This article is intended to highlight the most important choices you can make about using real-estate on course so you can do so wisely for your dog. By real-estate, I mean, the physical space that you have to work in on course.
The article is written with NADAC style challenges in mind, although the concepts apply equally well to any venue and I have tried to illustrate the ideas with multiple types of courses to reinforce that point.
Here is a typical NADAC style example of how thinking about your available real-estate can make a significant difference in how well you can communicate the ideal path to your dog. This course is similar to a NADAC chances puzzle in which the handler must work inside a limited area in solving the sequence 1 through 10.