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96 96 24 48 48 48 48 48 48 14 There are many grids used that encourage
extension; shown above is a useful but simple setup. My dog's setup
distance must give him room to achieve extension by the time he reaches X
so that he can jump with a longer takeoff and landing distance and flat
jumping arc. If so, 96 spacing leads to a bounce. Refer also to Figure 7A.
96 96 24 48 48 48 48 48 72 15 Here I have added ground bars on #1 and #2
and a spread at #3. Notice how this encourages my dog to power forward
over #3 and extend his jumping arc. 96 24 48 48 48 48 96 48 72 16 I've
increased the distance between #2 and#3 to allow room for an extended
stride. I can progressively increase this distance until my dog takes two
strides and decrease it by a couple of feet to encourage one long,
extended stride. I can do the same with the bounce distances; I
progressively increase the distance until my dog takes a stride and then
decrease it so that my dog is fully extended when he bounces. 96 96 24 17
This is the same setup as in Figure 14 depicted with a dog that easily
extends. Here he jumps extended with a flat arc over #1 and lands close to
#2. He jumps #2 extended with a flat arc and lands even closer to #3. Only
at #3 does his close takeoff distance become a problem, because now he
must overjump in order to remain extended and still clear the bar. If
there were another jump or a turn following #3, it would be difficult to
accomplish. This dog should not be performing extension grids. He needs a
jump controlling his landing. Conclusion This concludes my series on
jumping foundation work. Our knowledge of jumping and how to teach our
dogs the skills is constantly evolving and improving and there is so much
more I would've liked to have said! There are many exercises that I was
unable to include because of space limitations. What I hoped to accomplish
with this series of articles was not to provide an all-inclusive training
plan, but rather to improve your understanding of jumping so that your dog
is given the opportunity to be the best he can be. You must understand what
you are trying to train and why if you hope to achieve your goals. Remember
that the exercises in this series are geared toward the healthy
athletically built dog, but they are appropriate for all dogs when
modifications are made. Always keep in mind what you are cueing when
jumping your dog and be sure your motion and position support the action
being asked of your dog. Before performing jumping exercises, have a
reason for doing so, and know what you expect to accomplish. Hopefully,
you have developed a solid understanding of jumping and are prepared to do
just that! D Linda Mecklenburg is one of the most successful agility
handlers in the U.S. She has represented the U.S. in international
competition 11 times with 4 different dogs, on both the AKC and USDAA
World Teams. Linda's background both in veterinary medicine and horse show
jumping has helped her develop a very effective, proven jump training
program for agility dogs. Linda teaches agility full time at her Awesome
Paws Agility Center in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. Contact her at
awesomepaws@aol.com. | September 06 Clean Run 21         

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run Magazine - September 2006

Contents
Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility...
Dear Sallie Sports Vet
Backyard Dogs
Developing Jumping Skills, Part 9
Beyond the Backyard
On Course with Mike Murphy
Solving the Rear Cross Mystery, Part 3
Gearing Up for a National Event
Running with the Big Dogs
Alphabet Drills
Trainer's Forum
Get Closer to Me, Part 1
Staying the Course
Distance Challenge
Consistency with the Little Things, Part 3
Shape Up Your Training Program
Review: Performance Dog Nutrition
Nested Courses for a Busy World
Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 1
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 2
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Contents
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 4
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility...
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 8
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Dear Sallie Sports Vet
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 10
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 11
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 13
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Developing Jumping Skills, Part 9
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 15
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 16
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 17
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 18
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 19
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 20
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 21
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 22
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Beyond the Backyard
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 24
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 25
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - On Course with Mike Murphy
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 27
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 28
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 29
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 30
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Solving the Rear Cross Mystery, Part 3
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 32
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 33
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 34
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 35
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 36
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Gearing Up for a National Event
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 38
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 39
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 40
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 41
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Running with the Big Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 43
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 44
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 45
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 46
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Alphabet Drills
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 48
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 49
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Trainer's Forum
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 51
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 52
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 53
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 54
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Get Closer to Me, Part 1
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 56
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 57
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Staying the Course
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 59
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 60
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 61
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 62
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Distance Challenge
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 64
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 65
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 66
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 67
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Consistency with the Little Things, Part 3
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 69
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 70
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 71
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Shape Up Your Training Program
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 73
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 74
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 75
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 76
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Review: Performance Dog Nutrition
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Nested Courses for a Busy World
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 79
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 80
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 81
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 83
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 84
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