Dog Agility Jump & Jumping over Obstacles
Dog Jumping obstacles are training tests the dog will have to do and jump its way through in order to succeed. We will use different orders, depending on the obstacle we have to sort out. That way the dog will see the difference between the tire and the tunnel.The main order for jumping is "hop". This order will be given when we want the dog to jump, except for the tyre and the long jump. In the tyre we will say the name of the obstacle or "in!" This will not be said for the tunnel.
The units of the obstacle are evenly spaced and in ascending order to make a jump that is 0,40 to 1,50 m. long.
"S" : 40 to 50 cm (2 units), "M" : 70 to 90 cm (3 o 4 units), "L" : 120 to 150 cm (4 to 5 units)
Walking through, running past, jumping in from or out to the side and not traversing the complete obstacle will be penalized with a refusal (5 faults).
Banking or knocking down one of the units, as well as a foot or feet landing between the units will be penalized with a fault (5 faults). Casual contact will not be faulted.
Judged in the same way as the single hurdles
Combination jump with two or three hurdles
Each hurdle that is part of the combination is judged separately. A fault or a refusal can be incurred on each element. Should the dog get a refusal on one of the elements, then the whole combination must be restarted. Failure to do so will result in elimination.
The hurdles can be set up in a straight line or any other variation. Combination jumps can be negotiated only once during a test.