Distance handling (Chances example)
Chances is a NADAC game where most, or all, of the course is designed to be handled from within a restricted area and so is a great example of where distance handling skills prevail.
Having said that, these skills are not just for gambles, sends, and artificial constraints on course. Distance handling is an asset in any course to enable you to get to interesting places where working closer to your dog helps clarify the path.
For this article, I will use a chances course to illustrate the basic concept and skills of distance handling. Each chances course will feature challenges specifically focused on distance, discrimination and directional change. Although there are many variations within these guidelines, the example course serves as an illustration of a typical scenario.