Welcome to Agilityflux by Kim Benjamin, the newest series here at Shine On Dog Agility! Agilityflux will focus on taking a single course and breaking it down into several different segments, to help maximize your training time and minimize your course building time!
This week, we will be using a course I designed for my outdoor arena. This particular course used a 60' x 110' area.
I will attempt to break each course into three separate subsections.
Skills & Drills
I set up this particular course for my International/Masters Coursework classes and while it looks very straightforward, there were several critical handling points which proved to be challenging for most teams. 1-5, 6-8, 14-16 all allowed for several different handling options as well.
Skills & Drills:
With this particular course, I was able to break it down into 6 different drills to work on specific skills (get it?). The 6 different drills are:
As far as foundation exercises, I was able to find 5 different exercises on this course. They are:
The foundation skills that could be worked are:
Numbers 4-5: Weave pole entry with tunnel discrimination
Numbers 6-7: Turn away at the end of the weave poles Numbers 7-8: Tunnel send with layering the weave poles Numbers 9-10: In-In command off of dogwalk
Numbers 14-16: Front cross, rear cross, blind and serp handling
For a single course, there are numerous training challenges that can be worked through from foundations all the way up to coursework! I hope you enjoyed the first Agilityflux by Kim Benjamin! Look for new Agilityflux by Kim Benjamin articles every Wednesday!
~ Kim Benjamin