Well then I'm doubly impressed. For one, if you allow blind crosses in your handling (and I do) then I could definitely see the dog taking the jump and blind crossing you. And two- the dog reading/understanding the "back" command when you are on the take-off side is awesome! I'd use a back command when both myself and the dog are on the landing side, and I need them to go around the jump opposite of me- JUST like what you described. Gotta say, I'm seriously impressed with this.Thank you!
During the seminar I was convinced that my dog would NEVER do the wrap but take the jump instead, just like you said.^^
But he got the command to take the jump from the back (before the seminar I only used it when we were heading to the jump he's supposed to take from the other side) just when he got out of the tunnel and he understood - I really wasn't expecting that!
Blind crosses: I do them occasionally but he tends to drop bars when I'm not watching so I try to avoid them!
What makes you think agility people want to lug around a camcorder along with the huge list of other things they have to bring to a trial/seminar- let alone asking a friend to sit there ALL. DAY. LONG waiting hours between runs just so they can get a 30 second clip of the dog.shame about the looong camera shots, i see that a lot in agility vids, no know how to work a zoom??
eh, i got great jumps i made from PVC pipe that cost basically nothing, i got some kind of ducting from construction that is a third of the price of a "proper" tunnel altho i got mine for free, built an A-frame from marine ply for less than $100, the whole lot is less than the cost of a shuts sleeve or a harness, so i do not agree with you there relative to the costs of most sports.Agility equipment, even DIY jumps, are pricy!)