November 23, 2005

Course Sequences

In Course Analysis for Agility Handlers Stuart Mah suggests dividing a course into sequences using natural 'breaks' where the flow is disrupted. He says that these points in the course occur at:
  • Changes of direction greater than 30 degrees.
  • Obstacle discrimination challenges.
  • Sharp turns towards handler.
  • Places where the handler needs to change sides.

Running the course as a series of sequences enables the handler to leave negotiating individual obstacles to the dog, and to get into position to help the dog with the 'breaks' in the flow.

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