into #9. As dog commits to #9 the handler rotates to cue directions for #10-#11. Because a sharp left turn is required to efficiently get to the seesaw from #5, the handler should try to give a cue for collection before the dog commits to #5 and then upon the dog taking off for #5. The handler then rotates and drives toward #6 as shown in Figure 5. As the dog exits #6 the handler must face the direction of #7. She should try to do this at a lateral distance while still cueing acceleration so that once the dog commits to #7, the handler is easily able to continue accelerating to the positional cue at the tunnel at #9. The handler needs to get there early enough to show deceleration to cue collection before the dog takes #8. The handler’s position combined with her deceleration will cue the dog to begin the turn toward the handler at #9. As the dog commits to #9, the dog is already turning over the inside upright of the jump and the handler is executing the arm change of the front cross, changing from a right arm to the left arm, turning to face the tunnel at #9. Without a change of sides from #8-#9, or because of a lack of understanding of deceleration and or a late deceleration cue, the dog will likely drive straight into the off-course tunnel. Or if the dog lands long, but did turn toward the handler, he would now have a choice to make on the A-frame or tunnels at #9. As the dog drives into the tunnel off the handler’s left, the handler should cue the right turns out of the tunnel to #10 and #11 by continuing to rotate right with the dog on her left and shown in Figure 6. As the dog commits to the tunnel, the handler should run to position herself as close as possible to the A-frame at #12. When the dog exits the tunnel, the handler should already be planted to the spot and facing the dog, while cueing with a right arm as shown in Figure 7. This will cue the dog to turn right out of the tunnel and to drive toward the handler. If the handler keeps facing the A-frame with the dog on her left, she November 12 | Clean Run 7 8 9 12 11 10 To eliminate any confusion of cues, threadle handling can be used from #11-#12. As the dog commits to #11, the handler moves into position close to the A-frame and faces the dog while showing a right arm, cueing the right turn toward her. As the dog drives to the reinforcement zone, the handler steps back with the right foot and steps toward the A-frame with the left foot, while switching to a left arm, cueing the left turn. would be unintentionally cueing #9 again. If she managed to get the dog off #9 by overrotating to the right, then she would end up flicking the dog to get to the A-frame. Using a threadle cue will eliminate this problem and cue the correct behaviors of a right and left turn to the A-frame. As the dog drives to the handler, past the off-course tunnel, the handler will step back toward the A-frame with her right foot, so that the next step she takes is forward with her left foot pointed toward the A-frame. The handler automatically switches to the left arm, which cues the left turn onto the A-frame. If the handler is quick enough and accelerates out of the threadle, she can get over to the positional cue at #13 so that 35

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Clean Run - November 2012
Contents
Editorializing: Sportsmanship Is Not Just About Being Nice
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility...
Backyard Dogs
The Four Agreements
Power Paws Drills: Working Opposites
Training with the Stars: Jeannette Hutchison
What’s in Your Toolbox?
Being a Good Student, Part 1
Analyze This!
Tips for Weave Pole Entries
Not a Practice Dog Anymore
The 2-Minute Warm-up
The Worrier: Solutions for the Dog That Is Worried or Afraid
What Is a Ketschker Turn?
Agility Mind Gym: Persistence and Determination
Building Blocks: Building a Better Lead-out
Clean Run - November 2012 - Clean Run - November 2012
Clean Run - November 2012 - 2
Clean Run - November 2012 - Contents
Clean Run - November 2012 - 4
Clean Run - November 2012 - Editorializing: Sportsmanship Is Not Just About Being Nice
Clean Run - November 2012 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run - November 2012 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility...
Clean Run - November 2012 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run - November 2012 - 9
Clean Run - November 2012 - 10
Clean Run - November 2012 - 11
Clean Run - November 2012 - The Four Agreements
Clean Run - November 2012 - 13
Clean Run - November 2012 - 14
Clean Run - November 2012 - 15
Clean Run - November 2012 - Power Paws Drills: Working Opposites
Clean Run - November 2012 - 17
Clean Run - November 2012 - 18
Clean Run - November 2012 - Training with the Stars: Jeannette Hutchison
Clean Run - November 2012 - 20
Clean Run - November 2012 - 21
Clean Run - November 2012 - 22
Clean Run - November 2012 - 23
Clean Run - November 2012 - What’s in Your Toolbox?
Clean Run - November 2012 - 25
Clean Run - November 2012 - 26
Clean Run - November 2012 - 27
Clean Run - November 2012 - 28
Clean Run - November 2012 - 29
Clean Run - November 2012 - Being a Good Student, Part 1
Clean Run - November 2012 - 31
Clean Run - November 2012 - Analyze This!
Clean Run - November 2012 - 33
Clean Run - November 2012 - 34
Clean Run - November 2012 - 35
Clean Run - November 2012 - 36
Clean Run - November 2012 - 37
Clean Run - November 2012 - Tips for Weave Pole Entries
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Clean Run - November 2012 - 40
Clean Run - November 2012 - 41
Clean Run - November 2012 - 42
Clean Run - November 2012 - 43
Clean Run - November 2012 - Not a Practice Dog Anymore
Clean Run - November 2012 - 45
Clean Run - November 2012 - The 2-Minute Warm-up
Clean Run - November 2012 - 47
Clean Run - November 2012 - 48
Clean Run - November 2012 - 49
Clean Run - November 2012 - The Worrier: Solutions for the Dog That Is Worried or Afraid
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Clean Run - November 2012 - 52
Clean Run - November 2012 - 53
Clean Run - November 2012 - 54
Clean Run - November 2012 - What Is a Ketschker Turn?
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Clean Run - November 2012 - 57
Clean Run - November 2012 - 58
Clean Run - November 2012 - 59
Clean Run - November 2012 - Agility Mind Gym: Persistence and Determination
Clean Run - November 2012 - 61
Clean Run - November 2012 - Building Blocks: Building a Better Lead-out
Clean Run - November 2012 - 63
Clean Run - November 2012 - 64
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