Teaching Directed Jumping

directed jumping foundation Jul 16, 2021
Teaching directed jumping is the first jumping skill we teach the competition obedience dog

When training the new obedience dog, I divide all the exercises into 5 skill sets. Your dog must learn heeling skills, stationary skills, recall skills, jumping skills, and retrieving skills.

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that you must work through the classes in order – Novice, Open, and Utility. Instead, you can practice an exercise (or two) from each of the five skill sets to build a solid foundation for your dog.

Ready to start jumping? Teach Directed Jumping first! This exercise teaches your dog how to jump, to follow handler direction and move in the direction of the jump. Teaching Directed Jumping early prepares dogs for the other jumping exercises.

Here is an article (downloadable pdf) explaining the steps I take to teach this exercise. I'm sure you and your dog will have fun with this exercise!

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Don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions!


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