Lesson

Flatwork Compass Form

Description:

Throws to the Clock and Counter Clockwise Flank and for a Clock and Counter Passing pattern from BSP Position without a set up move.

Method:

Setting the Flank From Front

  1. Counter Clock BSP
  2. Shuffle back foot and step forward
  3. Throw to 2 o clock
  4. Cue Drop
  5. BSP Clock
  6. Shuffle back foot and step forward
  7. Throw to 10 o clock
  8. Counter Clock BSP
  9. Shuffle back foot and step forward
  10. Throw to 2 o clock

Passing From Front Position

  1. Counter Clock BSP
  2. Neutral or Pulling Stance Shift
  3. Throw to 4-5 o clock
  4. Clock BSP
  5. Neutral or Pulling Stance Shift
  6. Throw to 7-8 o clock

Max Time:

30 seconds

Lessons Learned:

  • Experience practical stance work.
  • Purpose driven stance shifting in BSP
  • Pressure matters.
  • Dog learns pressure cues.
  • Dog watches handler.
  • Discriminate Pass from Flank.
  • Explore dog’s directional preference.

Purpose:

  • To improve focus on the trigger
  • To discriminate Flank from Pass
  • To explore Clock and Counter
  • To exercise a particular flank
  • For leaping
  • To understand Flank and Pass

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