Directed Jumping

It's a lot of work and patience to get our dogs to understand where to go on the send out. They tend to 'cheat' toward one jump or another, losing points, and making it harder to go over the farther away jump.

This dog does a good send out, and shows proper position, obeys the sit command, and goes over the right jump.

The bar jump is more of a challenge to learn at first, because the dogs are used to going over the high jump in their Open level. This dog does a fine job getting the work done correctly.

Left - a target location - What else could be used? Right - Teaching the dog your directing signal. What 6 steps happen next?