Hi, Daisy, our last video for week 3. Here we were facing the same problems as with figure 14, especially when mixing it up with rear crosses on a jump. The problem was slicing vs. wrapping #3, not so much with doing a fc vs a bc, Dizzy seemed to be fine with both. I guess, I might have left earlier after doing the bc, but I was not quite sure about it? On trial 3 I was late with the bc (and didn’t move forward towards #4)so I cued the off course jump #2. Thank you for watching and… Read more »
@Sabine your shaping in the shape and wrap with a FRONT cross looked pretty good 🙂 These look good too, although I do think you could probably go a bit further down the bar. You don’t want Dizzy to have to wrap the wing AND you as he’s coming back around. As soon as you’re sure he’s committed to the direction of the turn, I’d start moving on a path that parallels his path to the next desired obstacle. One time, you got an off course at 2 again, that was just because you were still there as he came… Read more »
Hi, @Daisy Peel, and thanks again for a very helpful feedback!
Indeed, when watching my video I can see myself “broaden” the wing of #3 with my body and thus making it much harder for Dizzy to have a nice tight wrap and a clear, straight way towards #4.
Very clear description of what to do and what to take care of here, thank you!
You’re welcome! I’m still trying to catch up on video reviews 🙂
Sorry, super short, but we were tired and I think we got this one. We worked a lot on shaping the approach for the front and just in general so hopefully it’s paid off?
@Shenna Lemche no problem. These look fine, although again, he’s landing past the halfway point of the number 3 jump and sort of shaping himself (looks pretty tight with the spacing). If you open this up a bit, you can expect to need to get further down the bar yourself, rather than standing by the wing of 3 🙂 You may need to disrupt his path and not let him have a clear line to 3, if you want to shape his path 🙂
Blinds aren’t really my forte because my neck isn’t very mobile but this worked out rather well. Carla
@CarlaBaker somehow I missed this! Oy. So many comments to keep track of 🙁
Yes, I can tell that you’ve got some reduced visibility in your neck. So, you won’t be able to turn to look back, BUT, get the new arm out there in a clear fashion. Your dog knows how to read YOU, and she can learn to watch for the arm instead of the head turn 🙂 Make sure for this one she ends up on your LEFT for the finish (since it’s a shape and a wrap plus that blind cross) 😉
Darcy and I worked on this yesterday and we tried it jumping to the left and the right. I will need to work sending to the right a little more – she kept reading it as a BC. I have to turn towards the bar AND remember to step back/sit on the barstool as she is lifting. Some more repetitions will be helpful.
I hate it when I find posts I’ve missed! Wow, sorry about this! Yes, this is one worth playing around with even on one jump 🙂
Daisy, thanks for the explanation on the wrap. I have the same problem on this video which I had already filmed because we’re going to be gone for a few days. As soon as we return, I will work on the field on the flat. I kept trying to get to the middle of jump #3 but I just didn’t understand what I was supposed to accomplish. I have to admit that I read your explanation several times before it finally dawned on me! 🙂
@Janie Peirce You’re welcome. No problem on being gone a few days; I’ve been swamped getting the 2019 agility challenge off the ground 🙂
This actually looks fine, and I do think there’s some shaping going on based on how your dog is jumping already aimed back at you. So, this is a SUCCESS. One more thing though, here’s an image that may help you visualize what is shaping and what isn’t shaping 🙂
Carter ( Module 3,Unit 4) Shape and Wrap with a Bx,Trial 1