Riot and I had a pretty decent night in class. We had some pretty amazing leadouts tonight and I got some decent distance on him too. He was very driven and worked well for his tug.
For our first sequence (white squares), I tried two different leadouts. First the blue blob facing towards him. He swung wide and didn’t read the turn very well with that one. The second one I tried was the purple blob facing jump 2. I took maybe a step forward with a front cross to 3. He read that one very well and handled the distance beautifully.
The next sequence I tried the lead out push from the orange blob. First attempt he went around jump number one and took jump number 2. Tried again, releasing him with “bar” instead of “okay” and he took jumps 1 and 2. My front cross between 4 and 5 was up too far and drove him wide which made 5 to 6 awkward and had me further ahead of him than I wanted to be so I added a poorly executed FC between 6 and 7. Even if I had timed it, better I still would have preferred to be on the other side of 7.
Elsie had me do the second sequence again with the way I had planned the ending so I decided to try a more difficult lead out and started at the green blob facing jump 3. I moved right and again had a very drive-y front cross between 4 and 5 that ended up pushing him over 6. Elsie had me do it again and it was much better. I still traveled with my front cross (I always do), but it was better and Riot took a much better line. Both times the leadout was great. I’m loving the distance I’m getting on this dog and the lead outs I’m able to do with him.
* all blobs are approximations