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The longer the distance between jumps, the harder it is for
dogs prone to ETOs. A direct approach, where the dog is presented with the next jump immediately on landing, can add
to the problems. When the spacing between jumps is variable
or greater than 20', where decisions about striding and takeoff points occur constantly, most dogs with ETOs have a more
difficult time. There are some dogs that seem to do well on
certain types of courses where the distan-ºces are shorter and
consistent, and favor the dogs' stride length. For example, a
dog with ETOs may be able to manage one stride between the
jumps on a course set with consistent 18' spacing; however, if
the spacing is increased to 21', that same dog may attempt the
same striding, failing to appropriately add a stride where indicated. On such a course, more extreme early takeoff distances
will likely result, along with more knocked bars.
If the dog knocks or crashes a jump, this may create a lack of
confidence or stress. These psychological responses exacerbate the problem, making the dog even more likely to hesitate,
take off early and/or overjump, which in turn makes him even
more likely to crash again, starting a vicious cycle. Some dogs

Many dogs prone to ETOs also shorten their last stride and take
off from too far back on the approach to the contact obstacles
and/or the table. This means some of them hit very low on the
upside of the A-frame (also the dogwalk and teeter, although
this is perhaps less noticeable), which may affect their striding for running contacts. They may stop prematurely for twoon/two-off contact performance if they have trouble judging
where the end of the ramp is. Dogs may misjudge the table,
attempting to mount from too far back. This is a serious problem because tables are not displaceable and injury can result.
See Figure 9.

B

This dog has misjudged his takeoff distance, possibly due to the
recessed bars. His jumping arc has peaked before the highest point of
the jump, but he overjumped to compensate.

This dog has misjudged her takeoff on the triple. She is already on the
descent phase of her arc and may knock the back bar.

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It is important to note that some dogs that do not have a vision
problem may stutter step temporarily if they make a jumping
mistake and lose confidence, but once they regain confidence
their jumping returns to normal.

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become quite distressed about jumping, depending on their
temperament, which only serves to make the problem worse.

This dog has misjudged her takeoff point for the table. This would be
considered an ETO if the obstacle was a jump.

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