Hi Daisy! I have a question. I’ve been working on this with Bling. She takes the jump, gets to the other side, and wants to back jump, I think because we’ve been doing so much back-and-forth on the jumps, to help her jumping. What should I do? I tried using hand motions and verbals to get her to wrap the jump completely, but I get the sense that that’s not the point of this exercise. I am standing just like you are in the video with Frodo (so not a neutral position on the jump).
That’s quite likely, good assessment. You can take a quick step laterally and reach your hand out to give her her reward before she backjumps, but, she’s pretty quick, so that may not work. Alternately, you could toss a toy to where you think she SHOULD end up as she makes the turn back toward you.
I can see where this exercise will help with a problem I have with my dog. I was taught you click at the completion of a behavior. Because of this as soon as my dog hears a click he turns back for his treat. This should help teach him to carry on through the behavior.
@DianeKrumme you’re still clicking for the completion of a behavior – in this case the behavior is ‘commitment’ – which is different from the actual jumping behavior 🙂