Instructor: Ashley Deacon
This class will teach your dog to turn tightly and efficiently over a jump. Shaping (in the operant-conditioning sense) will be used to systematically teach your dog how to set themselves up properly for efficient turns.
A series of simple drills will be used to proof that they consistently recognize the correct direction to turn. These drills will also improve your timing and give you confidence that your dog has committed to the turn, allowing you to get ahead on course. Attention will be given to teaching efficient wraps/post-turns and serpentines.
The drills covered are useful both as foundation exercises for a young dog and also to improve the jumping ability of a dog that is already competing. Only jumps and tunnels will be used. Jump heights will be tailored to the age and ability of the dog and will adjusted over the duration of the class.
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Registration will begin at 9:00am PDT.
Enrollment limits: 15 gold, 25 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze level spot you can sign up any time during the registration period.
Post-turn wraps around the clock
Serpentine wraps around the clock
Combining post-turn and serpentine wraps
Introducing the backside of the jump
Adding handler motion
Sending your dog to turns
Prerequisites and Equipment
All dogs must be familiar with jumps/tunnels (do not need to be jumping full height).
Best progress will be made if your dog will chase a tossed toy, tug-and-treat or food reward. Most progress will be made with 2 short sessions per day 5-10 mins max.
This course can be conducted in a small space: only 3 jumps and one 15' tunnel will be used. 40’ x 30’ space max required.