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Training Exercises: You're Bugging Me Part 5

Twists and turns make this course a challenging finale to the "You're Bugging Me" series. By Deborah Davidson Harpur

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

This week, we added some jumps. And for once, we didn't start with tunnel and then tunnel! From #1, you head into a jump sequence and then into the weaves, where you exit to do another jump sequence. The tunnel sets up you for #14 and #15, which I found a bit challenging. The ending is a nice arc. You can always make the executive decision and switch the sides up on that #14/#15 as well as in any other section. These are just suggestions based on issues I've seen crop up at trials.

Have fun with "You're Bugging Me." 

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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