When executed properly, the Forced Front Cross is a handling technique that dogs respond to naturally. In this video, we handle puppies who have never seen this technique to show how easily they pick it up.
Apply 7 different handling techniques on a course of only 7 obstacles! Two differently numbered sequences on the same course set up of only six jumps and one tunnel allow you to practice many techniques without much equipment or space. These exercises are designed by OneMind Dogs Assistant Coach and Agility Judge, Marko Mäkelä.
Sometimes dogs with high obstacle focus will start guessing what the next obstacle is based on the sequence you handled previously. To make sure your dog is actually following your handling, it is good to do discrimination exercises.
A dog that follows handling is less likely to take off-course obstacles and will find it easier to learn new handling techniques. If you have two jumps and one tunnel, you can practice these small set ups even at home!
These short sequences will help to put the False Turns from theory to practice! If you have four jumps and one tunnel, you can practice these small set ups even at home! We have published a couple of exercises on the same setup earlier, check them out here.
These short sequences will help to put the False Turns from theory to practice! If you have four jumps and one tunnel, you can practice these small set ups even at home!
What's the next step after learning a technique yourself?
Try adding some speed to the exercise and applying the techniques in a short sequence!
After practicing the Layering with the help of the handling technique video, you can now take your training to the next level by applying the technique in a sequence!
OMD Coach Nic Jones designed a training exercise based on a gentle, S shaped path, to test your dog’s ability to change leading leg efficiently.