I simplified the first two exercises which involved wrapping a jump and decided to find out which way was faster. I must confess, I have a strong preference for wrapping my dog toward me, but after watching video of Belle wrapping very tightly away from me, I will no longer be timid about asking her to wrap away from me.
|Which produces a faster line to the tunnel? Wrapping right or left over jump #5?|
|Which produces a faster line to the tunnel? Wrapping right or left over #7?|
Last spring, I attended a one-day seminar with Ann Braue. I remember her talking about two of considerations in deciding which way to wrap a jump: Where is your dog coming from? Where is he going?
Having Belle wrap (right) away from me in the first exercise produced an efficient path to the tunnel because jump #6 is to the right of #5 (when you're facing away from the camera). But in the second exercise, the most efficient line from #7 to #8 is to come in through the gap, plus it is a straight line after the wrap to the tunnel.