YOUR PROGRESS IN THIS COURSE:
OK, ready to begin teaching. Now which dog to use…
@Carolyn You’re welcome to submit videos of any dog you like!
Here’s a video of first attempt…
I might try it with the other dog…
@Carolyn Thanks for your patience while I was at world championships! This exercise demonstrates why doing this on ONE jump is important! Crash! So, I would recommend leading out, and making sure your OUTside foot/leg is forward while your inside foot/leg is back behind it, and that your hips are turned slightly to face your dog’s line. You may even want to turn your shoulders more to really face your dog to help it know that it will need to plan on landing in the space you’ve given it and then stopping, rather than continuing to crash in to you.… Read more »
OK getting serious. Here is Bijou. Scenario A.
@Carolyn Your scenario A looks pretty good. I’d start moving forward as you toss the toy, so that your motion supports Bijou running forward to the toy. If you’re stationary, the toy can be dropped at your feet, so that it supports the turn that your lack of motion cues. At around 1:07 things get a bit easier as you’ve led out further, allowing for more extension (your’e still on the takeoff side so no having to deal with convergence YET). When you start to jog, cuing even more extension, things still look good! When you move to the landing… Read more »
Daisy, how young do you start to teach this? Do you precede this with basic jumping skills, so perhaps these are advanced skills? Thanks Mary
Great question @mshaw – I would include this in the beginning jump training with my dogs. So, once they’ve learned to offer to jump for treats, and I start to present them with one jump from various angles, with me on the landing side and takeoff side, and the left and the right, I’d be including these more parallel approaches in with that 🙂