By Jennifer Crank

A rear cross is one of three crosses that can be done in order to change the side the dog is on when on course. The front cross and blind cross are both side changes done in front of the dog dog while a rear cross is a side change done behind the dog. You will constantly be presented with the decision of which cross to perform. Strategy is part of what agility is all about. Should you choose a rear cross, where should the rear cross be? What type of rear cross should I be doing? Is my dog reading it correctly? Let’s take a look at all that can go into perfecting a rear cross.