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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Broad Jump in Open

I'm having an issue with my dog ticking the first broad jump board. I have some ideas on how to work on this, I was just curious what your solutions are?

Often if the weather is good, the first jump is good but if I ask for more than one jump or if it is hot, he'll tick the first board and sometimes the last. I think he's just getting lazy about it, but wanted to hear some other ideas for what you do for a dog who doesn't put in the effort.

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I would stick jump him over the jump and maybe sweep his back feet as he goes over to pick up his feet. I might also run him over the jump to make it more fun and him faster.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 12:26 PM
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three choices. 1. Pull roll of small plastic or chicken wire fencing in front of first jump/last, makes him pick up his feet. 2. attach two dowels straight up on each corner of jump far left and far right about 8 inches up. Attach fishing line to dowel and string across. Dog ticks fishing line and picks up feet. 3. flip board upward to make dog jump higher to gain height on the jump...this is for minor intermittent problems.

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I would space them just a couple inches more than they need to be in the first place. Set the first jump up right and see if that helps. It will give the dog more of an obstacle to see and avoid. You may need to play with a few ideas to see what will work best, and you may need to always use a different one in practice only.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 11:13 AM
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All good suggestions . . . my number 1 fix for broad jump issues is to set up a bar jump over the broad jump. For late jumping, I'd move the bar jump closer to the first board so the dog takes off a little earlier. For a lazy jumper, I'd set the bar high to remind my dog, "Hey, this is a jump, remember?"

For a really lazy jumper, you might need to work on attitude . . . the broad jump needs to be fun again. You can hide a tug behind your back and throw it as your dog goes over the jump. You can place a tug or target with food straight out from the broad jump and occasionally send your dog to find it. A dog that is expecting something fun or yummy might be a little more energized with his jumping. Hope this helps!

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