The subject matter for Advanced is substantially similar to Intermediate but with performance requirements and challenges pushed to a higher level. Sequences are longer and more difficult. Lesson plans for this class place more emphasis on handling skills, especially specific turning cues such as turn aways, outs, lead out pivots, serpentines, and threadles. Students will also be introduced to advanced handling cues such as blind crosses, backsides, and the Jaako turn. Improved dog skills are also incorporated into the lesson plans through the use of jump boxes, obstacle discrimination exercises, contact obstacle performances and challenging weave pole entrances and exits. Teams in Advanced are expected to have full proficiency on all equipment, including 12-weave poles, teeter, dogwalk and A-frame. Dogs should be jumping close to their competition height.