I took Rip out today sans camera again, to play and do some 2x2's. Before we went out, I had moved the poles straight (I didn't tell him I was doing this)
He ran out and hit those just like before and didn't notice the difference! He was 100% on the 4 straight poles - such a good boy! We did probably 6 repetitions and I didn't see the need to do more as he was hitting them.
So now I will add a jump into the poles to make sure he's OK with hitting the entry after another obstacle. He doesnt seem fazed by my running beside him or crossing behind, so I dont suspect adding a jump will cause any issues.
I look forward to adding the last set of 2 poles into the mix!!