Japanese [video]

Learn a handling technique called the Japanese. It is a technique where you are ahead of your dog while asking him to perform what appears to be the backside of an obstacle from your dog's point of view. This technique is ideal for handlers who find it difficult to execute turning maneuvers due to physical limitations such as knee injuries or other disabilities. It is also a great technique for dogs who slow down when you turn to face them as you would in Forced Front Cross.


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Lindy Kuisma Wanglast year

I was thinking about when I am doing a serpentine, when would I want a front cross and when would I want a Japanese?

Phil Seyer & Magic Momo3 years ago

What's the difference between the Japanese and the Blind Cross?

Jenni Leino3 years ago

Hi Phil! That's a great question :-) You can do a Blind Cross almost anywhere on a course, but Japanese is always done on a backside jump. You could say that Japanese is a "forced Blind Cross": you can do it in the same kind of places where you can do a Forced Front Cross. I hope this helps!