We've been focusing on finding the back of a jump in class the last 2 weeks. I keep hearing how it is more and more and more common in AKC courses. I was pleased that even though we are beginners in a more advanced class, Flirt rocked it. We had our fumbles, but she got the hard things. The way we taught "build value in a jump", 180s and then 270s, leads perfectly to sending her out behind a jump.
I do believe back side of the jumps are here, thats` for sure, plus I am seeing a lot of obstacle discriminations. (dog walk and tunnel right next to each other after a jump) (Starts with a tire, than a dog walk and a tunnel right next to each other). This is hard for us and we are working on it. I think I only had one of these obstacle set ups last year and this year I have seen at least 6 in the last couple of months on the Standard Course runs.
I will be curious to see what the next trials have to offer.
Good job with Flirt. I love love to hear and watch about doberman trial runs.