Happy Hurdler Exercise (Ann Croft)

This week’s practice uses a Happy Hurdler exercise from Ann Croft, which uses jumps and tunnels. You can break the course down into smaller sections or run one of the three complete courses to practice the skills at different levels. 

Serpentines and Threadles

his practice uses a portion of an AKC Jumpers course, which features serpentines. We used this exercise last year and everyone enjoyed the challenge. The alternate course provides backsides and threadle practice.

Tunnel/A-frame Discriminations

Here’s a portion of a CPE Standard course that provides some practice in tunnel/A-frame discrimination. You will have a chance to practice which cues work best for you and your dog and how you can set the dog’s line for the correct obstacle, despite the A-frame and 20′ tunnel obstructing the handler’s path.

USDAA Gamblers Course

This week we have a USDAA Advanced Gamblers course designed by Janet Gauntt. You get to design your own opening and then test your distance skills in the closing. Here’s a link that explains the rules of the game: https://www.usdaa.com/article.cfm?newsID=2848

Full Course: USDAA Advanced Snooker

This week we are running an Advanced Snooker course. If you’re not familiar with Snooker, here’s a link to an article from Clean Run that explains the rules. http://www.usdaa.com/binary/files/SnookerHanson.pdf​ Snooker allows you to design your own course to best suit your canine partner’s strengths and to see how many points you can accumulate in the opening. This course uses jumps, tunnels … Read More