Hi! I am Elise Paffrath from Breeze Thru Agility.
I am talking about dog agility training on behalf of Expert Village.com. I am going to
talk next about jump training. There are a lot of obstacles in the agility course but
there are more jumps than anything else, so it is really important dog becomes comfortable
jumping. I like to start doing jumps by just introducing the dog to bars on the ground
and the jump standards. I am going to put a target at the end and have my dog simply
run through the jump standards and over the bars just to get the idea, Okay. Quick. Good
girl. The next step is put the jumps up a little bit and teach the dog to jump over,
wait, over low jumps going ahead, Okay!, Jump. Good girl. Sit. Jumping becomes much more
complicated when the dogs advance and you teach them other skills and have them jump
full height. A dog jumps the height based on how tall they are at the withers. My dog
Sprite is actually jumping 22 inches when she is fully trained, Come. Okay. Jump. Good
girl. So jump training takes a long time to do really well. It is very important to do
a good job of training your dog to be a comfortable jumper, know when to take off and how to handle
their body in a nice arching fashion over the agility jumps.