Hi, @Daisy Peel here is our last homework for lesson one.
Normally, this goes much more smoothly. But thinking about WHAT I was doing and WHEN made me turn towards #5 too late and pushing Dizzy out too much at #4 I guess?
Thank you for your feedback!
@Sabine TRIAL 1 – you took your eyes off Dizzy too soon and as a result he extended a bit too much I think, and so he went wide between the third and fourth jumps. Keep your eyes on him a bit longer, almost as though you were going to NOT do a blind and were going to push him through the gap, then as he’s committing to the third jump, do the BC. This is a bit different than my previous advice, I know, and it wouldn’t apply IF that last jump were further away and he had the… Read more »
Wow, @Daisy Peel, great insight and LOTS of information to digest! I had to re-read and re-think your feedback for trial 1 several times to get the picture, but now it absolutely makes sense. Especially the hint of almost regarding #4 as a push to the backside vs. a longer distance between #3 and #4 helps a lot. Great take at trial 5 🙂 Due to an arthritic desease I can’t always move as fast and flexible as I’d like to, so I guess I tend to overcompensate in times when I’m feeling quite well 🙂 Thank you @Daisy Peel… Read more »
That’s what I’m here for, I enjoy giving feedback in this format 🙂 I do think the act of filming ourselves, editing, and posting video is in itself a great process – YOU have to watch your own video and analyze before you even submit it! 🙂
If I ever ask you to do or try something that you know you aren’t physically capable of, for whatever reason, make sure to let me know 🙂
Hi Daisy. Here is our Landing Side Blind Cross
@ClairePutman These look better than the other ones you just posted, actually; you’re doing the blind a bit later, taking the time to cue convergence to Andy for jump #3 and THEN doing the blind. Except for the last one; that one was again I think a bit early, no real convergence was cued for #3 🙂
Hi Daisy. We tried running this again with me trying to run a straighter line.
@ClairePutman The first one here looks good although you might be a teeny bit too far ahead. You should be cuing convergence to Andy as he is coming over 2 and looking at 3, and you’re already doing the blind cross; so in this case, it’s just a bit early I think 🙂 File under ‘words we thought we’d never read from our instructor’ – too early! 😛
I should add you ARE running in a nice straight line!!
I’m trying! The drunken visual is helping a lot
I see the difference in the 2 different ways I’m running this! Thank you for pointing that out. It helps quite a bit.
LOL don’t visualize too much drunken handling! Visualize nice lines 🙂 SOBER agility!!
Ugh, this one was painful. It took me way too many reps (not included, because one bad example is enough) to figure out to just CUE THE DANG SIDECHANGE. I went back and watched your example and had the duh moment.
@Shenna Lemche remember that my examples aren’t perfect – in a lot of cases there are things to be improved, and we left them that way on purpose, so you could read Linda’s comments on them 🙂 Your goal is to be BETTER than my demonstrations! Hmm, on the first one, you’re using your outside arm from the very beginning. Is this necessary? You shouldn’t need your outside arm for this one…shoulders back should suffice. If you DO need outside arm for this one, you’re likely to run in to trouble in situations here you really DO need your outside… Read more »
Here is our landing side blind. I love this cross. 🙂
@Kerry Stevenson Nicely done on the first attempt!! Second attempt, at 20″, looks nice as well. Good connection, good location, nice timing. Third attempt, I think you maybe hold on for a bit too long; it is starting to look like a push, and she will add unnecessary strides if you hold on too long to the ‘facing the dog, no/little motion, landing side location’ presentation. Keep on sliding through there. If you stop, then you likely got there too early. The last one is better in this regard – you’re not so early that you’re stopped. Still cuing the… Read more »
Trial 1 at this landing side blind cross:
It is indeed a very nice idea to do it this way 🙂
@dana.ruda Nicely done!! Due to the angle of the camera, I can’t tell if you are moving in a straight line down the field, but I think you are, based on your dog’s movement. You do a nice job of staying connected to your dog, moving down the line, and cuing the convergence needed for your dog to come in from 2-3. Location looks good, arm change looks good (could maybe be a bit earlier but I think this is good). Incidentally, I mentioned in another comment that for blind crosses the goal is to do them early enough to… Read more »
Thank you Daisy ! Indeed the line is not visible due to the camera angle, but yes i did move on a straight line. With the arms’ change i struggle now to reach the good timing, in coordination with my legs and shoulders 🙂 I shall retry the sequence keeping in mind what you explain, that i have to see the dog lift for the jump behind me after i make the blind cross.
There are a lot of moving parts, to be sure!!
