Rear Crosses 101

Rear Crosses 101 – Taught by Daisy Peel

This course is all about Rear Crosses! From foundation to application on course, learn how to appropriately incorporate rear crosses in to your skill set. As with all things, balance is key.

Even though I can often beat my dog to places on course, there are a lot of times when it really makes sense to do a good old-fashioned REAR cross. Yes, front crosses and blind crosses seem more fashionable at times, but, even so, knowing how to do rear crosses will help you be a truly well rounded handler, even if your preference is to be ahead of your dog on course when possible.

Learn all about rear crosses from the ground up!

Learn all about rear crosses from the ground up!

And, I can't ALWAYS beat my dog to places on course! I need to be prepared to handle my dog as effectively from behind as I can from in front! Whether you NEED to do rear crosses because of your speed relative to your dog's speed, or WANT to do rear crosses for any of a variety of good reasons, this class will help you and your dog's understanding.

You'll need access to a 50×50 practice area at a minimum, as well as jumps and at least one tunnel for this  4-week course.

Each week you'll get access to:

  • Video Tutorials
  • Access to the discussion forum (only if you're in a class, self-guided/independent students do not have access to discussion forums)
  • Feedback on lessons (available at an additional fee for independent learners)
  • Suggestions for improvement (available at an additional fee for independent learners)

Check out the other tabs on this page for a sampling of the class format.

Course Details

This class is a 4-week class, with a different lesson each week! By the end of the class, you and your dog should have a better understanding of rear crosses:

  • How to teach your dog to drive ahead so you can do a rear cross
  • The different types of rear crosses
  • Where you might do different types of rear crosses on a course
  • Why you might want to do rear crosses even if you ARE fast enough to stay ahead of your dog!

What dogs can take this class?

  • Because I'll be starting with foundation, as long as your dog is old enough to jump, then your dog is old enough and skilled enough for this class!

textdocument In addition to video tutorials showing you how each exercise or skill might be executed, you'll receive access to CRCD course maps, images, and descriptions of each lesson. If you're taking the class as a participant or a spectator, you'll be asked to film yourself doing these exercises with your dog, and submit your videos (uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video service) to the discussion forum, where you'll receive feedback. If you're taking this class as a self-guided student, there is no discussion forum for feedback, although you can still get feedback on individual assignments if you're really stuck, for an additional fee. In the periodically offered classes with discussion and feedback, spectators will be able to join in the discussion and learn from Daisy's videos, as well as feedback on the assignments of the participants!

Discussion & Feedback


Daisy will be available for feedback and discussion (available only to spectators and participants when the class is offered with feedback) to answer your questions! Discuss each lesson with Daisy, and your fellow students.

Ask questions, and take a look at the assignments submitted by others in this online community.

Self guided students do not have access to the discussion BUT can register at any time, and for an additional fee, can get feedback on individual assignments if they get stuck!


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