This evening at the Quad Cities Dog Center, they set up a JWW course designed by Jacqueline Hoye from the 2008 Great St. Louis Agility Club’s Thanksgiving Weekend Trial. What a treat. A JWW course that allowed for distance handling. I ran this course using three rear crosses and one front cross a couple of times. Unfortunately, Belle is not quite fast enough to allow me to do the rear crosses unless I put an extra wide curve in my path. If I would remember to go into pinwheels with her, I could probably take some of the curve out of my line, but staying out of a pinwheel is very, very ingrained into my psyche.
I also tried taking a lead-out and doing two front crosses, a rear and then a final front cross. I must admit that I liked this way of handling the course better. I wasn't standing around waiting to rear cross, and I didn't have to take a loopy line to allow Belle to pass me. It was also resulted in a run that was about .8 of a second faster.
David and Micky took turns running Dusty this evening, but I got the final run with him. He did some air-biting at the start line, but the only other static I got from him was a couple of barks--no spins, no coming back at me for being late. Just full steam ahead. I ran him with the three rear crosses and single front. He moves so much faster than Belle that I almost didn't make it for the front cross despite the fact that I sent him just as I did Belle.
Here is the footage of Belle and me. Unfortunately, :( my videographer was too busy chatting to capture my run with Dusty.