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Phil Seyer

I would like to see a clear definition of what a Flip is. The demo here doesn't seem to fit with the first Flip training video. Here it appears that a Flip happens when the handler does a blind in the flat between obstacles. However, earlier it was said that a flip is the combination of a front cross and a blind. Also, interesting here is that two blinds are used in quick succession. It would be helpful to clearly explain why the Flip is used. It appears that the Flip is used here to keep from taking the tunnel after the dog walk. This was suggested but not explicitly stated.

7 months ago

Marika Kelokari Community Manager 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Phil! Thanks for your comment and being so patient with us getting back to you. I think you may have seen this before but this is the video you want to watch to learn the Flip

The International Training Week videos are filmed in an actual seminar and this video demonstrates handlers practicing the Flip.

Jenni Leino OneMind Dogs Coach 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Phil,

Yes, Flip is a combination of a Front Cross and a Blind Cross. The idea is that the handler sees the dog land from the first obstacle as in a Front Cross, and then after landing the handler changes the side with a Blind Cross. The dog needs some time to react the these side changes so that is why the handler needs to be further ahead of the dog to execute a flip. Flip is used in a situation where you need to change your dog's line, most often it is used when you need to get the dog past some trap obstacles. The more obstacle focused your dog is, the more
useful this techniques becomes in your toolbox.

There are many ways we can use our handling elements to help the dogs on the correct path. In a blind we use the direction of our gaze / head to tell the dog which side to come to.

I hope this helps :)

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