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Practice April 2nd

April 1, 2011

With the bright and sunny forecast for tomorrow, I’ve designed a course for the field at Hyline. It is a practice course for distance handling, part of the preparation for the Distance Workshop we have scheduled for May 14-15. The course combines elements of chances and jumpers such as to be able to practice both chances skills and bonus line type of skills.

For reference, I’ve drawn in some restriction lines, but my suggestion is that each dog/handler team should run this at whatever distance that they feel they can succeed at, progressively increasing the distance. Yes, this may (or even probably will) lead to patterning the dog, but for a practice such as this, there is then the opportunity to take advantage of that patterning, increasing the distance and making it a win for the dog. (If the course image doesn’t display properly, you can click on the image to get a clearer display of it).

As a backup, we can set up the backyard dogs’ course from the current issue of Clean Run indoors.

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