Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Recalls to Heel


Last week in class, Linda asked us to demonstrate any or all of the 6 Recalls to heel. Some of us were slightly rusty. Here is a primer:


1. Foundation Recall - To start, the dog is perpendicular to the jump on the take-off side. The handler is on the landing side of the jump facing the dog. [The handler's location will affect the dog's jump: Generally speaking, closer to the jump = collection; far from the jump = extension]. When the handler recalls the dog over the jump, the dog should turn and land parallel to the bar with a 90 degree change of direction.

2. Serpentine Recall - to start, the dog is set on an angled approach to the jump nearly parallel to the bar on the take-off side. The handler is on the landing side facing forward (or away from the dog). When the handler recalls the dog diagonally over the jump, the dog should land parallel to the bar with no change in direction.

3. Directed-Jump Recall - To start, the dog is again set on an angled approach to the jump. The handler is on the landing side of the jump facing the dog. When the handler recalls the dog, the dog should turn and land parallel to the bar with a complete change of direction.

4. 270 Recall - To start, the dog is set on a parallel, end-on approach to the jump. The handler is is on the landing side, perpendicular to the jump, facing the dog. When the dog is recalled over the jump, the dog should turn and land perpendicular to the bar with a 90 degree change of direction.

5. Backy-Uppy Recall - To start, the dog is set perpendicular to the jump on the takeoff side. The handler is  also on the takeoff side of the jump, perpendicular to the bar, facing the dog. When the dog is recalled over the jump, the dog should jump, turn, and come to the handler's side perpendicular to the bar, with a complete change in direction.

6. Extension Recall - To start, the dog is set perpendicular to the jump. The handler is on the landing side facing forward. [The handler needs to be far enough away from the bar  for the dog to jump in extension.] When recalled over the jump, the dog should come to the handler's side with no change in direction.

Here is a YouTube video which shows Foundation Recall to Heel, Extension Recall to Heel, and Backy-Uppy Recall to Heel:

Here is a video showing Serpentine Recall to Heel:


This video demonstrates 270 Recall to Heel:

Here is Directed Jump Recall to Heel:

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