Teach Your Dog To Jump
Special Interest: Just for Fun
Lure your dog to jump up to get a treat or favorite toy. Start by holding the toy or treat just above your dog’s head. You may have him start in a sit position. Tell your dog to “jump” and make him get the toy or treat by moving up. Use a release command like “yes” or “ok” once he gets the toy or treat and reward your dog. Be patient and reward any small jump that your dog does. You could give your dog a visual clue by jumping yourself. Gradually increase the distance above your dog’s head so that your dog can learn to jump on command.
Jump with your dog, practice multiple jumps, or jump on different obstacles!
Take a picture of video of your dog in the air!
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Activities: Jump, Photo
Items Needed: Treats or Favorite Toy
Safety: Jumping may be hard on undeveloped bones and hips in dogs under 18 months old. Please consult your vet if your dog is ready to jump.
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