I am having trouble understanding why it is called a push to Jump #4. I get the first push. I know I am missing something.
@DianeKrumme It’s hard to visualize because it’s very subtle. However, look at the overhead shots of me running Juno in the demo above. When she comes out of the tunnel, she is looking over to her left at me, and this makes that last jump just slightly off the line, to her RIGHT. So, for a brief and subtle moment, I’m on the OUTSIDE of the curve, and may have to angle in to ‘push’ my dog to 4. If the dog is well versed in convergence, and they KNOW what’s happening, you won’t see much adjustment. However, for a… Read more »
Hi @Daisy Peel, here is our video for this drill:
I also had troubles understanding the second push, thank you for pointing it out in your previous comment!
@Sabine sorry it wasn’t clear 🙂 Glad that other comment was there for you to read! I don’t know that you need to swing quite so wide of the two jumps after Dizzy comes out of the tunnel, but you CAN clearly see that you’re pushing on his line here for those last two jumps, AND, if you DO swing wide, it can be helpful for the dog to see that too – really obvious pushing 🙂
Thank you @Daisy Peel. Yes, I actually did swing extra wide for these last two jumps. First, I wanted to make the pushing more obvious for Dizzy. Second, I wanted to see how he would react to me being so far from the first jump after he came out of the tunnel. And I am very pleased that he did so well, not coming straight to me (not taking the jump) as he probably would have done before we started this course. The drills with the pushes (with us running far from the first to jumps and calling the dog… Read more »
Excellent that you did that on purpose!! 😉
Here’s our leadout push to a push. Piper has a verbal for the backside so she is pretty solid on that part. Carla
@CarlaBaker Nicely done! You can see that she’s not quite sure about the two jumps at the end; if you watch her she’s looking to come in to you and not take the last jump. This is because of the pushing nature of the problem. The last time you did a great job of being a little further ahead and leaning in just a tiny bit, and she took the last two jumps quite nicely; she read that subtle push really well!
Delft ( Module 7,Unit 3) Leadout – Push to a Push,Trial 1
@Merck Salazar This is not the right video 😉
hahaha. Looks like I’m pressured too. Let me try it again next week.