Jumping Skills and Problem Solving
Duration: This class will begin September 1 and run through December 31, 2019. You may join any time. You will have access to this class for at least 6 months after the period for feedback concludes.
The goal of this class is to expand your dog’s jumping education and prepare your dog for any jumping challenge he may see on course. Situations that commonly result in knocked bars or other jumping problems will be covered. This class will begin by reviewing jumping skills with drills involving one jump, followed by drills that gradually increase in difficulty. These drills are intended for dogs competing at masters level or above, although this is not required. All dogs are welcome, although some drills will not be as challenging for small dogs. If a dog has a specific jumping problem, be sure to rule out a physical or vision issue before registering for class.
Most drills can fit in 40X60′ space but some require more like 40X80′. Many drills can be modified if your space is too small, but not all. Approximately 20 drills will be covered; some drills are progressive, meaning a less intense version is presented first to be sure the basic skills are in place and that drill is followed by a more advanced version. Many drills require considerable handler running.
Many of the drills in this class are also used in the Advanced Jumping Drills class, which is currently available for Independent Study. If you registered for Adv Jumping Drills on April 1, 2019 or after and would like to transfer to this class which has feedback, register as a working student and you will receive a $75 credit. Please contact Lisa <firstname.lastname@example.org> for information.
- Six jumps
- 2 tunnels
- Mastering Jumping Skills Volume 1 by Linda Mecklenburg
Note: You will be given access to this class on September 1 and see it on the Awesome Paws Forum at that time.