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Forced Front Cross [video]

Learn a handling technique called Forced Front Cross which is one of the most efficient techniques when you need to get your dog to slice a jump from the backside. You can start the Forced Front Cross by leading out to the backside from the start or by moving to the backside as your dog performs the previous obstacle.

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Wendy Koski9 months ago

How far from wing should you be. One video said one step or one meter that's quite a difference. I am guessing one step is around 12 inches (foot) give or take a meter is a little over 3 feet. The further out you are would that change the line a bit.?

Niki Drage9 months ago

Hi Wendy, the best way to judge the distance is to hold the top of the wing with your hand, if you can reach it with an outstretched arm then that is a good distance. it does depend on the dog a bit, for larger and newer dogs I would give a bit more distance than for smaller and more experienced dogs

Hilary Cross3 years ago

HI, Just trying to get my head round these exercises. In exercise 2, on number 2, it says forced front cross to a Jaakko turn. Loking at the diagrams, I can see the difference is the angle leaving the jump, but what do you do differently to create the angle? In the Jaakko turn, I know you turn against the movement, but how do you do it in this situation , together with the forced front cross?

Niki Drage2 years ago

Hi Hilary, Thank you for your question and I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. To do a Forced Front Cross to a Jaakko you start the Forced Front Cross as normal but when you send your dog over the jump, instead of turning with your dog, you turn your back on them and perform a blind cross just like in the Jaakko turn, does that make sense?