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Training Exercises: Holiday-Themed for Small Spaces

These exercises have a cute, Christmas tree shape and fit in a 50'x80' space. By Leona Hellesvig

This course layout resembles a Christmas tree:

The first sequence is fairly straight-forward. It is good for beginners who need to work on taking angled jumps. 

These sequences focus on pushing your dog to the backside of the jumps. 

The last sequence has lots of tight turns with opportunities to go off course. How will you keep your dog on the correct path?


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:

Leona Hellesvig has been engaged in dog sports since toddlerhood.  She is very involved with junior handlers and 4-H in Minnesota.  When not participating in dog activities, Leona is an elementary school music teacher.


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