1. There isn't much space between the wings for H to run, so that leads me to believe H is supposed to stay within the Pentagon.
2. Getting D to go out to 1 and 4 while H stays within the Pentagon, is a challenge.
The book provides 12 differently numbered patterns, some of which are mirror images of each other, others reverse directions of only a portion of the course. I tried Exercise #1 in this diagram first, rated as Intermediate, first with Lucky, then with Maxie. Then it started raining and we had to quit before I could do #2, which reverses direction after 4, shown in turquoise.
Temperature 85, but feels like 95. Air wet and heavy.
Lucky: Lethargic, distracted by something in the woods, and not interested in treats right after breakfast. I broke it down into bits, 1-2, 1-3, 3-4, 2-4, 3-5, 3-6. After which, she did the whole course without error. A few times, she ran on past 4 and over to the nearby see-saw , with me calling Here, here, here and waving a treat. She just wanted to do the see-saw, ran to the downside contact, stopped and waited for a release. If I had given the see-saw command, it would have been a perfect performance.
Maxie: enthusuastic, caught on quickly, but I had to place a target (T), out past 4 to get him to go out that far away from me with speed and confidence. Our last run, I removed T and he went out to 4 and cut back toward me on HERE command, and over 5 and 6 just fine. I barely had to move, or speak. Tomorrow I will try it without verbal commands.
Lucky's Jump Height: Did I mention before, I measured Lucky at 21", so it looks like she'll jump at 20". That will put less wear and tear on her shoulders than 22", which I do worry about. She's so solid, sometimes she seems to land heavy on those shoulders, or maybe it's just that her hair is so short I can see the shoulder blades flexing.