||Introduction to Plyometric Fitness for Jumping (REPLAY)
||Phase 1 - Approach
||Phase 2 - Take Off
||Phase 3 - Aerial
||Phase 4 - Landing
||Phase 5 - Departing
||Jump Analysis and the 5 Phases of Jumping
||The Role of Strength
||Assignment: Your First Jumping Analysis
|Early Jumping Problems||+
||What It Looks Like
||Possible Reasons for Early Jumping
||Early Takeoff Syndrome
|How to Start and/or Adjust Training||+
||Understand the Jumping Arc
||Understand the Take Off Distance
||Strengthen the Dog
|Single Jump Exercises||-
||Determining Your Baseline Grid
||Baseline Grid For Problem Solving
||Baseline Grid as an Exercise
||Baseline in the Middle
Nimbus, jump offering. First time jumping 12″ since his radius fracture that happened Christmas Day. Another note, he is not a fan of doing a lot of reps of anything, especially when he is correct.
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Sorry about that…https://youtu.be/yplk7dHlwgE
There’s a lot of good data in this video.
Freck’s jump offering. I am interested in your comments. I think I am missing some of the details in the set up for this exercise.
Go up to full height on this exercise. I try to use minimal (or none) body cues or verbal cues. If you need to use your arm to cue always use the arm that is on the same side as Freck. The goal is to build strength for jumping without momentum and to decrease question of when to take a jump. Since Freck is not new to jumping you can go straight to full height.
Freck’s Jump Offering progress. I do see him having a bit more confidence when doing sequences. On a side note, I am not sure if it is Freck and my inexperience as a handler, but more experienced agility people seem to offer (unsolicited) comments regarding Freck and his agility deficiencies such as jumping and speed and drive. Perhaps a really sensitive dog who doesn’t like to be wrong. Some people have suggested that he is not bred for agility and is clearly a herding dog and should not be doing agility. Are these comments valid? I often ask myself if I am trying to push a square peg through a round hole. He seems to have fun and is always excited to go to practice. He is really smart and enjoys training.
I want you to progress to standing. Also keep working on sit jumps and show me another session of baseline grid. I think we’re ready to add some more exercises.
We will work on Jump offerings starting from a standing position. I also realized that I wasn’t using a wing so I’ll add the wing. Thanks for your help.
Hi! This is our first time playing thus game, so I hope we got the right idea.
This is looking great!
Thank you so much! It is set at 8” which is her UKI jump height (which we are focusing on right now) we jump 12 in AKC, but I’m trying to get her to jump lower with the 8” bars before we go back up to 12.
Yes, I think a lot of dogs learn a height to jump and jump that height no matter where the bars are. They are cueing off the wings. Teaching her to see the difference will make her more efficient.
This is Starr, she has only been with me about 2.5 / 3 months now. I can see she is weaker in her core and rear. From here just focusing on hops and the strengthening exercises or any other ideas?
She seems a little more unsure than Sealah. Try working on Targets and Beginning Strength Exercises from last year. Then move into the Jumping Strength exercises. While doing that you can work the grids in the Plyometrics for Jumping course.
Working on the small space wraps. Bar height is 16 inch, a comfortable height for him.. he measures 19 inch to the withers. He seems to wrap nicely in this exercise. Interested in your analysis. .
Here is Neo’s attempt at Jump Offering. He normally jumps 24” and this is 12”. Making sure the mechanics look good.
I think increasing height will help you get a bit more turning.
Thank you for your comments on my Oct & 2 Nov posts–We’ve been working outside when the weather is ok. I’ve used ex-pen and a small area to help her focus… and I’ve worked my way up from sitting to kneeling to standing.
Thank you! Okay–got it on the toy. We don’t need to add more crazy, less brain to the mix 🙂 There was part of me that wanted to see if her form “would stick” despite the arousal. Obviously not yet!
So should I try to be a bit further from the jump and see if she can still pick a good take off spot? How should I progress with her now? Is the jump grid with her food frisbee after the jump a good idea?
P.S. Rubee is doing well after surgery, but it is jolly hard to keep her WALKING (I’ve been told off for letting her trot).
I would try taking very small steps away from the jump and see if her form holds.
For the grid, I like food frisbee. Keep working on both until we are getting 95% what we like, then you can try some new things like slow movement. I think adding a toy will be one of the last things we do.
We haven’t had a chance to do anything for awhile. I had a lightbulb moment and did this setup. Using the little Sit-Jump jump together with 2 regular jumps. There is 80 cm between the sit/jump and the next and then 85 cm between that jump and the last. Going to her food frisbee. She even went the other way and it looked pretty good to me! What do you think?
I like it!
