L2 Exercise 7: Video Examples, Details and Judging Criteria

Exercise 7: High or broad jump (height or width must be minimum 1/2 of dog’s height)
Without moving, the handler must cue the dog to jump either a high/bar or a broad jump while standing either next to the dog, in front of the jump, or beside the jump.

Purpose: Demonstrate cooperation between dog and handler while performing a physical activity.

Equipment: A high/bar jump or broad jump. The jump does not need to be a “formal” or “regulation” jump. For example a high jump could be made from a broom handle set on two bricks or buckets on the ground. A broad jump could be two brooms set at an appropriate distance apart on the ground. Uprights or jump wings are optional but ensure that there are two feet on both sides of the jump.

Exercise set-up:  The dog may be left in any position while the handler either stays at the dog’s side, or moves to the side or front of the jump.   The exercise begins when the dog is cued to jump with a verbal and/or hand signal. The dog must clear the jump in one direction. The exercise ends when the dog completes the jump; no formal front is required. The handler’s feet and body must not move until the dog completes the jump.

Scoring: Pass/Not yet!

Non-qualifiers: Handler moves his/her feet before the dog completes the jump. Handler gives more than one cue to jump. Dog does not go over the jump. Dog hits the bar or boards and displaces them.  Video does not permit the exercise to be adequately judged.


Use a hand signal with your verbal cue if it is helpful!

Video Example:

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