Blind Cross - Agility Handling Technique

In a Blind Cross the handler moves ahead of the dog and changes the handling side. The dog is switching the side behind the handler’s back. Because the handler gets to move forward all the time and no quick turns are required, this technique is the favorite for many handlers with knee problems, for example.

Blind Cross is a handling technique to choose when you need to be able to move forward on the course as effectively as possible. With most dogs, Blind Cross works best when the angle of the turn is no tighter than 45 degrees. If you need your dog to turn tighter, you might want to choose a Front Cross instead.


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