When we begin adding motion we typically start with just walking in a small circle. After cuing the Front Cross the circle will change directions and you and the dog will make a figure 8. If your dog understands the cue you will actually see him prepare for the turn with a lead-leg change. If you see the lead-leg change, you are ready to add equipment.
Tip: Cones can help if you need a visual for your figure 8.