Here are our lateral sends. Kindle understood this instantly. Good girl! I know the tunnel configuration is a bit odd but it is a ring rental and I try and be respectful of the set up that is already there.
@agilitymalinois I agree, Kindle’s lateral sends look good. These days there are some other ‘tricks’ that you can do to help keep her coming in straight to you after a lateral send – the easiest would be to do the lateral send on wing one, and then keep her on your same side, and proceed to another nearby wing that you will PUSH her around – this will develop the expectation that she should come in straight and not flank out.
Thanks! Interesting idea on making her turn tighter. Sounds like a good idea! So if I send her into the tunnel and then indicate the lateral send with my left hand and then i move to my right. Do I then indicate with my right hand to come toward me and then send her around the second wing with a OMD lap turn? That is how I understand the illustration. Let me know if I get it, though I’m sure there are other descriptions of the move that apply. 🙂
You could do that, OR, you can treat it as a push. You’ve already done rear crosses on the flat on a wing (the ‘lap turn’), so putting them together should be no problem 🙂
Just wanted to chime in here even though I am only a spectator. While working on the lateral send my dog was going very wide and I didn’t want to practice that. I tried what Daisy described below even though I have done very little sequencing work with him and only with 2 obstacles thus far. So I was a little skeptical that this would work with him. I am happy to announce that he picked it right up and the wide turn after the lateral send was solved using a second wing and then a rear cross on the… Read more »
Daisy, are you still grading the course? I sent in my answers to this unit yesterday — I know you’re not sitting at computer and anxiously awaiting these responses 🙂 — but just wanted to make sure you did get them. I can’t go on to the next module until it has been graded. Thanks!