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As the dog performs his selected criteria on the A-frame, the handler is already at the positional cue at #13. The handler does a front cross, stepping toward #14. At the dog's commitment to #14, the handler rotates to #15 then #16, accelerating toward #17.

The handler runs ahead to #17 to decelerate to achieve a tight turn, rotating to the refusal line of #18 and then continuing around to #18, and then accelerating to #19 then #20. The dog should be chasing the handler to the finish.

as the dog is performing the A-frame, the handler can execute the front cross, switching from a left arm to a right arm and creating the right turn to #13. See Figure 8. The handler then opens up the straight line from #13-#14, allowing the dog to take efficient striding on this line. If the handler is not able to make the positional cue at #13 for the front cross, a rear cross should be used instead. To cue these turns correctly, the handler should keep the dog on the left from the A-frame and use shoulder rotation to cue #13. As the dog lifts off to #13, the handler accelerates on the diagonal line between #13 and #14 so that at commitment to #14, the handler crosses behind the dog to cue the left turn toward #15. Once the dog is driving toward the refusal line of #15, the handler continues to rotate to her left with the dog on the right driving toward the weave poles at #16. While the dog is in the weaves, the handler should accelerate ahead of the dog to run up to #17 to show deceleration so that the dog can collect before #17, allowing for a more efficient turn on the 270 to #18 as shown in Figure 9. As the dog lifts off to #17 the handler rotates to face the refusal line of #18. Once the dog commits to this line, the handler can continue to rotate as she drives toward #19. This should have the dog chasing the handler from #18 to #19 and to the finish. As the handler is ahead of the dog, she should continue to keep connection with her dog to the finish. As you can see in Figure 10, this is an area where an offcourse might occur for handlers who use blind crosses. As the handler rotates her shoulders toward #20 ahead of the dog, the dog may see the off-course jump—therefore, the dog has a choice to make. Does this shoulder rotation mean to stay on

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This is an area where an off-course might occur for handlers who use blind crosses. As the handler rotates her shoulders toward #20 ahead of the dog, the dog may see the off-course jump—therefore, the dog has a choice to make. Does this shoulder rotation mean to stay on the handler’s right and take the #20 jump, or does this shoulder rotation mean to switch sides with the handler and take the jump on the handler’s left?

the handler's right and take the #20 jump, or does this shoulder rotation mean to switch sides with the handler and take the jump on the handler's left? This course is a fun one to set up and test your cues and understanding of acceleration and deceleration and 270 skills, as well as to practice running both your front crosses and rear crosses. D

Laura Manchester-Derrett is part owner of UK Agility in the United Kingdom and UK Agility International in North America with husband Greg Derrett. She currently splits her time between England and California while running the two organizations. Laura and Greg also travel the world training competitors in the Greg Derrett handling system. Laura has been training dogs half of her life and has competed at the top of the sport, to include winning the UKA Nationals and UK Grand Prix and representing Great Britain at the IFCS WAC 2010, and as a European Open team member for Great Britain. 36 Clean Run | November 12



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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
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Clean Run - November 2012 - 10
Clean Run - November 2012 - 11
Clean Run - November 2012 - The Four Agreements
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Clean Run - November 2012 - 14
Clean Run - November 2012 - 15
Clean Run - November 2012 - Power Paws Drills: Working Opposites
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Clean Run - November 2012 - 18
Clean Run - November 2012 - Training with the Stars: Jeannette Hutchison
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Clean Run - November 2012 - 22
Clean Run - November 2012 - 23
Clean Run - November 2012 - What’s in Your Toolbox?
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Clean Run - November 2012 - Being a Good Student, Part 1
Clean Run - November 2012 - 31
Clean Run - November 2012 - Analyze This!
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Clean Run - November 2012 - 36
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Clean Run - November 2012 - Tips for Weave Pole Entries
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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
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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 - 54
Clean Run - November 2012 - What Is a Ketschker Turn?
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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
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