Teach your dog to JUMP
This is a tough trick! But it looks cool once Rover gets it. It also is
a good way to get that extra energy a little lower!
easiest way to start teaching this trick is to get Rover
on a box. You want it large enough for Rover to turn around on, but not so
large that Rover can walk around on it. Hold on to Rovers collar and slowly
slide a stick under Rover. Start at Rovers forequarters and then move on to
his hindquarters. The first time go really slow, so Rover does not get scared
and tries to jump of the box. Let Rover step over the stick. Only do this
for about 2 minutes at a time.
gets used to stepping over the stick at a slow pace, go a little faster. Use
the command JUMP ROPE when he is jumping over it. Now you can try him with
the jump rope. Always start at his front and pull the rope to the back. Once
he is jumping over it, you can take him down from the box and try it on the
ground. If he jumps over the rope and stays on the same spot your work is
done! If not back up a step.