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Old 11-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In my agility class we almost always practice the international type of courses. I usually end up running it differently than most others because I have a big dog. My teacher is very good about showing me alternatives for Jerry Lee as oppose to someone who has a little dog. I don't particularly like international style courses but it does help me learn how to handle Jerry Lee in other situations. I would never want to compete in anything that does international courses but that is just my personal preference.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If you have USDAA near you, go try it out! Any level can enter those classes so you can just go once and have fun with it. I think 5.4yps for that kind of course is pretty much impossible for a GSD, based on body structure if nothing else. (Just checked, and one of my fastest USDAA jumpers times was 5.4 seconds and that course had more flow than an international course-the BC that won it was at almost 6yps.)
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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In my agility class we almost always practice the international type of courses.
Really? How fun! What, in your opinion, qualifies a course as international style? I'd think there would be at least two or three jump wraps, countless off courses, and probably an impossible weave entry...
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sorry- I know your question is directed at Belinda, but one thing I notice about international style courses is stupid backside jumps!
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I did register Pimg with the USDAA, so technically I could try it out. But I doubt that entry level courses would be very difficult. Would you agree? Haha- I want to jump in with the hardest course!

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one thing I notice about international style courses is stupid backside jumps!
which I love!
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Here's a completely different take on the intro:
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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There are no entry level international courses. There is just one standard and one jumpers course-but anyone can enter them. They are not available at all trials. But, YES, I think you should check it out. USDAA in general is the closest venue to international style- you would LOVE IT! The competition is so much fun and many world team handlers compete in it. It's fun to compete against people like Tori or Stuart Mah, and whoever is in your area

Oops, I was wrong- I was thinking of the rules for the tournament classes-but for the masters challenge classes, as they call them, you have to have your masters title in that class- sorry
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There are no entry level international courses.
Are they called "international classes"? Do you see any in this trial?
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I see your update above about the master's classes. Shucks.
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If you have USDAA near you, go try it out! Any level can enter those classes so you can just go once and have fun with it. I think 5.4yps for that kind of course is pretty much impossible for a GSD, based on body structure if nothing else. (Just checked, and one of my fastest USDAA jumpers times was 5.4 seconds and that course had more flow than an international course-the BC that won it was at almost 6yps.)
One club is going to start USDAA in my area. I may try it out for fun but probably won't continue in that path. Do you do AKC also? I was wondering how they compare. I know the jump heights are higher which is a big concern for me.

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Really? How fun! What, in your opinion, qualifies a course as international style? I'd think there would be at least two or three jump wraps, countless off courses, and probably an impossible weave entry...
Mostly back side jumps and super tight courses. I'll see if I can get a couple course maps of the courses we do in class and send them to you.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:59 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Yeah that is what I was thinking of trying. Just seems like with a big dog, this way might be better but hard to tell without walking the course for real.
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