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NADAC Barrelers is damn hard!  Our absolute worst qualifying rate is in this class.  Why?  Because it’s damn hard!

Barrels are the one agility obstacle that have no physical outside boundary.  Yet are judged with an outside boundary, which is marked by a small marker, usually a bean bag or a golf tee.  So if you don’t handle that line absolutely correctly, yea…

Barrels are also the one agility obstacle that can be performed many different ways depending on the numbering of the course.  You might have to have your dog go all the way around it clockwise, or counter clockwise, or just run past it on the outside path, or run past it on the inside path, or run full 360′ around it, or only 270′ around it, or only 180′ around it.  Which means if you don’t handle that line absolutely correctly, yea…

Barrelers is just damn hard!

But Barrelers does do a great job of making me a better handler!!

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