Jump Offering – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Jump Offering

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  • Tarah says:

    Hi Leslie. I hadn’t watched these videos yet and just tonight for the first time ever I put down a carpet square and a single jump in my garage and did jump offering haha 😆 Should we practice it without the stride regulators first and then add later? Thanks!

    • Coach Leslie says:

      For Jump Offering there’s no stride regulators unless the dog really struggles with squaring up to the jump. I’ve only ever needed to use them on a handful of dogs.

  • jcsudan@hotmail.com says:

    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.

  • jillcohn@hotmail.com says:

    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.


    • Coach Leslie says:

      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.

      • jillcohn@hotmail.com says:

        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.


  • marea.mllr@gmail.com says:

    Hi! This is our first time playing thus game, so I hope we got the right idea.



  • ashleysdogsports@gmail.com says:

    Hi Leslie,
    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?

    Thank you

    • Coach Leslie says:

      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.

  • jillcohn@hotmail.com says:

    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. .


  • Jenn says:

    Here is Neo’s attempt at Jump Offering. He normally jumps 24” and this is 12”. Making sure the mechanics look good.


  • cynthia says:

    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.

  • cynthia says:

    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.

  • kcferg says:

    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

  • cynthia says:

    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?

  • Barb VE says:

    Hi Coach Leslie,

    Enzo has seen jump offering before but only from the side. Is he squaring up enough on the backsides?



  • cynthia says:

    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.

  • cynthia says:

    Summer’s first jump offer–the carpet is not ideal 🙁

  • cynthia says:

    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.

    • Coach Leslie says:

      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.

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