Moving on…I tried a bump instead of the sit-jump. I think it looked good, except it wasn’t bi-directional, so I just got rid of the bump and asked her to sit about 60 cm from the jump (does that look like the appropriate distance?) She is so much more settled and really listening. I’m slowly working on a bit of a wait, while I step away. Not many reps. How should I progress this? Keep with the bounce between the 2 jumps, or add a bit of space for her to do a stride?
couldn’t wait–tried the bump in the middle and put her in a sit at about 60 cm with 80 cm between jump-bump and 80 cm between bump and jump. Always looks better with a pre-placed treat, but I like how she can come with me and not be too crazy jumping. The toy got some crazy, but not as bad and last rep looked nice (?)
She seems to be more comfortable with this set up now (sit/pole/jump/bump/jump)…I pick her up and re-start her, because in the last video, she was “over-jumping” coming back.
Even with a toy, she seemed be doing some lovely wraps and push to back side.
And I’ve taken away the fencing!
Awesome job! I’m super happy with the improvement.
Awesome! AriaSitJumps/BaselineInTheMiddle12921: https://link.getonform.com/view?id=nzr3VuFrI0Mke6tqbCcA
I like it! AriaSitJumps12721: https://link.getonform.com/view?id=qrTfUT6BJRIrQDgVWTg1
I’m really happy with how this is going.
Hi! We hope you had a lovely Christmas!
We have slowly moved on to 5 bumps (actually a couple of poles instead of bumps to try and fade the bump picture). What are your thoughts?
Slight struggle with this set up. Aria5StrideJump: https://link.getonform.com/view?id=aOT14c70YU8g1CMYZFXw
we have reached 6 poles (extended out so she can go around them !) and even with a little bit of handler motion, she seems to be doing well.
This was really good.
Aria is back (with hopefully a better handler). I edited out the part where she had a temper tantrum because I had changed things by sitting on the ground. The carpet is “slippery” compared to outside grass, but perhaps it will make her a bit more thoughtful? ha and slow down a bit ha. Tried with a toy at the end to see if I could stand up and keep my hands out of the picture.
we moved outside, because I think the carpet was too slippy. Using a mat as a target/holder for treats. I don’t really know why her sit jump is such an over jump: is it just my motion of placing the treat?
Super happy with this.
I think the Sit Jump is still a lack of understanding of how to be an efficient jumper. Try doing it with you kneeling and reinforcing on the ground.
Hi Leslie. Here is our work on Jump Offering. Reno tends to get sticky if he doesn’t get clear directions so this was a bit hard for him. I have seen so much improvement with him from working on all of these exercises. Especially the ones which require stillness. It has been wonderful for him. Thank you!!! https://youtu.be/ACskflCO46U
Great start! TagRenoDiceJumpOffering: https://link.getonform.com/view?id=OX0gCmXf8sykA5LmVLlT
Start over. I’m standing really close to the wing and not moving (for me ). My concern is that when she jumps towards me she is landing close to bar because she is looking up at me/my hand or because I am so close. Would it be better for me to take a step back so she stretches over the bar and lands a little bit further from the bar?
This is looking so much better!
Hi Coach Leslie,
Enzo has seen jump offering before but only from the side. Is he squaring up enough on the backsides?
This is looking good.
Aria didn’t seem to have any trouble with this exercise. How many reps per side would you recommend? Should I always move up the jump heights with her? The last time was her competition height.
The next day, I tried the other positions.
I want you to move even less. AriaJumpOffering92821: https://link.getonform.com/view?id=rXT7SgJNavSm1PWNwQMu
thank you! sorry my videos are not coming up in the correct order. Just ignore the one below, because I hadn’t seen your suggestion to stand REALLY close and not move. We will do that today!
Make sure you are still and having Aria go side to side. You are doing a front cross with each rep. I do 3-4 reps per station.
Thank you— I will work on your suggestions! It’s good the new app is working!
Does this look better? The mark bucket helps to ground her, so I start with that…
Getting better. She still hasn’t quite figured out how close she can get to the jump.
Summer’s first jump offer–the carpet is not ideal 🙁
Here are the other handler positions for
oops, that didn’t work.
Good jump. She does have a few over jumps that we want to avoid.
Great job! SummerJumpOffering: https://link.getonform.com/view?id=iXECoKXTm4dkREASAcpF
Thank you! It is really hard for me to see when she “over jumps”— I guess because I’m looking down on her (and she has no legs 🙂 I will pay attention now tho.
It can be really hard with small dogs and because usually our focus is on “did the bar stay up?”.
HA! so true.
This looks great! Would it be appropriate for 11 month old Australian Terrier Aria? I have bumps the same size as in the video. Would I use those or go smaller (like a jump bar)? She is only 26 cm at the shoulder.
Yes, I think most dogs can work through this exercise at 11 months old with the exception of some giant breed dogs.
You can start with a jump bump or jump on the ground, 4”, 6”, 8” etc.