I expanded on the two jump exercise I used yesterday to teach Belle to take the back side of a jump even when I was at quite a lateral distance from her. I tried it out with all three of the Aussies this morning to see if they would get the idea. I was absolutely astounded when Dusty and Libby were able to do the opening of the South African course after just a little work on this training exercise :-)
Step One: Lead out. Release dog to jump #1. Step toward the wing of #2 and direct dog to the back side of the jump. Once your dog understands what you are indicating with your motion, add a verbal. (I use "ausen.") Finally, alternate wrapping #2 in both directions and sending to the backside of #2.
Step Two: Gradually increase the lateral distance of your lead out. Be sure to work both directions.
Step Three: Now it's time to start angling the first jump. Since you are increasing the difficulty of the exercise, lead out as close to the wing of #2 as necessary for your dog to be successful. Then work on increasing the lateral distance of your lead out. Remember to lead out as close as necessary to the wing of #2 each time you increase the angle of the first jump. Once your dog is comfortable with the new angle of #1, it is a good idea to occasionally direct him to jump and wrap as in Step One.