Friday, April 10, 2009

Rear Crosses

Ive been working on my rear crosses with Miley. I really want them to be tight and they are not. Karen Holik teaches rear crosses the same way that Meagan was trying to teach me. I think I'm getting close to understanding how to teach it on the flat. The video is a jump sequence that I have not been able to do with Miley. You can see we still have work to do but she is at least able to run the sequence.

video

I tried not to use rear crosses at the last trial because I always seem to cause her to drop the bar. I really need to use rear crosses because I don't seem to be able to make a front cross in time. I want her to be able to do the rear cross even if I'm right there and need to send her in front of me. I also want her to take the jump even if I push slightly into her line.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Ok, I am really impressed. You make it look so easy, but I know that is not an easy exercise at all!

I'm going to jot that sequence down to try later, when Oreo and I get better at our rear crosses.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Me too! We're going to try that sequence also!

Miley is so fast that we can see why you really need good rear crosses! Looks like you're doing well!

Dawn said...

I LOVE when all the other dogs run to the back of the yard on the hope that they too earned treats! :) Miley is so speedy! She's looking good, glad she's happy again!

Ludo van puppy said...

That looks really great!

Kathy said...

So how are you teaching the rear crosses. You can sure see a difference from the start to the end of your training-looking good