Very cool Dog Agility Blog Event on Internationalization !!
The technology available to agility competitors has increased the ability to do agility at a different level. Videos of competitors from around the world have inspired interest in worldwide agility skills. International course design is cropping up in AKC and USDAA in the form of threadles, backsides and other global sequences. USDAA has added a Master Challenge course that has many international course features which can be found in DAM Team courses as well.
My favorite course map website has international courses from the judges overseas at http://pompilio.wordpress.com/ I like to print out courses and set them up to work on the challenging pieces as well as re-number and try new sequences from the same course. My students enjoy the options and I try to embed shorter/less complicated sequences that people with young dogs can do within the harder course so that there are level appropriate sections for everyone.
Here is a course we are going to run tonight that was designed by Harald Schjelderup. He is going to be a judge at the FCI World Championships.
There are multiple options to try within this course, and I am sure I will come up with more tonight!
This is a link to a previous blog post regarding a Harald Schjelderup international jumpers course with different options to try https://ffluffy.com/2013/02/15/harald-schjelderup-agility-course/
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