Learn the best way to incorporate blind crosses in to your training and handling!

From foundation to application on course, learn how to appropriately incorporate blind crosses in to your skill set and handling system.

Whether you're looking to economize your handling so you can get around course faster with your dog, or you're looking to save your knees/back/etc., proper footwork and strategy is a must when it comes to executing blind crosses.

Make sure that you're communicating good INFORMATION to your dog - regardless of the type of course you're running!

Why take this course?

Any cue combination, even ones that your dog "naturally" reads and responds to, will benefit from specific training and practice.

Your teamwork with your dog AND your dog's response to cue combinations that involve a "blind" change of side (a change of side that occurs when YOU cannot see your DOG) will both benefit from the foundation training and sequences/drills that are presented in this course.

Whether you're trying to shave off seconds with more efficient handling options, or trying to save your knees/back/body, learning how to execute blind crosses in a way that makes sense to your dog and minimizes confusion with other cue combinations is a MUST.

This course will address the foundation training required for blind changes of side, the different types of blind crosses, AND, the strategy behind choosing when and where to do a blind cross on ANY type of course.


How Long Is This Course?

This course is split in to TWO four-week sessions. The first four weeks will focus on the foundation training Daisy recommends for successful blind crosses, as well as sequences focusing on implementation of different types of blind crosses. The first session, while not required, is HIGHLY recommended prior to the second four-week session. The second four-week session will continue to challenge you to think of how to implement your knowledge of blind crosses. Where on a course might you use a blind cross, and why? What are the benefits to using a blind cross in any given situation vs. a rear cross or a front cross? There are times when a blind cross is NOT appropriate, and these situations will be discussed as well.

Is this course interactive?

YES! You'll get access to a discussion forum where you can talk to Daisy Peel about your homework. You'll get to ask questions, and, if you can't make it to one of the Q & A sessions, you'll still be able to hear Daisy's answers to your questions and view the recorded Q & A sessions any time you like!

what equipment and space do i need?

You’ll need access to a 50×50 practice area at a MINIMUM, as well as 5-6 jumps and at least one tunnel for these courses.

will i be required to submit video?

Video analysis and feedback will be available for an additional fee as part of this course. You can choose, on a week-to-week basis, whether or not you'd like to submit video of your work for review! No need to commit to video review right up front; wait and see what the homework actually IS prior to committing!

When can I start?

Registration for the first session opens JULY 29, while Daisy and Frodo at are the European Open in France! Class will officially start AUGUST 3 and will run through AUGUST 31st. The second session will begin SEPTEMBER 7 and will end OCTOBER 19 - there will be a break in the middle of the second session while Daisy and Frodo at are the Agility World Championships in Spain!

How much is this course?

Each four-week session will be $79. Video review will be available for an added fee according the following schedule: One week: $19.95 Four weeks: $59.95

FROM JULIE:

“Very much enjoyed this class. It gave me a lot of clarification on when and where to use blind crosses and how to execute them effectively. I find myself really considering when and where to use them and picking them when they are the best option, not just because I can do one.”

FROM DENISE:

“I just wanted to thank you for a great course. As a newbie to this handling system I’ve enjoyed the drills and the feedback. Isn’t learning new things and challenging yourself to move beyond your comfort zone great :-) Thanks for keeping access open as I’ll be going back and using these drills and your feedback to continue to broaden my skills and improve my handling and my team work with my dogs. I’ll certainly be playing with the final sequences from week 8 as soon as I get a chance. It’s been really interesting being able to do both the APHS and Blind Cross course simultaneously, they complement each other nicely.”