In Exercise 7, the approach to the A-frame begins behind and to the right of the plane of the start of the A-frame. The handler has two choices here: 1) She begin with a running start, using enough lateral distance to manage the push to the hoop after the A-frame. I felt this gave Belle the most momentum. 2) The handler can lead out laterally and behind the dog and use a start line stay. I felt Belle didn't develop quite enough momentum given the approach to the A-frame in this sequence.
I used Lisa Selthofer suggestions for Micro Training and you will see two of our three "one minute" sessions in the video. Once again, I really liked the result. Although I would have preferred a slightly lower hit in the yellow, given the angle of approach, Belle did a very nice job. I notice that I could have kept up a higher energy level between sequences--it should be easier to do that when the weather is nice.
(Due to wind noise, I replaced the original audio track with music.)