I rented a ring to do all of these crosses, front, and blind and push. I thought I was filming the first time through but didn’t so she’s a little tired running through everything again.
hopefully this will work this time
@CarlaBaker We have liftoff! I can see your video! If you set it to ‘unlisted’ rather than private, then it’ll show up here and you don’t have to share your lumps and bumps with the whole world 😉 0:30s forward motion blind cross Not too bad! Here’s my golden rule with blind crosses: finish them in time to see the dog lifting for the jump behind you. So, as your dog is landing one and committing to two, time to change, and finish it in time to look back and see her lifting for two 🙂 Then you’re not actually… Read more »
Again, just a couple of repetitions, but think maybe I need help with this, doesn’t look quite right.
@PamAnthony well of course, that’s why you’re here! 😉 The good news is that this is FINE. You’re taking the time to cue convergence as your dog commits to number two, and you’re ahead at number three, and then your dog goes behind you. Voila, a landing side blind cross 🙂 It’s SIMPLE, maybe not easy to process, but this particular cue combination is not too complicated, IF your dog can converge/come in to you. Your dog clearly CAN, so you don’t have to struggle much with this one 🙂
Daisy thanks so much for the incredible feedback I have the ring tomorrow so I’ll work on these again
You’re quite welcome @CarlaBaker 🙂 My feedback is going to be sparse over the next couple of weeks and I am going offline 9/30 since World Championships are the weekend after that and I should probably save some mental energy for that 😉
Daisy, here are our landing side blind crosses. Honestly, I don’t know how to evaluate them. You told someone else to watch for the lift for the jump behind you after the blind cross & I did try to do that.
@Janie Peirce Yes, my golden standard for blind crosses is to finish the blind in time to look back and see the dog LIFTING for the jump behind me. Otherwise I know I’m late 🙂 Also, that way I know the dog TOOK the jump!! This one is admittedly harder to meet the standard on, because you’re so close to the jump where the blind happens. But it’s still a generally good rule of thumb 🙂 OK, here we go: Attempt 1 – this was generally good, however, I’d still look at the dog directly as she is landing two,… Read more »
Daisy, maybe I’m too late since you were going offline today, but I just wanted to remind you I posted a Push video & a landing side BC video this past week.
Sorry @Janie Peirce I think this came through just before I signed off for the week 🙁 I’m playing catch up at the moment and hope to get caught up by tomorrow 🙂
Hi Daisy here is our landing side BC. Hope you’re having a great time over there oh and go get em!!
@Jenni Young Thanks for your patience while I was at AWC 🙂 These look nicely done!! It’s hard for me to see but I *think* you’re keeping eye contact with him as he is landing 2 and committing to 3, and that’s a good thing. He’s fast!!
The second attempt wasn’t as good as the first one, as you didn’t seem to be making the same amount of obvious eye contact, which helps to cue the convergence required from 2-3. But all the others looked good!!
After looking at most of the videos, it looks like all of these crosses require the handler to be ahead of the dog. Interestingly, each one has it’s own sweet spot. I tried this last one and found that you most definitely need to be out of your dogs path before they jump or bad things can happen. 🙂 And, with the BC, you are trusting your dog to jump towards you and over the jump as you turn your back on them. I will work on this one some more. Another option would be a hard rear cross at… Read more »
@lisaagraham there ARE rear crosses in here and they will get progressively more nuanced, for sure! In general with all of them though, if you adhere to these principles as much as possible, you’ll be better off: – cue the next obstacle as soon as the dog has committed to the previous one(sometimes sooner) – Finish all blind crosses early enough to look back and see the dog lifting behind you (so you’ll be doing the blind cross as they’re committing rather than waiting til they jump) I’ll look forward to your thoughts when you get to the rear cross… Read more »
Hi Daisy. Thanks for your reply. For the landing side rear cross, because I am not “allowed” to run just yet, I set up two jumps in a line, put Darcy in a stay, moved laterally and then up towards the first jump. I think my mistake was to release her too soon … or she just got to the jump before I thought she would … either way, we almost collided. lucky for me, she did a nice slice and didn’t knock me over. So – I’ve seen you tell others to do the cross so that you can… Read more »
I don’t mind repeating myself 🙂 Doing things at a walk isn’t a bad idea, but yes, lead out enough to make sure you’re where you need to be!
Paw Skills Drill ( Module 1) Unit 6,Landing Side BX,session 1
@Merck Salazar Hmm, I think these are fine…but I’d get the change done just a bit sooner. Since Carter is expected to go FORWARD after jump 3, extension is fine. So, you can make the change as soon as he’s landed 2 and is clearly on his way to 3, if you like. If you wanted to do a blind but come through the gap, then, you’d delay the change, until he was lifting for 3 – does that make sense? In one way you cue more extension at 3, and in the other way, more of a turn…
Thanks for the info Daisy. Yes, I’ll work on it.