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Im looking into getting into REAL agility with my next dog. But directionals, fancy jump work has always baffled me to death. Terms like blind crosses, front crosses, and wraps from the front or backs of jumps... Teaching a dog to go behind a jump and come in to you from the right wing... or the left wing? Then take a left or right towards an outward jump.. WHAT? And Kip cap?! WHAT? "Out doesn't just mean get outside of the jump, it can also get out past the jump." How am I to teach a dog all this nonsense if I have no clue when people are trying to teach it to me? I am so confused. How does the dog know the difference? I have always guided my dog by body language, obstacle names, and the occasional. "right" or "left", to have my dog moving right or left out of a tunnel or over a jump. How do we teach the dog different sides of a tunnel? Does that not change when the dog takes it from different angles? I need help.