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Lesson 2

180's
In this lesson we have a basic 180 set up. These are very common on courses and we need the dogs to learn to do them independently of us. 
Warm up skill - work on 180's starting the 2 jumps very close and gradually moving them out. You want to be able to go no more than halfway between the two. You will need the dogs to go out to the second jump without you to make front x's and other handling better. You can take this space right up to the max distance that is on these sequences. 
Suggested handling for the sequences - 
2.1 - dog on R and front x between 2 and 3 then dog on left to the end. You could do a send across your feet in to the tunnel instead of what I do in the video. Should be a name call out of that tunnel to let them know they are turning. 
2.2 - dog on L and decel in to 2. Stay facing the dogs as you send to 3 so they know they need to collect for that jump. On 4 either do a post turn with a tight cue to keep them off the tunnel or a k turn as in the video. 5 and 6 dog on R. 
2.3 - dog on R and show decel in to 2. Stay facing the dogs as you send to 3 so they know they need to collect for that jump. Dog on L out of the front x and show some decel in to 4 then the rest on L. 
2.4 - dog on L and either post turn or k turn to the tunnel, dog on L out of the tunnel and show collection cues in to 3 and then front x. Tight front x's on both 4 and 5. I reward Keen after 5 for his turns because that's what we are working on but you can either do another tight turn on 6 or extension jump. Just do whatever your dog needs more work on there. 
2.5 - dog on R and decel in to 2. Stay facing the dogs as you send to 3 so they know they need to collect for that jump and pick the dogs up on L. Finish 4 - 6 dog on L. Alternatively you can do another front x between 5 and 6 to practice that move as well. 
2.6 - dog on R 1-2 and front x cueing collection for the turn to the tunnel. Dog on L 3- 5 and rotate early to cue collection for the front x between 5 and 6.
 
Below is the PDF for Lesson 2 sequences - I recommend you save this to your computer for when the course finishes.