|09-05-2013 11:08 AM|
|09-05-2013 12:32 AM|
|avonbankcollies||Congratulations,great runs!! I loved the video what a gorgeous dog|
|09-04-2013 10:02 AM|
|09-04-2013 08:58 AM|
|JakodaCD OA||congrats!!! beautiful dog great runs!|
|09-04-2013 08:48 AM|
Wow, great runs! And nice congrats! Congratulations!
And thank you for explaining the different runs, it's really interesting because it's so different from our "system" here.
|09-04-2013 12:21 AM|
|KristiM||Congrats! Good job|
|09-03-2013 11:37 PM|
|MaggieRoseLee||Well done, she is a beautiful dog and you make a great team!|
|09-03-2013 06:04 PM|
Omg!!! So much to remember!!!!!!!
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|09-03-2013 03:51 PM|
Thanks! I don't often video because I feel so awkward watching myself run, but oh well.
I'm not sure if anyone has a video that explains the differences, but I'll explain them. You can also find videos of them on Youtube to see samples.
Standard - a numbered with all of the obstacles. Do the obstacles in order with no faults to qualify.
Jumpers - a numbered course with just jumps and tunnels (sometimes tire and chute).
Relay - a standard course split into two halves. You run this with another dog and handler team. One dog runs the first half of the course, the other dog runs the second half.
Gamblers - a course with two parts. The opening period, where you get to make up your own course and gets points for whatever obstacles your dog completes successfully (dropping a bar, missing a contact would be zero points for that obstacle). Then the closing period, which is a distance handling challenge. There is a line marked on the ground where you have to send your dog out to complete a short sequence while you stay on one side of the line. To qualify, you have to get a certain number of points in the opening, and complete the distance challenge without faults.
Snooker - also a class with an opening and closing period, but more complicated than Gamblers. The opening is first, but it's easier to explain the closing and you have to understand the closing to understand the opening. In the closing, there is a sequence of obstacles worth 2-7 points. You complete the obstacles in order of point value, lowest to highest.
In the opening, you get to make up your own course but with a lot of restrictions. In addition to the 2-7 pointed obstacles (the "colors") there are "red" jumps on the course worth one point each. To start the course, you have to take a red jump without knocking the bar. Then any one of the colored obstacles. Then another red jump and color. And so on. Three red jumps are required, but the judge may put out more. So basically a red-color-red-color-red-color sequence until you finish the reds. You can only take each red once. Then do the closing. If your dog ever knocks a red bar in the opening, you have to find a red jump you haven't done yet. If your dog knocks the bar of your last red jump, then you start the closing with the #2 obstacle. Snooker is the most complicated game, but it's a lot of fun once you figure it out!
|09-03-2013 03:20 PM|
Awesome for you guys!!! Love the videos! Absolutely LOVE the videos!!
Can I ask- is there a video that explains all these different things? The Snookers, Gamblers...what are they?
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