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Training Exercises: You're Bugging Me Part 4

Work tight turns and tricky handling spots before running flat out on this training course. By Deborah Davidson Harpur

This is the fourth installment in a series of training exercises based on a course map in which the layout is bug-shaped. (Read part 3.)

Things get a little curvy on this course. You don't take anything in a straight line until you get to the end. Can your dog transition from handler focus with all the tight turns to obstacle focus while moving ahead at the end of the course? Put on your seat belt and get ready for a fast, wild ride! 

Check back next week for the last training course based on this layout.

This article is part of USDAA's Training Tuesday series that is appearing on USDAA's facebook page. We encourage you to discuss this course on our facebook and to upload videos of your class or training group playing this game. If you have a facebook account, please join in the fun here:

Deborah Davidson Harpur has been competing in agility since 1999 and is known as a handler of a wide variety of breeds of all shapes and sizes. She offers agility training classes in the Port of Los Angeles area for both recreational and competitive agility students. You can find her on facebook at or read about her dogs at


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