Monday, April 25, 2011

More on the Ketschker Turn

Apparently the Ketschker turn has been around for several years in Europe.  I emailed Steve Schwarz, the Agility Nerd, a link to my second session and he replied that the Ketschker is used primarily to tighten up jump wraps.  His advice was to not use two obstacles to train it as that might end up diluting the cue to wrap.  Also he did a post in his blog on April 11th about jump wraps, and one of the methods he covered was the Ketschker.

Here is a video that demonstrates a lot of wrapping with the Ketschker:

I broke my ankle Saturday evening, so I won't be able to do any more work on this fascinating maneuver (or any other agility) for at least eight weeks.  I'm hoping to really work on Belle's directionals and her service dog skills ;-)  Additionally, I want to re-commit myself to my weight loss goal for the NADAC Championships in October.  If I don't curb my fork, I'll end up 20 pounds heavier by the time the cast comes off.  Wish me luck.



  1. Oh man.... Bummer about the ankle, so sorry to hear it!! I will miss your videos greatly over the next several weeks -- although it may be a good time to practice more bonus line skills. :o)

  2. Rose I hope your ankle heals properly and you have a very speedy recovery! If there is an up-side to it, at least it didn't happen just before Champs!

  3. That was the thought that finally calmed me down when it happened.

  4. Oh, Rose! I just hate this for you! A gazillion best wishes for a speedy recovery and that the time passes by just as quickly.

  5. Rose I am so sorry to hear about your ankle, what a bummer. I agree with Kim at least it wasn't right before championships! I hope you have a quick recovery!