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Technique Quiz 1 & 2 - Video And Course Analysis

Leading OMD Coach Mikko Aaltonen planned a technique quiz to help develop handlers' skills for applying techniques on a course. Watch a video of one possible option to solve the puzzle! Starring on the video are Marko Mäkelä and Pampula.


Megan Foster OneMind Dogs Assistant Coach

Sweet! I got 100% on the quiz. Now, I have to run it :) Which I will do next week!

1 year, 3 months ago

Jenni Leino OMD Coach 1 year, 3 months ago

That's great Megan! Don't forget to videotape your training and share it with us :-)

Megan Foster OneMind Dogs Assistant Coach 1 year, 3 months ago

I will definitely try to video as much as I can :)

Would you ever consider going around the right wing of #2 to be faster in this situation? And, would you handle that with a Forced Front Cross? Is the turn from 2 to 3 "s" shaped enough that if staying on the landing side you'd choose a German turn, or would a backside send to blind cross be more appropriate?

Mikko Aaltonen Leading Coach 1 year, 3 months ago

Hi Megan!
You are right. Going around the right wing of #2, can be faster for some dogs. I just tried to include as many different handling techiniques as possible to this exercise :)

Both a Forced Front Cross and a German Turn would be possible if you are handling around the right wing. I would always choose a German Turn instead of a Backside Send to Blind Cross if the next obstacle is on the take off side like it is in this case.

Megan Foster OneMind Dogs Assistant Coach 1 year, 3 months ago

Excellent - thank you! That makes perfect sense.

Looking forward to more quizzes :)

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