Friday, October 25, 2013

Handling - Blind Crosses

We've been working a lot on handling in agility class. Something that I have recently started with both Summit and Kili is the blind cross. This is basically a front cross (changing sides in front of your dog) but with your back to your dog. Generally speaking you don't turn your back to your dog because you will lose your connection to them. However, it is sometimes advantageous to do the blind cross.

The way our instructor explains the motion of this move is as if you are a small child pretending to be an airplane (we all remember how much fun that was!). I'm still working on trying to get my airplane to make a smooth pass with no quick whipping my head around to see where the dog is. We're getting there.

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