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Old 02-08-2012, 01:21 PM
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I don't find a running contact always works best at least not with AAC courses. A friend just sent me a vid (its private or I would link to it) from a masters standard course. The dog ends up flying straight down a line to the teeter. RIGHT after the teeter is a jump.. then the finish line. But your dog cant' take the jump going towards the 'crowd' it has to go around the jump and jump it back towards the teeter. Now a fast dog with an early commitment point is likely going to commit to that jump, now if you call off you risk a fly off the teeter or maybe a redirect to another jump that would be between the handler and the dog at that point.

Now I am sure it is possible with a running contact. But it takes way more other skills for the dog to be profficient in. You can release as soon as the dog collects so the dog doesn't have to fully stop or you can ask them to hold it.. depending on what is requried. Kaiden has running contacts, but he's not all that fast so its no biggie. Dekka is VERY fast and low on impulse control. I will stick to my 2o/2o

Panzerotti....Sadly I don't get to barrie much (though I am driving to Sudbury next month lol) I might hit a muskoka trial (if they are still having them.. not sure)
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