The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Blind Crosses

Friday Oct 4

4:00 PM

Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This seminar will cover all aspects of blind cross handling, including:

What are they?
Who should use them?
Where should they be executed?
When should they happen?
Why use them?
How should they be executed?

Bring your questions about blind crosses to this session. Also, bring your running shoes to try different short sequences where a blind cross could be used.

The working teams in this seminar should be able to get ahead of their dog by sending them to an obstacle like a jump or tunnel. Blind crosses won’t work well if you have to run with your dog.

Only jumps and tunnels will be used in this session.

Presenter Bio

Nancy Gagliardi Little

Nancy (she/her) has been training dogs since the early 1980s when she put an Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) on her first competition/Novice A dog, a Labrador Retriever. Since then, she has achieved many advanced obedience accomplishments, including 4 AKC OTCH titles (one CKC OTCH), 6 UD titles, 3 UDX titles, a 2009 AKC National Obedience Invitational invite, and multiple placements in National obedience tournaments.

In agility. Nancy’s dogs have had numerous advanced agility accomplishments including multiple MACHs (AKC), PACHs (AKC), ADCHs (USDAA), MADs(USDAA), qualifying and competing in multiple Cynosport events, 11 AKC National Agility Competitions with 5 different dogs – including many individual top 10 placements and Finals appearances.

In herding, Nancy has 3 Herding Championships on her dogs as well as 2 HXBs (advanced B course sheep) titles, 2 HXBd (advanced B course ducks) titles, 3 HXAs (advanced A course sheep) titles and 3 HXAd (advanced A course ducks) titles.

Nancy is a retired obedience judge, having judged all obedience classes from 1986-2008. She enjoyed judging around the country and was privileged to judge 3 National obedience tournaments in Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina. She retired from judging to spend more time training and competing with her own dogs in the sports of obedience, herding, and agility.