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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.


Hilary Cross

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?

2 years, 4 months ago

Niki Drage OneMind Dogs Coach 2 years, 2 months 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?

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