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The Forward Motion Front Cross

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vheffalump

I’m a little confused with the video. At 55 seconds, it shows the same pattern but the arm is raised quicker and while the body is actually turning vs. holding arm up just a little longer in the first half? It looks more like a spin. Is that the only difference?

vheffalump

Yes, got it, thanks!

Sandra Haigler

Uh oh. Now I see that we are supposed to post videos here! This is Spiff, lesson 1.

Thanks
Sandra

vheffalump

Wow. Nice work. What a lovely place you have in which to practice!

Sabine

Hi, Daisy, here is our first attempt on forward motion fc. You were talking about making us think outside the box and I didn’t know that you would be THAT right, from the very start of this course 🙂 Actually I already found out two things, first that I’m regularily executing FCs without even thinking about how and when and second, that I obviously never ever am doing FCs “on the run” like that. Left alone to my own decision, I would have definitely tried a blind cross when confrontated with that sequence. I rather exclusively do FCs when I… Read more »

Sabine

Thank you, great feedback, and very helpful! Yes, I will definitely practice footwork without Dizzy and using a plank is an excellent suggestion (you won’t want to see the video, though 😉 Great insight on trial 5, now, as you point it out so clearly and I rewatched the video in slow motion I also see and understand why Dizzy missed jump #3 (and perfectly followed my bad timed handling cues, good boy!) So, using that information, I would try to be not that far ahead of Dizzy and start the rotation early enough to face Dizzy when he takes… Read more »

Sabine

Thank you @Daisy Peel, awesome explanation 🙂

My real life trainers don’t favour fc’s, they just don’t think them “fancy” enough, but I begin to understand that there’s much more to it then I used to think. It just needs lots of practice 🙂

sandy-sanders

i have it set up with the equipment I have. Will film tomorrow but i am just toooo slow on the front cross.

sandy-sanders

i think I am way below this course or had to take to much time off do to the heat in AZ. We can finally work at 5am and after 7 at night as it is below 100 then. Have not done much all summer as was too hot. I am definitely losing connection and not fast enough. I lost his enthusiasm on the 4th try could be the temp rising any suggestions.

sandy-sanders

thanks

Janie Peirce

https://youtu.be/VB2ZHyK8gZI

Oh my, late AND in her way!

PamAnthony

So none of this is pretty. I can’t dance and I don’t think I can do a moving front cross either , but this is very helpful, I just think I am going to need a lot more practice. Not sure, if maybe I need to practice on a plank as you suggested to someone else? I started out sending to tunnel, but then decided I needed a few repetitions with him starting from a stay at jump 1, then I went back to the send to the tunnel. He looked like he slipped when landing jump 2 several times… Read more »

PamAnthony

Thank you, Daisy. A few hundred more and I might be consistent. But love being able to work different handling options off of same setup making it easier to go back and rework stuff.

dana.ruda

Hello Daisy,

here is our work for Lesson 1.

I did also a single blind cross between #3 and #4 somehow i have to film it again and send it i do not have it in the camera.

Dana and Ozzy

dana.ruda

Forward motion Front Cross

Here a new trial of us, we did work it again and i succeed to be a bit quicker than in the last one (i think) :

Kerry Stevenson

Daisy here are a few moving FXs. Mostly they are late! I can easily see it on the video. One of them – maybe the last – was a bit better cuz I lead out more. I’d like to blame it on the fact that I’m running uphill but I don’t think I can :/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3VPLuUjnG0

Kerry Stevenson

Oh crap. I wasn’t supposed to mark as complete until I heard back from you. I wanted to see the next stuff! Sorry.

Kerry Stevenson

Oh Daisy. There are days when I should just stick a fork in myself cuz I’m done. Yesterday was one of those days. Before I realized how this whole thing worked, I did the video you saw. Then, I went back and did several FXs in one video and my plan was to then do several blinds, pushes, etc. and attach them to each relevant module. Sigh.

I liked your idea to start rotating when she is in the air over jump one. I’ll try that. Meanwhile here are my other FX attempts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PJufR26YPQ

Kerry Stevenson

Ha ha. My mom was the videographer and these were her best ones :). She tried. Thanks for the positive feedback. FXs have always been hard for me. I’ve been working on them for 18 years and still haven’t quite mastered them.

ClairePutman

Hi Daisy. Here’s our Front Cross.

Jenni Young

Ok finally got to have a go with the FMFC I feel we did ok I haven’t done a lot of front cross work with him. Daisy I noticed you went deeper into the tunnel, I stayed back a bit as if I try to race him he extends those legs really bad out behind him.

Jenni Young

Thank you Daisy, I have a really good send with him so I think yes I would be that far ahead on the course, he is really independent with the right amount of handler focus I think if I get a chance I just may test myself and go a little deeper…

ClairePutman

Hi Daisy. Hopefully this looks better.

I am not sure why Andy kept knocking the bar at 4. The ground kind of went down right at his takeoff off spot or maybe I was crowding him? I moved everything over to smoother ground and I also held up a little before 4. (Decel)

I think that helped but maybe you see something?
Thank you.

ClairePutman

Oh wow. That’s makes sense. I will try that. I bet that’s it. Thank you.

lisaagraham

I have looked at all of the videos posted and it seems to me that the moving FC is a good option IF the handler can get a little past the 2nd jump while the dog it going over the 1st one. So, those who sent to the tunnel first seemed to do better. For those who started at the jump, as they added speed to get ahead to do the cross, they are actually cueing their dogs to also go faster. And, because they are running straight, they are cueing their dog to jump in extension. So, I’m thinking… Read more »

Shenna Lemche

Hiya! Hopefully these aren’t too late for some review. I was in a car accident right after the class started and can only actually run again today.

I thought we did FXs well but as soon as I tried to run the ‘mid course’ option we really bombed. I ended up dumping the tunnel but then it was too simple. I see my line is off too.

Shenna and Moo

CarlaBaker

I rented the ring and set up my IPAD since I didn’t have anyone to film for me. We did about 4-5 run throughs with the front, blind and the outside push and then I realized it wasn’t video taping. UGH! So this is our next run through the front, blind and the outside line so Piper is a little slow but thought that you could critique for us. I’ve also got video from this weekend’s show that I’m hoping you’ll comment on as well. I’ll put these up too in case you have time to look at them. Piper… Read more »

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