seriously all dogs are faster than the handler- some dogs learn to go slow and not get ahead of the handler. if you want to compete, you do not want to slow your dog down. the only place that you can beat your dog is when they are in the weaves..... here's a video of Destin doing novice jumpers with weaves- he is my fastest dog. you can see he beats me to the tunnel, then I catch him in the weaves and then I don't go all the way to the jump at the turn to run out the end of the course. Destin had some serious commitment to going on to jumps so that's what you'll need to get that distance handling. Running dogwalks where the dog runs the whole way across the dogwalk and down through the contact area are one of the edges that competitors use to win since a running dogwalk is faster than a 2o2o contact. but if you need that catch up time, stopped contacts can give you that moment to catch up in standard. nothing but weaves to let you catch up in jumpers with weaves.