Welcome to Triple Double!
Goal: This is a series of drills used to bridge the gap between learning skills and handling course work. It is called the Triple Double for a number of reasons but the most obvious is because there are 3 jumps and 2 tunnels in the drills.
Equipment: 2 Tunnels, 4 Jumps, bright bold coloured jump bars. Over time you will consider adding other forms of jumps, ie; panel, double, triple.
Suggested Training Area Size: 80’ x 25’ (25m x 8 m)
Set Up Details: Start with a basic winged jump and set up as outlined in the course map below. In this video the jumps are set at a distance of: 15’ (5m) and jump bar height is set for 14”. Set a perch at the end of the sequence to drive your dog to. In this sequence you will set up the minimum distance between jumps for the current venue you are competing in. You may use toys or cookies as your reward.
Step 1: Warm UP! We suggest 10-15 minutes of trotting your dog or allowing free play while you set your sequence. Also add body awareness exercise and one jump exercises to your warm up. Warm up is a very important part of Handling360 and injury prevention for you and your canine.
Step 2: Triple Double Exercise One
Start your sequence from the point on the grid that you think your dog will have the most success at powering away from you to the reward. As shown in the video you may need to back chain driving to the perch with the toy/food. To keep the Triple Double training fast and fun you will not be starting these sequences from a stationary position. Successful completion of each of the layers will make your decision on changing the complexity to the next layer.
A Game within a Game: Bars If a bar falls during your training. You will stop, call the dog back, set the bar back up, ask your dog to take the jump again and reward with praise and pats. Start the sequence again this time if the bar stays up, stop and celebrate the bar staying up with great enthusiasm and your toy or food.
A Game within a Game: Verbal Fun If your dog is anticipating being sent the tunnel to start the sequence you can cue choose to cue a different behaviour (sit, down, trick) to keep them listening to your cues.
Important Note: If you are in this lesson you there is an assumption that
you have worked through all the lessons in Flatwork / Blueprint or have started and are working through with a more advanced dog. There are no "rules" on how you take your classes here, but there are suggestions. If you have questions or struggles on one level you should go back to the one before. If you review the written and video introduction to the Blueprint Classroom you will see Susan recommends finishing the skills from Prep Class and Flatwork prior to tackling the Blueprint challenges. All the pieces in H360 flow together with great clarity if you move from Prep to Flatwork to Blueprint to Triple Double to Course work.
Bars Fall: Susan’s Jump Knocked Bar Protocol is: If a bar falls during your training. You will stop, call the dog back, set the bar back up, ask your dog to take the jump again and reward with praise and pats. Start the sequence again this time if the bar stays up, stop and celebrate the bar staying up with great enthusiasm and your toy or food.